Friday, April 24, 2009

Night Terrors

When my husband and I were first married, one of the first things I learned about him was that not only did he talk in his sleep, he also walked, moved things, turned lights on, swatted at imaginary bugs...etc...etc. It was cute. It made me laugh. I would talk back to him and see what else he would say. Freaking hilarious!! It amused me to no end. On nights he would actually get out of bed, I just had to gently turn him back towards the bed and he would settle back down to sleep.

Only one night did he do something completely scary. The day started with him heading off to work, as usual, and then after work, he played flag football with his squadron. It was a great game with lots of fun-spirited hits made by all. His team won. Life was good. We went to bed that night and all was calm. Until sometime in the middle of the night when he rolled over toward me (I was on my side with my back to him) and he put his leg over my legs and pulled my arm behind my back! I was completely unable to move. I tried to call his name to wake him up, but it wasn't working. Then he said something that really started worry me....he said "I'm gonna need some help with this one, Guys"!! Oh huh...that didn't sound good to me. Finally I started squirming and calling out his name and finally he woke up. He let go of me, apologized and went back to sleep. That was it. After that, the only thing he ever did in his sleep was just talk and walk and swat bugs.

And now??? Not so funny anymore.

I really don't sleep well at night. I wake up alot each night. This has been going on for about five years or so. Some nights are better than others, but for the most part, I don't sleep well. So last night, when my hubby started doing his bug swatting dance at 1 am, I'm not amused. He's moving the covers looking for whatever he thinks is crawling around in there. When he still doesn't find anything, he jumps out of bed, turning on lights, mumbling stuff. So instead of trying to reason with the man (like THAT works) and getting him back in bed (like I used to do), I say "whatever", roll over and try my hardest to ignore him and go back to sleep. I have no idea how long he stays up or how many "bugs" he has caught over the years. I'm sure the numbers are high because he is very thorough in his search!!'t it grand?!?!?!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad Mark doesn't do this as bad. Though I do have a couple of funny ones about him!