Monday, September 22, 2008

Cover Hogs

It seems a shame after being married a million years that I still haven't been able to train the cover hog. In the dark watches of the night, one of two things happen. Either he decides he's hot and throw all his covers on top of me. Or he decides he's cold and steals all the covers leaving me to freeze.

At one time, I thought the best solution would be to have separate covers so I invested in twin top sheets, blankets, comforter. And routinely found mine on his side of the bed. My second solution was to place back-up covers on a chair next to the bed. Of course, I had to wake up to find my new set of covers and by then they were cold!

If I toss all the covers on him (because he turned the AC off), he just tosses them on the floor on the other side of the bed. I'm thinking about duct taping his covers around his knees. At least he would have to wake up then when he couldn't rearrange his covers.

While I'm at it, I'll tape his c-pap mask to his face so the the leaking air doesn't keep me awake with the whistles, chirps, screeches, and other assorted noises he makes. Or I could super-glue it to him. That's a thought. I tried recording the racket. It didn't work. Maybe I'll get a video tape...

And post it on You-tube...



  1. Hm. Easy solution in our house. I sleep in another room. Solves all the problems. You'd be surprised how many couples resort to that over covers, snoring, restlessness. It seems to work for us. DH is a restless sleeper. Wakes up at 3 a.m, can't go back to sleep and turns on the television. ARGH. I couldn't stand it anymore.

  2. You could push him out of bed and then innocently pretend he fell.

  3. Too funny. I just get a firm grip on the covers and when I role over take them with me:)

  4. Just grab the covers and roll, tucking them around you. I do it all the time.

  5. two bedrooms solves our problems. The SO has a sleep disorder. I got woken up one night and told to "stop breathing." Not snoring, talking in my sleep or making other sounds, but I was "breathing". Two rooms for sleeping, works wonders.