Yesterday was bitterly cold and windy here in the NYC
metro area and so for that and other reasons I decided to not go out (nor work on the boat). In the afternoon I decided to take a snooze and with the tee vee on an fell to sleep. I awoke a few hours later and did not feel rested. I realized that the quality of sleep was, for lack of a better word - heavy I didn't drift off to sleep but I felt like I was held "under" and it too effort to awake.
When I did awake I remarked to my wife how different a snooze/nap is on the boat. This is something we both find delightful. Usually it is in summer with the gentle breeze flowing through the boat as it swings gently on her mooring
. Even at night sleeping has a different qaulity, and this is something we both observed. For one thing the ambient noises/sounds are very different on the boat then they are in our apartment. For example the howling wind
at home is annoying when it shouldn't be.
What isn't pleasant it when we are in a rolly anchorage. It's eveny hard to sleep at all.
Do others find their sleep different on their boat? On any boat? Is it better than land bound sleep? Are you more rested with less sleep or with the same? Are your dreams different on board and ashore in sleep? Is it easier to fall asleep on board.
What about sleep underway? Better, worse, or the same?