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    Is your sleep noticeably different when out in the field? I've noticed that mine is--when out in the field, I tended to go to sleep at nine or ten, and frequently woke up at four or five. And I felt good after I work up--if anything I was less tired than when I wasn't in the field. I've always considered myself an evening person, and thought I was the sort of person who needed a lot of sleep, but it looks like I was wrong.

    I've always had an easy time falling asleep in cars. Too easy, really. When I'm a passenger there's a good chance that I'll fall asleep on a car ride that lasts longer than an hour or so. Even when I'm the one driving, I get groggy if I'm driving after I've eaten.
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    It depends on the schedule of the work, but yeah, hitting the hay early and waking up early is typical. I sleep well in the field when the work is physical enough. Otherwise I can be pretty restless.

    I struggle hard with nocturnal schedules. I've had to do dusk-til-dawn work schedules for several different things before, and I NEVER sleep as well, nor do I ever feel very well when I'm awake. My non-work waking hours become useless and I always feel kind of crappy and out of it. I can do it, and I'm usually fine at work, but it's very counter to my natural circadian rhythm and feels like a constant struggle.

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    Your cycle is the exact opposite of mine.
    I'm just now going to bed right now and it's 7 AM. I prefer to get up late and stay up late. I'm looking for an evening or night job. The one thing I have serious trouble with is getting up early in the morning. I hate that people like me are seen as lazy by society. We don't sleep more. We just sleep at different times.

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    It doesn't look like I've posted in this thread, so I'll stop by and drop off my two cents.

    I've developed a habit of sleeping on top of the covers, usually beneath one to three smaller blankets. It's more comfortable this way, with the softness of the sheets and comforter beneath me. Though if I get cold in the winter I might get under the covers.

    I sleep on my belly, usually with a bunch of stuffed animals on the spare pillow beside me. Even when my mate curls up beside me, I still like having a plushie to hold. It's really very nice, just lying there, cuddling a stuffed animal with his arm around me. It makes me feel very happy and relaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel Moon View Post

    I sleep on my belly, usually with a bunch of stuffed animals on the spare pillow beside me. Even when my mate curls up beside me, I still like having a plushie to hold. It's really very nice, just lying there, cuddling a stuffed animal with his arm around me. It makes me feel very happy and relaxed.
    Speaking of sleeping with a mate, i really don't like being touched by my mate while we are in bed, im sure much to his disappointment. I like sleeping back to back if i do end up sleeping in contact with him. Can't sleep if we are hugging each other or if my face is blocked by a part of his body (be it his face or otherwise). That being said, anything blocking my face sucks as it feels like i am breathing in air that i have already exhaled. Don't like that.

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    I don't mind sleeping in a tent out in the woods. Just so long as no bugs get in and keep me awake. The one thing I can't stand is being kept awake buy bugs crawling all over me in the middle of the night. Drives me nuts. That's why I tend to go camping during the late fall and winter months.

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    I prefer to sleep on the floor, on either of my sides. I may end up on my back at some point. I don't like blankets at all unless I'm cold and even then I don't like blankets. When I was younger, like way younger, word is that I used to avoid sleeping in my bed and sleep in my closet instead.
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    I have extremes of comfort when sleeping. Love sleeping in high places that feel like a perch or have to be jumped off of. Enclosed spaces feel nice too. Low places are good and feel grounded. I guess my big aversion to usual sleeping arrangements is that they are not defensible positions. They tend to be more of a convenient pillar in the center of the room. I'd much rather be tucked away in a corner, or next to a window.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheetah View Post
    I've always had an easy time falling asleep in cars. Too easy, really. When I'm a passenger there's a good chance that I'll fall asleep on a car ride that lasts longer than an hour or so. Even when I'm the one driving, I get groggy if I'm driving after I've eaten.
    I don't have field work days anymore (hello GIS career) but I remember falling asleep in cars stupid easy as well. Part of it was also that I was too cheap to buy a tent. But alas now my days are now pretty sedentary.

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonicWolf View Post
    Speaking of sleeping with a mate, i really don't like being touched by my mate while we are in bed, im sure much to his disappointment. I like sleeping back to back if i do end up sleeping in contact with him. Can't sleep if we are hugging each other or if my face is blocked by a part of his body (be it his face or otherwise).
    Same. Love my partner but never touch me while I'm sleeping.
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