Hello all, I tried searching around on here to see if anyone has ever done something similar or mentioned it at all but I couldn’t really find anything so I thought I’d ask. Basically, I wake up never really feeling fully rested, brain fog, tired, and in general I sleep extremely light; it feels more like a really long nap than actual sleep. I wake up at the slightest thing and haven’t had really vivid dreams in years. Well anyway just some background as to how I came to this: the floor to my room isn’t carpet, it’s solid, and I like to stretch just for range of motion but doing it on a hard surface hurts sometimes depending on how you’re stretching. I finally got a giant rug, with a really soft material. Sometimes when I’m just relaxing, I’ll sit down on the rug with my back on the wall and watch a video on my phone or read or something miscellaneous. I bring my pillows from my bed to make it a bit more comfortable if I’m lying down usually. Well one time, it was nighttime and I fell asleep. I woke up the next morning feeling surprisingly more well-rested than I probably should have. I figured I just happened to get a good nights sleep somehow. But since then, there are numerous times this happened, some of them intentionally and pretty much every time I felt more rested. Whenever I do this, I sleep MUCH deeper, as in when I wake up, I am extremely disoriented and wondering what’s going on and where I am haha. And as previously mentioned, once I finally am fully awake, I’m not nearly as tired throughout the day. It feels like sleeping 7 hours on the floor is equivalent to 9 on a mattress. I don’t do it all the time just because I injured my back lifting something heavy 3 months ago and it exacerbates the issue, but mentally I feel better when I do. Online searches unrelated to ME/CFS seem to say the same thing about better sleep on harder surfaces and sometimes the articles will mention or link actual studies. My brother actually started sleeping on the ground long before me, and said that once he got used to it, it was impossible to go back sleeping on his bed again until he got a new mattress (which feels more like a stone altar than an actual mattress if you ask me). He originally did it just because his first mattress had a dent in it and was giving him back problems, but I think those went away for him. I know it sounds just ridiculous, but this is just something I’ve noticed with myself. I was wondering if any of you have ever done something like this and what you’re experiences were?