I haven't had a full night's sleep in years. The closest I had was a 'crash' episode a couple of weeks ago where I slept about 6 hours, two night's running, and power napped during the day. For that 24-30 hour interval, I slept more than I was awake.
It was inevitable, I'd had a busy month, lot's of happy stress and high emotions, plus more than my usual activity.
When I sleep, I sleep like the dead. I don't move for those few hours, and wake stiff and sore. Usually I waken because I need to go to the bathroom, and when I get back in bed, I settle in on the other side, and go back to sleep for another few hours.
I have a hard time settling to sleep, and feel my best sleep comes in the morning, that last bit before starting my day.
I found this article about the different stages of sleep, not the usual REM stuff. As always, I wanted to share it with you.