Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sleep or sex?

I heard something on the radio this morning while I was in the car about a survey in which people were asked if they would rather have a night of perfect uninterrupted sleep or great sex.

I'm pretty sure over 50% chose sleep but given my pregnancy brain and the continued heat wave I can't remember for sure. But I know what I would choose... hands down....

SLEEP.

I mean really, perfect uninterrupted sleep? Are you serious? HELLO PEOPLE UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP!

I love my husband and well since I keep popping out kids obviously the sex is there but really, I want sleep right now. Unless sex will induce labor and then bring it on baby. And well, since he's in the military we go without sex for months at a time anyways but perfect sleep is just an illusion around here.

But I'm curious, which would you rather have? Great sleep or great sex?

**UPDATE** So I asked flyboy what his answer would be and he had two questions.

A. Is the sex with anyone or does it have to be with your spouse and B. what constitutes a great nights sleep?

The best part of having a great marriage?

Not being offended by your husband.

33 comments:

  1. i dont think i could have sex all night. I woudl love some good sex followed by an uninterruped sleep and sleep till i wake up on my own

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  2. sex! but I don't have kids so the sleep isn't that important to me..that probably makes a big difference. But yes. sex!

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  3. HA HA! This is a great post:p SEX! For sure...But like High Heels said, we don't have kids to interrupt our sleep. However, when we got our puppy and she was getting up every 2 hours to pee I was exhausted and would have definitely chose sleep at that point:p Just depends I guess...Robert, on the other hand, would probably choose sleep at this point because he gets up at 3:30 in the morning and doesn't get home until, most nights, 9:00 p.m! Sex is definitely a challenge for us during these 15 week rotations;)

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  4. I think until J* and I have kids, I'd go for good sex... probably because I haven't had any at all recently.

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  5. SLEEP!!!!!!!!! I love my husband dearly....but he could wait one night if i could go an entire night with no weird dreams that keep me up and no kid kicking the wall just because it echos. I'm a huge fan of sleep!

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  6. You and me both, babe! I love my husband, but the past few nights, I don't know what it is, I haven't slept hardly at all. I'm having a really hard time not going into overshare mode, but yeah, sleep sounds so much better - today anyway!

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  8. haha...sex!! but thats because my hubby has been deployed for the past 4 months! ask me again after he comes home!

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  9. Can I vote for good sex followed by uninterrupted sleep?

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  10. Sleep! Great sex is easier to get than sleep. Ohh... sleeeeeeeep.

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  11. SLEEP!!! But maybe that' because my husband has been deployed so long now that I don't know the meaning of any other words...other than "Mommmmmyyyy???" or "I'm hungry", or "I'm not eating THAT"! Somedays I am afraid my husband will see the kids on eBay from afar if he doesn't get home soon, lol!

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  12. I saw a similar survey on The Today Show the other day. They asked people if they'd rather have more sex or an extra 50 dollars each week. Surprisingly, the money won that one.

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  13. sleep!!!! ask me again when Jer's midtour leave hits....i might have a different opinion then!

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  14. Even without having a child I'm going to say sleep. I cannot get a good night's sleep for the life of me. I blame it on our craptastic mattress.

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  15. OMG I dunno, he comes home this weekend after a YEAR!!! I think at this moment I would totally choose sex, but 24 hours after he is home it will go back to SLEEP for sure!

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  16. I choose option C.

    What is C you ask?

    Option C is eat anything you want, as much as you want and always have your ideal body.

    Yes, I would trade both of those for option C. Probably because I don't have kids to interrupt either activity, but hey, I'm being honest here.

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  17. I don't know. I think I'd have to flip a coin at this point.

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  18. Sleep, sleep, sleep, and more sleep. Junior just started sleeping through the night after the fiasco of PCSing, and Abs has never been much of a sleeper, so I always keep one ear open so I can tell when she gets up. But a night of uninterrupted sleep, without having to fight for the blankets or poke someone for snoring....heaven!

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  19. Sex. Haven't had any in a long time. Sleep I can get no problem, even with a five year old waking up every so often during the night to pee :)

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  20. Put me down for SEX!

    And thanks for the laugh, I am totally laughing my ass off at this post. I think your pregnancy hormones are wreaking havoc on your brain! :-p

    Oh yeah, and sex really *does* help soften the cervix, and bring on labor, so get to it! :-D

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  21. Oh jeez - I'm childless and technically still a newlywed and I would still LOVE to just have one amazing and interrupted night of knocked-out sleep. You've got to be lying or a guy in serious need of layage if you said great sex. That's just ridiculous!

    I mean - this is coming from a married perspective. I'm NOT saying that if I was single I'd say sleep... becuase let's be honest, when you don't have a dear hubby hogging the covers every night, great sex can be hard to come by, I'm sure.

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  22. hahaha! Well, since James Bond is on nights right now I have to go with sleep because it has been sorely lacking. BUT, I will admit that when he is on normal scheduling even with a little one I would choose sex...but I only have 1 little one not 2 with one more on the way!

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  23. Lol I'd smack Nate if he asked that question! :)

    Well, since come 10:00 I say "no thanks" to sex, I think I'm gonna say sleep. Kids, man, they ruin sex.

    :)

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  24. hmmm i think i would choose... sleep. but sex comes in a close second! and after that i'd pick something scrumptious to eat :]]

    i think i saw that on TV last night!

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  25. Sleep, fo' sho'!

    I can always get good sex during Baby P's mid-afternoon nap, but I haven't had an awesome night of sleep since weeks before the kidd-o was born.

    And I love the Option C that someone mentioned--eating anything you want and having your ideal body. Mmmmhmmmm. Bring it on!

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  26. I think GREAT sex is always followed be a good nights rest. Well thats how it is in my house :)
    It just sucks for those day time quickies!

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  27. Sleep! I have a 4 month old, that I care for while hubbie sleeps soundly at night...and insomnia is getting the best of me now...so sleep, sex can wait!

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  28. sleep, sleep, SLEEP. SLEEEEEEEEPPPPPP!

    If I never had sex again, I'd be okay with it...but man oh man, I would KILL for a good night of sleep. No barking dogs, kids waking early, snoring husband, car doors slamming. A real, going-to-bed-early-and-waking-refreshed-in-the-morning kind of sleep.

    Haven't had that in a bazillion years, it seems.

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  29. Hmmm...You know my answer :)
    Sleep!
    I have a love/hate relationship with the act so to just have automatic sleep bestowed would be amazing.
    Good post :)
    I liked this :)

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  30. SEX. Sex, sex, sex, sex.

    I sleep good every night but sex... I'll take that over sleep any day of the week and twice on Sundays, please!

    -Andrea

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  31. I'll admit right now aftera year-long deployment with no sex, but being a "single" mom, so no sleep either...it's really toss up. Can I have the great sex which would really tucker me out, so then I get a great night of sleep?

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  32. Mmm I'm going to go with sex.. Hopefully I would be so exhausted after it that I would just pass out lol.. Ask me after we have our first kid though and I think I may give you a different answer.

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