Donna, I love the phrasing of your ?. Everyone in my house likes the couch, I don't find it that comfortable, can't sleep on it. I try to sleep in my bed, sometimes I get a couple of hrs, sometimes, not that much.
Like Cat, my DH works nights, so for most of the wk I am by myself. I lay on my side, w/ a reg pillow behind my back. I have a pillow under one knee, the other knee behind, out straight. As I sleep, I turn over on my back. That is usually when I have my biggest problem. I have been getting an intense burning pain in my left leg from the hip to the toes. It wakes me up and it feels like my leg is on fire. I try to get up and relieve the pain/burn, but the 'feeling' stays.
My husband snores, so some nights that he is home it is hard to get to sleep. Most nights I can fall asleep, just can't stay asleep.
Right now he will be home for a bit. He always goes off to sleep before me, I find I tend to listen to his breathing. He does have apnea, so when he stops, it is scarey. I gently rub his back and that seems to get him back on track.
I have flannel sheets on the bed, the only type we use - yr round. At times it feels like a wrinkle is out to get me, so I have to re do the sheets. I have a thermal blanket, a light quilt, and a heavy quilt on the bed. I also flip the blankets on and off, like Marlee. I also make several trips to the bathroom. I am not able to return to sleep after my trips.
I can't take naps, have never been a 'napper'. I do get very run down and I must sit or lay on the couch w/ my heating pad under me. I just can't sleep. I am so happy when the day is over, I keep hoping 'Tonight will be the night I sleep'. That is my bedtime story. lol.
I asked my DH if my 'sleep' habits bother him, would it be better for me to go to the LR? He wants me near him. I feel the same way. We only have a few nights to be together, I would rather hear him snore, then be in the other room. It is comforting just to have him there w/ me.
God bless. Alice.