Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Night Songster

I always have trouble falling asleep like a normal person. I like to be up late naturally so I generally have to fight that inclination in order to hit a REM cycle to benefit my tomorrow. In contrast, Jay falls asleep three minutes after climbing into bed and opening his book. He generally reads a chapter or two before it inevitably wilts against his face and the pages crumple around his lips. He's out.
The hardest part is that when he's having some good, good sleep - the man snores. And for me, the gal who struggles to sleep every single night, this is an added roadblock and it drives me nuts. I'm never mad at him. I'm well aware he doesn't know he's doing it and he's always receptive to the roll over method when poked- but it still makes things a bit more difficult for me. And whenever that sound starts to murmur, I feel a battle coming on: Me vs. Unconscious Jay's nose. Let's do this.

Even as I type this right now the 'snore du jour' is bouncing off the bedroom walls like the beat of a drum: Ever steady, ever strong. And here I am awake. But it's not bothering me so much tonight. After weeeeksssss apart on different continents, way different time zones, different cities, different beds and different experiences - I'm happy he's right back here next to me tonight. He's exhausted, spent, mentally tapped-out and needs his sleep before real life hits him again tomororw.

I'm just happy he's home like a little sap. So snore away, my dear. Snore away.
(That kinda made me want to sing that to the tune of Enya)

10 comments:

Lauren Farrow said...

Oh, Enya takes me back...
Hopefully you were able to fall asleep. I know what it's like to be a night person married to a morning person. In some ways there are obstacles but in other ways night vs. morning people can compliment each other.
Welcome home to both of you and hopefully sweet dreams!

Erika Sorocco said...

This is so cute though! Loud snoring isn't something I can tolerate from everyone {especially since I have difficulty falling asleep as well}, but when you love someone, you just count it as one of their adorable quirks. My cat, Minky, literally snores in my ear all night. :P

Glad that Jay is home safe!

xx

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

As the partner of a sometimes snorer, it is crucial for me to be asleep by the time he goes to sleep! I feel your pain. And suggest ear plugs! They work great!

Jax said...

You guys are too cute!!! My man snores too. I tend to in bed day dreaming for a half hour until I slowly slip away to sleep. There are too many things in our heads to just simply pass out. Haha

Pat Hatt said...

I so wish I could pass out in 3 mins, that would be great. But up for an hour at least before I conk out. Thankfully the cat has a little snore lol

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Pat - yes, me too!!! ha, I'm learning that cats snore from these comments!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Lauren- thanks, Lauren! And yes, Enya takes me back too!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Erika- aw, that sounds kinda soothing!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Steph- great idea on the ear plugs. i wish I could go to sleep before him but sometimes he's in bed at like 9 pm! Which just ain't happenin' in my world.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Jax - ha, I can see you as a night dreamer!