Some people are solving sleeping problems by getting a sleep divorce, sleeping in separate beds or bedrooms. Sometimes things like snoring, cover stealing, and different schedules can make sleeping together difficult. In some of these cases, sleeping together can lead to guilt and blame and can harm a relationship. On the other hand, sometimes sleeping apart can also harm a relationship. If a couple is having problems sleeping together, there are ways they can solve the problems without needing separate beds. Because touch is healthy a couple can work together to solve some of the issues, by experimenting on different things to prevent the problems. A benefit of sleeping together could be working together to improve sleep. Together you can establish routines that improve sleep. If couples who want to sleep together are able to do this it can improve both their sleep and relationship. On the other hand, if sleeping together is impairing their sleep and they both are okay with sleeping apart a “sleep divorce” wont hurt your relationship and getting a good night’s sleep is important.
- Poor sleep has a very negative effect on our body, so sleeping in separate beds can give us more room and a healthier nights sleep.
- If your partner’s sleep disturbs you, figure out ways that you can fix those things. Some people snore which can be very annoying for example.
- If you can help your spouse maintain good sleep habits and vice versa, it may be worth dealing with the issues being caused.
“If you enjoy the feeling of your partner in your bed but find that they do disturb your sleep, there may be other ways to help mitigate those issues.”