Sleeping challenges

This image portraits two of a cruising sailors many challenges. It might be a natural thing for you on land to expect a quiet nights sleep in your bed which doesn't move back and forth. And you probably have enough fresh air in your bedroom either with the aid of an AC or a window open perhaps. When you live on a sailboat (monohull in particular) and are anchored somewhere on the famous clear blue sea, there's almost never a guarantee that you and your bed will stay still during the night. Wind changes, a swell might hit you on the wrong side so to put it and weird currents can mess it up for you which urges your boat to roll from one side to the other in a very uncomfortable manner. And the nights when there's no wind here in the tropics, you might wish that you had installed that AC after all, and so you put up these little wind scoops that you can see above our cabin hatch, which helps you to catch the little wind there is and lead it down to where you sleep. The installation of the pole and a bucket full of water by sea level is something that's often used by sailors in an attempt to try to break the cycle of rolling and balance the movement of the boat a little and some rolly nights that works OK. On top of this, I might add, there's a lot of noise coming with the rocking and rolling back and forth when the boat bangs from one toe-rail to the other. All in all, not the ideal type of sleep for many of you I assume. Good thing is that you get exercise while undergoing this treatment. Your muscles are tensed during the whole process as you try to keep all your different body parts inside of the bed during the night. If we ever get another question concerning how we keep ourselves in shape, I will add this obvious one to the list.