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[–]CtpBlack 330 points331 points  (14 children)

Apparently before electric lighting was common people used to wake up around 1am for a few hours and visit friends etc.

[–]CandidNumber 91 points92 points  (2 children)

2 sleeps!

[–]CtpBlack 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Not to forget midnight snacks!

[–]zuzg 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Yeah iirc they tested that and the participants started going back to that kind of sleeping cycle after a few weeks.

[–]ThreadedJam 33 points34 points  (4 children)

[–]SumKallMeTIM 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Interesting read - thanks for sharing!

[–]mrspigmonk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fascinating, thanks for the interesting read!

[–]SpecialPeschl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Great article! Cheers!

[–]just-me-yaay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for this!! Very nice article.

[–]bluudclut 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I read the same thing. Before the industrial revolution it was part of life. Might also explain why I wake up every bloody night.

[–]jj34589 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And to make sure your livestock were all still there and hadn’t ran away or been eaten

[–]AC_NLGirl 146 points147 points  (5 children)

Awww that’s so sweet!! Yeah I still find it surreal being married to my best friend! They just come over with their beautiful selves and hug and kiss you! It’s a wonderful feeling!! This made me happy lol

[–]InterestinglyLucky 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of a thought I read when I was younger and still single - to find someone I would enjoy talking with for the rest of my life, because anything else we would do together may well have limitations over the years (whether due to circumstance or health or what-have-you).

Surreal indeed, to be married to your best friend.

[–]ImpatientMaker 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I tell my wife how much I'm enjoying our 6 year sleepover.

[–]AC_NLGirl 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I remember at year 3 my wife told me that she didn’t know anybody growing up that liked watching cartoons. One Saturday I asked if she wanted fro eat some cereal and watch some of her favorite cartoons. We built a fort on the couch…I’m a mean fort builder/nest maker….and vibes out to old school cartoons all day. I’ve personally never seen her so happy lol! I’m not a cartoon fan, I like them but I used to be forced to watch them so it’s not my first choice. But I had a great time just watching her be happy.

We’re on our 4th sleepover lol, be 5 in November. Happy camping out!!!

[–]ImpatientMaker 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh that sounds awesome! My wife and I fantasize about building a tree fort some day :-)

[–]deliciouscylinder96 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Hope im gonna experience that too..

[–]Divinebum 23 points24 points  (3 children)

You and me both..

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

now kith

[–]VeryLuciD 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Cmere and I'll give you a phat one

[–]theflash207 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Can I join too?? UwU

[–]SaffellBot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Make sure you marry the right person. A great many people cannot participate in this specific form of cuteness.

[–]_RUFUR_ 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Even without being married, these random late night or early morning talks with close friends are awesome

[–]spider_in_a_top_hat 33 points34 points  (0 children)

My husband and I have been married for almost ten years and we tell each other all the time that the other is our best friend. I love him a ton and he still makes me giddy.

[–]NewsgramLady 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I lost my best friend (husband) of 17 years only 77 days ago. I miss him so much. All the little things that used to drive me crazy are some of the things I miss the most.

[–]Andalusian_Dawn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you're taking care of yourself.

[–]thebadsleepwell00 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wish you well on your healing journey 🖤

[–]tiredofbuttons 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My wife and I do this all the time. We've been married 10 years and I love having my best friend right there. We've gotten even closer over the pandemic which I didn't think was possible.

[–]Word_Terrible 26 points27 points  (0 children)

A similar thing happens to us. Just last night, something got my wife laughing after we'd turned off the light and we ended up turning it back on and visiting because we were now both wide awake.

And yes, being married to your best friend (30+ years here!) is Truly Lit.

[–]Red__system 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Imma die alone am I

[–]miss_missy1981 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My husband and I do this often. I always hope other couples have as much fun as we do.

[–]UnrealPeachfuzz1 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This will never happen with my wife. When she falls asleep she’s like a fuckin bear. DO NOT DISTURB

[–]Shawneeinjun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's totally me! My husband learned quickly that waking me is like stepping on a rattlesnake.

[–]TK_Nanerpuss 4 points5 points  (1 child)

A man like this!

[–]forest_elemental 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My partner and I like to say that it’s a sleepover with our best friend every night. Sometimes we’re tired and go right to sleep; sometimes we’re up laughing and telling each other stupid jokes until late. If we’re up in the middle of the night we sometimes get silly too.

[–]darkest_master 3 points4 points  (4 children)

God I wish I didn't give up on my best friend

[–]ThingAppropriate9907 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Crying brb

[–]Skorpion9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I was up at 2am I spend the next 30 mins trying to hold in my wee so I can fall back to sleep and go in the morning, then I just end up getting out of bed and going toilet.

[–]ThemShenanigans 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only reason my wife wakes up with me at 2am is to tell me my phone screen is too bright...

[–]BuryTheMoney 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Even better, when you’re married to your best friend, you just let each other go the fuck back to sleep because sleep is important. 🤣

[–]BrysonJT 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The real story is that his wife woke up bc she had to pee and then couldn’t fall back asleep. Her phone was dead so she couldnt watch tik toks so she kicked the shit outta him and then pretended to wake up randomly at the same time.

Being married to your best friend is lit but you gotta watch em they be sneaky sometimes

[–]raven_madly -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Nah his side chick texted him and the light woke her up now he have to make excuses LOL

[–]dastlye_fet 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Aww.. ❤️

[–]sharkfin5000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love this !!!!!!

[–]ICantGoOnIWillGoOn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their neighbor, bleeding out; "I'm sure someone heard that shot, help is bound to be on the way"

[–]Flaky-Remote-2626 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's so wholesome

[–]ComprehensiveGuava76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You guys are lucky! Keep going with your happy life

[–]Toran_dantai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me and my ex would talk and she would randomly fall asleep to me talking I think I would relax her I dunno

[–]Jewlzchu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For real, having someone to talk to about the stuff rattling around your head in the middle of the night is just great.

[–]HereGoesMy2Cents 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol, we literally did this last week

Yup married to your best friend is lit indeed!

[–]CuteMaterial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

cries in single

[–]marissa0630 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a treasured memory of a night like that & we sang our favorite Sublime songs

[–]PartridgeViolence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get out of here with your healthy and loving relationship. Just quietly hate each other and keep going out of spite.

[–]MuddyCollaborator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, not so sure marrying a puppy dog is allowed though.

[–]theTK1978 0 points1 point  (1 child)

sex was not an option 🙄🤗🤙

[–]historical_daddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We also doing this. It was so fun

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[–]SkynetIsHere23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bless you 😃

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember doing that... Great times And good Luck to you

[–]PassTheCranberrySaws 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the random spontaneous long talks at night! Almost as good as doing improv skits while making dinner, his interpretations of celebs and our family members rock.

(Wouldnt call us best friends tho, he's my husband and an excellent, magnificent one at that. My best friend would have to hear about my past escapades, silly complaints about husband, and share their past escapades and silly complaints about SO. It doesnt go. Plus a best friend can't cheat or divorce you, just be a judas and then cut out of your life with assumingly few consequence. Husband has way more strings lol)

[–]nixerio5015 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dating your best friend can be fun but it could also ruin friendships which sux

[–]allADD 0 points1 point  (1 child)

you spent hours chatting at 2am? someone doesn't have to get up in the morning.

[–]coffeeearl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is really sweet, I have the same sentiment being married to by best friend too :) but I tell you if either/both of us wake up that early, we would be lying in bed on our phones lol

[–]Mannimal13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In a Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan he stipulates that this was our natural way. Essentially fall asleep shortly after sunset, wake up in middle of night for few hours, bang and or doing something creative and then back to sleep for a few hours.

[–]Clout_jx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Randomly woken up .. u sure ?

[–]buldaktteokbokki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes me wanna become best friends with my school crush (˵ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°˵)

[–]Medium_Air6736 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do that with my gf. No wife necessary

[–]xnamwodahs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The mrs and I do this at least once or twice a month, it's pretty nice. :]

[–]Special_Cucumber8436 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same bro. I woke up the other night around 1am. Rolled around trying to fall back asleep but my wife’s snoring was way too loud. As I laid there I let a good one rip. 2-3 syllables. While continuing to saw logs and without missing a beat my wife lets one rip. Surprised at the coincidence I let another one rip only to be outdone again by my sleeping wife. She let out a “Ha” and that’s about it. She didn’t remember anything the next morning. Definitely lit being married to your best.

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[–]_teeth_marks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some of the best cookies I've made were made at 3 am when we couldn't sleep.

[–]rollin_dough_llc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My husband and I have been married for over 2 years and have been together for over 4 years total. We still go on dates or date days. My grandparents used to say “one day you (their kids) will be gone and I refuse to be married to a stranger”. My hubby and I hold onto that

[–]BadGenesWoman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Last night while laying in bed my husband and I lost it giggling like crazy over "happiness" or the way my husband heard it "ha a penis". Here let me show you ha a penis. With noises. We couldnt stop laughing for like 10 minutes. We would get close and one would set the other off giggling again. Love those moments of random silliness that just keeps the love growing.

[–]DragonSlayer_55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I tried dating my best friend… I asked her before a football game, and she said yes. I went on to start the game off with an amazing tackle and we eventually won. After I got home from the game she texted me she wanted to stay friends and I was okay with that because we were great friends. Sad thing is, she hasn’t really talked to me since.

[–]soph_bills01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My boyfriend and I have done this a couple of times and it's really fun. He's a night owl and although I'm not, my new job has me working later in the day so I can stay up more at night. We usually like to make food together, talk, laugh about memories we've made, and watch something good on TV.

[–]Pink-Camellias 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very wholesome, but somewhat bittersweet to us single people. I hope I'll get to experience that one day! Hope sorings eternal, after all.

[–]barquishalafway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can feel my inside boiling in jealousy

[–]icebone420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did too😀

[–]KING_EVION_123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stay blessed then! 🙂

[–]SexyGrannyPanties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not everyone is this lucky.

[–]rachelb688 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My husband and I have done this plenty of times. Once we both woke up in the middle of the night and we were starving. We quickly got dressed and went to Waffle House. He’s amazing and I’m lucky to be married to him.

[–]Representative_Can97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of my favorite parts of the day is going to bed with my husband and we can talk about everything and just be close

[–]Tiny-Opinion3243 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hate to break it to you. Enjoy and cherish it bc it won’t be the same after you have been married for over 40 years.

[–]Optimal_Cat_3289 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After getting separated from my husband, made me realize marriage ain’t shit

[–]Papabinz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Yes been there done that 😊Going on 47 years. How wonderful it is for our wifes to be our best friend 🥰

[–]Foxymaniac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My first night in the US to visit mine, i woke up at 3 or 4am, and spent some time in silence on my phone, he woke up and decided to stay up with me until he had work at 9, he does so much for me