Right outside berthing, up the ladder within arm’s reach, door to the arresting gear space. When we went to sea, I was night crew every time, so I got to hear that unspool until I could get to sleep. I’m pretty resistant to noises now.
@Felton10@Kidsandliz@kuoh Use in the shower…See that solves for 3 problems… the need for a fly, how to wash them and by eliminating the use of a toilet and washing machine you’re in effect helping the environment by using less water… I call that a win, win…win… Now all we need to do is get them on Shark Tank and get a licensing deal from Mark Cuban
@Felton10@Koolhandjoe@kuoh Shark Tank would want a patent pending and as most of them are men… well I don’t think they’d accept the sissors/knife solution proposed here. Trouble is duct tape and bubble wrap and you can make the same thing leaving a “hole” in the right place (grin).
I was a heavy sleeper when I was younger. It would take superhuman efforts to wake me. And I would wake up in the same place I fell asleep – no flopping around. Now I can hear a feather hit the ground. I think it is because after the kids came along, part of me is always on duty. Now that they’re getting older I’m sleeping a little more soundly. Still don’t move around a lot.
My sister is the heaviest sleeper. She won’t move at all from when she goes under to when she wakes up. No noise or lights or shoves will wake her. On the flip side, she always seems to wake up when she wants to. No need for an alarm clock (which wouldn’t wake her anyway).
I sleep pretty well. Fall asleep easily, stay asleep unless I have to get up to pee or my arthritis (hip, shoulder) is bothering me. But then I can usually re-position and fall back asleep quickly. Guess all the years of working weird shifts as an EMT and now ER nurse have conditioned me to sleep when the opportunity presents. I also don’t find it hard to stay up for over 24 hours or to work 16 hrs and come back on less than 8 hours rest to work another 8 or 12 hours… (back to back doubles (16 hours) are starting to wear on me though).
A very light sleeper who is annoyed at how easily awoken he is. I always said that if I was allowed one superpower, it would be the ability to fall asleep within 5 minutes and stay asleep, no matter where I’m sleeping.
i used to sleep like the dead. i really miss that. my partner still does and sometimes i just look at him in amazement/jealousy before getting up, knowing i won’t be able to fall back asleep. i’m not sure if something wakes me up or if i just wake up on my own.
i do get up to pee multiple times a night which is really annoying, but i’m used it. lately tho my partner’s snoring has been waking me up frequently which sucks big time. i’m not sure why that started happening since his snoring is nothing new, and i also feel like a dick waking him up since i know i snore just as bad.
I usually am asleep within 5 minutes of getting in bed. But I often wake up between 2 and 4 AM and can then sometimes lay awake for hours. Occasionally I wake because I need to visit the bathroom, but not always (I am very careful about my liquid consumption after 7PM). Melatonin usually helps me stay asleep/fall back asleep, but less now than when I began using it. A combination of melatonin and an OTC antihistamine works a treat but I am reluctant to over-use it because of side effects and concern of developing a tolerance and losing my have-to-get-a-good-night’s-sleep-tonight backup strategy.