Tonight, I’m going to try an experiment. I have my bed set up so that the head is facing south, which is supposed to be a handy thing for helping with sleep. Apparently, humans like the north-south orientations, but I’m suspecting that this is not necessarily true.
At the old house, the head of our bed faced east. Daniel would sleep side-ways only if there were two people in the bed with him – he kinda did this “bridge” thing to be in contact with both of us. When it was just me, he was flat up against me. Now, in the new house with the south-facing bed, he’s sideways all the time.
He and Joseph look like a cute explosion in the morning with all the convoluted sideways positions they take on. After a couple of nights, I figured out that Daniel was going sideways and Joseph was “running from him”.
So, I’m going to move my bed 90 degrees so that the head is facing… west, I think? The theory is that Daniel will be more likely to sleep in line with me instead of perpendicular, and that should mean fewer kidney-kicks. (And here I was thinking that him converting to air-cooled status two years ago would eliminate that particular problem…)
The interesting thing about this is that it’s occurring to me that this is obviously not his only abnormality. He’s got all kinds of weird little quirks, like having a full-sentence vocabulary and using “yes” and “no” in context every time instead of being reflexive… and, as I said, he’s two. Just barely two. We expected his cognitive abilities to be a little unusual, so I’m not surprised, but this east-west thing might be a correlation with some other anomaly or oddity that we have or haven’t come across yet.
How about you? Really think about it. What cardinal point does your head face for you to feel the most comfortable sleeping? (What a clumsy sentence…)