I couldn't sleep last night. I was tired and wanted to, but insomnia had kicked in. I tossed and turned for a while, then got up to read, figuring it would settle me enough I could fall asleep. It was nearly 4 before I got sleepy enough to do it.
Even once I got sleepy, I still had trouble. I kept waking up every 15-20 minutes. By the time my alarm went off at 7 to remind me to take my temperature (we're trying to conceive so I'm monitoring my BBT), I was feeling pretty rough.
I took my temperature, then fell back asleep again. I woke up about 20 minutes later, then felt Steve snuggling in behind me, wrapping his arms around me. To my surprise, I drifted right back to sleep and slept without waking for a solid two hours.
We talked about it after I got up. I told him about my restless night. He said he woke up and had a feeling I needed to snuggle.
It seems funny that such a simple thing can make a difference. And yet it did. I tossed and turned all night, but immediately calmed and slept well once his arms were around me.
I think part of it has to do with Steve being sick this week. It's nothing major, just a summer cold, but with him still trying to work with it, it's sapped his energy. Normally when we go to bed in the evenings, I curl up against him while we talk about our day or watch a movie. Then we go to sleep. But since he's been sick, we haven't been doing that. He's been coming in from work tired, eating and going straight to bed.