Well, that wasn’t a total success. We happily snuggled up to each other, went to sleep – and half an hour or so later, the Sage started chasing rabbits or something in his sleep and his twitching woke me up. And then I wasn’t very comfortable and we both moved around, him half-asleep and me awake, until I dozed off again. Then I woke with an aching back at 5 o’clock and read for a while until discomfort forced me out of bed.
There was a study last year that found that couples sleep better in separate beds. Years ago, I couldn’t sleep without the Sage – if he was away, the only way I could finally drop off was by cuddling his pillow in my arms. But I have to admit that now I sleep like a top when he’s away. I like sleeping with him next to me, it’s just that we wake each other every time we move, and it isn’t conducive to a sound night’s sleep for either of us.
Just as well I was up early, however, I’ve got a lot to do today.