A Stranger in My Bed

I had started at a new job which requires me to wake up early. I am not a morning person. During the first week when I didn’t get enough sleep, and the sleep I got was not of good quality, I would wake up in the middle of the night, every night. For a brief moment I didn’t know where I was – we have been living in this apartment for 3 years. I also wondered who was the man sleeping next to me – that would be my partner of 9 years, husband of 3 years. It was confusing, scary and disturbing. I have never experienced anything like this before or after that week. I’m glad it’s over and I’m sleeping better.