In the heat of the night…
Hey everyone Adam here,
So when I sleep I get cold. I want the heat on, I want big blankets and I want Sierra close to me. I need to touch her when I sleep. I want our dog Faye snuggling my legs. Faye likes to sleep under the covers at our feet; it’s hilarious. Faye usually starts her sleepy time next to Sierra, but when Sierra overheats she will foot pass Faye to me. I toss and turn all night, so much so that I awaken suddenly irritated with Sierra because the blankets are on the floor and I’m cold. Its ridiculous as I’m the one who rolls the blankets off of the bed that I blame Sierra, but the amazing women she is she always pulls them back on the bed and helps cover me back up even though its my fault. Now as I stated earlier I get cold easy, well on the flip side, Sierra likes a fan on, the air conditioning on and I think if it were comfortable she would use a bag of ice for a pillow. This is not conducive to one who is cold 99% of time he is in bed. Every night I hear the heater kick on and I get so excited until I realize its the air conditioner and let me tell you what happens when I put my foot down and tell Sierra to turn it off……nothing lol. I have no power when it comes to this nightly decision. Our bed is a full size but I’m pretty sure whoever manufactured this bed is playing a joke on us. I am only 5’8 and my feet hang off the end of the bed, and my feet have never hung off the end of a bed my entire life. Sierra and I are always jostling while trying to deal with my being cold and her overheating. I may not win over the temp of the room at night, but I did win on the debate over bed size. We will be upgrading to a king so soon; I’m very excited. I think He and She need to be next to each other when they want and have all the space they need when they want. The king offers that. Seeing as we are the king and queen of our household why not splurge on a nice big new bed…and maybe some more blankets.
I think Adam and I may have switched traditional roles on this one as I am always so much warmer than Adam. We’ll be hanging out at home and he has on sweatpants, three shirts, socks and is under two blankets on the couch while I’m in a t-shirt. You can image the issue this causes while sleeping. Especially as I like it freezing cold so I can burrow under a big pile of blankets. In my defense, I was born in NH (during a blizzard!), went to Syracuse University which is in I believe the snowiest town in the US and have been living in the Hudson Valley of NY for the last few years…and you know what? It’s HOT in Texas. Just sayin. If I slept with the ac on may-oct in NY, imagine how I feel in a climate where it’s over 70 most days…in JANUARY. My sister Thea has dubbed me the little radiator because I over heat so much when I sleep…which Adam actually loves as he can snuggle up to me when he’s cold and instantly warm up. I however feel like I’m going to melt when he does this and we spend most of the night inching back and forth across the bed…with my moving away from him as he chases the warmth. Faye also gets in on the fun as she too feels the need to touch me while sleeping, though at my feet. Eventually I push them both back over to Adams side of the bed, which causes him to toss and turn and all of the blankets to slide onto the floor. Adam of course wakes up all grouchy and has no idea where the blankets are or why he’s so cold (even though this happens every night) so I pull the blankets back onto the bed and tuck him in. It’s an endless cycle. I am actually all for getting a king sized bed and only have resisted this long as I have an almost new bed, but at this point I’d rather put the bed in storage and get a decent nights sleep for once. However I have a hunch that even with a bigger bed, we’ll be repeating the same cycle each night, only we’ll be covering a greater distance!