An individual who suffers from PTSD tends to have a lot of issues with their dreams. Most of those dreams are dark, and they range from the benign sort, which, upon waking, are typically completely forgotten save for residual negativity that still cling to the psyche, to the malignant nightmares that are so gripping that they can be impossible to wake oneself up from. These two seemingly opposite extremes (and everything in between) often conflate, meaning that doing someone the kindness of waking them up may not be feasible, especially since you’d have to be waking them up constantly. That hardly makes for good sleep for either bed partner.
Thankfully, elves don’t need to sleep, and their lucidity during reverie means that Jarlaxle would know perfectly well whenever Artemis is struggling.
Art belongs to me.
Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle belong to Wizards of the Coast.