Friday, July 21, 2006
Not Sleeping with the Enemy
Well, actually, not sleeping which is what happens when you are woken up at night and not able to get enough REM sleep.
A man's brainpower, scientists say, can be damaged by sharing a bed. When they spend the night with a partner, their sleep patterns are disturbed, whether they make love or not.
This leads to poorer mental agility the next day.
Women do not suffer from the same problem. They have disturbed sleep if they share a bed, but tend to get better quality rest when they do drop off and their brain power remains undiminished.
This goes double for me. I am woken up really easily and have a hard time sharing a bed. Recently I purchased an alarm clock from Homedics which produces six types of white noise. That helps block out the noise coming from the street. Now I just have to find a way to keep the bed still.