It was 4:15 this morning. I was curled up on my right side, well on my side of the king-size bed I share with my spouse of 18 years. All of a sudden, I feel the impact of his foot on my butt!! :eek: Talk about your rude awakening!!!
No, it’s not spouse abuse. I don’t think he’s harboring some deep-seated resentment… after all, it’s ME here! But, dang, what a shocker! Needless to say, I didn’t fall back to sleep… <yawn>
I know he has nightmares - he used to wake up trembling having had dreams about a particular incident when he was in the Navy. I don’t know all the details since he’s not free to discuss it, but it ended with the death of a friend of his. But those dreams ended years ago.
He also hit me in his sleep once - well, not exactly hit me - he was flailing and I happened to be there. No marks, no repeats, no biggie. I’ve learned that when he gets restless, if I get close to him and lay my hand on his arm or back, he usually calms down. So, after he booted me, I got real close and put my hand on his leg. He twitched a little more - kinda like the dogs do when they dream, then he quieted down.
I called him after he got to work (I leave home before he gets up) and he doesn’t remember dreaming. He was all apologetic. So, should I milk this??
Nah. Not my style. But I may have to tie his legs when we go to bed… ummm, that’s another thread altogether.