Husband and I have both come to the conclusion that we each wake the other up at night. I get up almost every night....not always for the loo, it's usually just because I simply cannot sleep, and me getting up and opening the bedroom door wakes husband up. I sometimes go back to bed after an hour or two, and that wakes him up again, although he does usually go back to sleep quickly. Unlike me.
He's a very fidgety sleeper, always has been but it seems to have got worse as he's got older. He also has restless legs and jerks his arms as well as his legs, so I frequently get elbowed in the ribs or kicked in the shins. He's asleep when he does it, he's not doing it deliberately! (well, that's his story and he's sticking to it, lol). Whatever, it constantly wakes me up....that's assuming I'm actually asleep in the first place. And when he's having one of his 'jerky' nights (it's not every night, thank goodness), he does the jerking stuff literally every couple of minutes, for about an hour or so, so there's no chance of me getting back to sleep then.
This last night (it's now 05.30 and I've been awake since about 02.00) has been particularly bad, he's been incredibly restless, even keeping himself awake and he's up too, unheard of for him to be up at this hour.
So we've both reluctantly come to the conclusion that we need to get rid of our bed and get single beds. It's a shame because I love our bed. We do have 2 spare bedrooms.....well, the single one is my craft room now, the larger spare room has twin single beds for visitors - some of our visitors are friends who obviously don't want to share a double bed, so we can't just swap rooms and beds, we need to keep the spare room as a twin. Having separate bedrooms is an option too far for us - I know some couples do, each to their own, whatever works for them, but we don't want to. So we'll be looking for 2 pine single beds in the near future.
Am off up to the Midlands for the family stuff today, leaving here just after 07.00.....could have done with a decent night's sleep but hey ho. I shan't be sleeping in brother's car, I always try to stay awake as I don't think it's fair on the driver....he can't sleep, after all!