Alternative Sleep Surfaces
Inktober 2019 Day 19
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. Maybe.
I discovered accidentally when driven out of a Italian hotel bed by noise, that I might sleep better on the floor.
I expected that a night spent on a cold, hard marble floor with only a thin blanket and a bath towel (it was a very nice bath towel, though) for padding would be an absolute disaster, but it was probably the best night of sleep I’d had in a year.
I’m not sure that it is just the hardness of the floor that is the selling point however. When I sleep on the floor, I often have to reposition myself every time I wake up....because, well, the floor is in fact hard and those pressure points that the mattress companies talk about are not totally fictional. I often can track how late it is and how many times I have woken up by what position I am in.
But we don’t live in a European hotel with polished white marble floors...or fancy fluffy bath towels, so perhaps that is what my sleep is really missing.