A couple of days ago Stuart asked me how I slept the night before. I told him that I'd slept great and that I only woke up about three times. He then asked if I normally I woke up that much and I told him I usually wake up more. I'd say on average I wake up between 4 and 7 times a night. I take a long time to fall asleep and then I wake up often then lie awake for up to an hour trying to get back to sleep. I'm not a light sleeper and noises don't wake me up. Stuart does snore, that's what makes it hard to fall back asleep but I don't think it wakes me up. I also never need to wake up to pee... tmi, I know, let me finish...
So, Stuart said that it's not normal to wake up that many times. He also said that it made sense that I find it hard to wake up in the morning and that he's glad he can stop thinking that I'm just lazy. He gets a solid 8 hours of sleep a night. Apparently when they say you should get 8 hours of sleep a night they mean 8 straight hours? Is that true?
I used to have nightmares regularly and the occasional night terror but that hasn't happened in a few months. I guess part of it could be my back pain but I've had this sleep pattern for as long as I can remember.
How often do you wake up through the night?