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How well do you sleep?

Some people sleep like babies; others, well, don’t. How well do you sleep?

Do you and your partner have different sleep schedules? Does one of you sleep “better” than the other? If so, check out this article by Gail Marsh about managing different sleep schedules in an RV (which we all know can be hard to do!).

All this sleep talk has us ready for a nap… Ha! If only! We still have five more newsletters to publish for you this week. No time for naps!

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Jeff Craig
6 months ago

I sleep fine, for about 5 hours, and according to my FitBit it isn’t very restful, since November 2016.It got a bit better for a few months in early 2021, but in my mind, I’m back in Iraq as my own Nation is overthrown by people who believe ‘the BIG LIE’ and other whacky, outlandish, illogical conspiracy theories.

Diane M
6 months ago

I go to sleep within 10 minutes and sleep like a log. My husband struggles to go to sleep and every little noise wakes him up. It drives him crazy that I’m sound asleep.

Skip
6 months ago

After my heart attack 11 years ago I haven’t been able to only get 2-4 hours though I will take an hour and a half on the afternoon. And that’s with taking pain meds and a spinal cord stimulator running. Sure would be nice to get 6-8 hours straight.

Brian Burry
6 months ago

My sleep has been tough. Combat Medic in the Mekong Delta Jungles of South Vietnam, then Police Officer, Military Reserves, Activated back to Full Duty from 9/11, 2 tours Iraq and 1 tour Afghanistan, all led to those memories of the soldiers/ friends I could not save, nightmares of those tragic events. I have had great support and love from my wife, sought professional care, and I have less of them now, remembering that I saved more and those memories are helpful. When you are in combat, you create a bond and intensive (even though some are short) friendships. My best friends to this day, are those I had the honor of serving with in war. My most cherished words, are “ Hi Doc!” When I see them. I am so honored.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
6 months ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your service and all of the lives you have saved over the years. But Thank You, Doc Burry, a million times over. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Ditto, thanks for all you have done, Doc Burry!

Jeff Craig
6 months ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

Stay Strong, Brother!

Robert
6 months ago

Clear conscience, I sleep like a baby!!!

Tom
6 months ago

No problem sleeping, “The sleep of the just” my mom use to call it.

Joe
6 months ago

I sleep well just about anywhere however my best sleep was in our sailboat, especially while swinging on the hook but my wife would get up about every hour afraid that we were dragging the anchor even with no wind at night.

Paul B.
6 months ago

I sleep very well aside from the obligatory freight train visits in the middle of the night. Is it law or merely tradition that RV parks be across the street from railroad tracks?

Neal Davis
6 months ago

I have no trouble sleeping or falling asleep almost without exception. If I stay up too long (say, past 1:30 AM), then I sometimes take longer to fall asleep. I typically get 6 to 7 hours of sleep, but sometimes I feel sleepy earlier in the night and get 8 or 9 hours. Poor wife frequently has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Even though she goes to bed 2 or 3 hours before me, we probably get the same amount of sleep.

Donald N Wright
6 months ago

Funny, I sleep better in my RV than I do at home.

Bob Palin
6 months ago

Me too, it’s quite noticeable but I can’t figure out the difference. I live in the country without outside noise or light and those are my normal camping conditions too, so that’s not it.

Fred
6 months ago

I’ve never had much trouble sleeping. But the last few years, I’ve been taking CBD oil for the normal aches & pains of a 70+ year old. I take a few drops of the oil an hour before bedtime & I’m asleep in 5 minutes after hitting the bed. I used to wake up several times during the night, but now only wake occasionally if I’ve had too much water the night before.

Sharon L Boehmer
6 months ago

65 degrees, the right pillow and blanket and I’m out for the count.

Wayne Braxton
6 months ago

ZZZZZZ. HUH? Did you say something? I was sleeping.

The Lazy Q
6 months ago

Mostly I’m afraid to go to sleep. Between sleep apnea and wearing CPAP, bulging disc’s in my lower back and two neck surgeries I rarely sleep more than three hours at a time. Most nights I’m up for an hour or so. If my pain eases somewhat I will lay in bed again and try again, if it doesn’t then I head to the recliner until morning. At least my wife sleeps well. I made it from 2130 to 0400 this morning. Can’t complain with 6 hours I guess.

Ed K
6 months ago

So many aches and pains, I hate getting old, but the alternative sucks even worse.

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed K

Amen!

Gordy B
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

As my Dad always said “Getting old ain’t for sissies!”

Candy Medina
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed K

Getting old isn’t for wimps.

Bob
6 months ago

These time changes really bother me. Takes at least a month for me to adjust. Doesn’t matter if we lose or gain an hour of daylight.
Hopefully, the legislation to eliminate the twice yearly changes is approved.

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Bob

We voted twice here in NV to eliminate DST. Overwhelmingly for the elimination of it. What happened? Nothing.

Bob Palin
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Individual states cannot overturn DST, it’s a national issue. (AZ somehow did it way back I know, but it can’t be done now)

The Senate passed the Sunshine Bill yesterday which would put us on permanent DST from 2023, let’s see what the House does.

Gigi R
6 months ago

Not only do I sleep well, I can do it anywhere. Trains, planes in those little seats and anywhere. Lucky me.

Johnm405
6 months ago
Reply to  Gigi R

I am like Gigi R. I can sleep anywhere anytime. Even in the parking lot waiting for the wife. I do have nights when I wake up every hour or two then go back to sleep for 2 or 3 hrs then the same thing over again

Bob p
6 months ago

I normally sleep very well, my late wife said I must not have a conscience, I would fall asleep in the middle of a sentence I was saying. I never did understand the conscience thing.

Mike Brown
6 months ago

Looks like John Steinbeck’s camper.

TIMOTHY W STITZEL
6 months ago

Due to the job that I had and when I retired, I would be awake all night or only get 2-3 hours of sleep. I finally found a doctor who specialized in sleep. He ran a few tests and found that I am lacking certain vitamins/minerals/chemicals that the body is to produce naturally. So off to the Pharmacy I go and now I get 6-8 hours of sleep. My doctor and I are in the process of slowly backing off of the medication hoping the body has had time to catch up.

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