Couples in relationships are expected by society to sleep together in the same bed, but this was not the norm until recently. A new study showed that there are benefits from sleeping in separate beds. Sleep apnea, different temperature preferences, excessive movement, and snoring are among the problems faced by couples sharing beds. Individual beds can solve these problems. Women are affected more than men than these problems, and researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to have a healthy and happy relationship with separate beds.
- Couples sleeping together in the same bed is expected in our society, and depicted by the media as a happy relationship.
- In a recent study, researchers discovered that some couple’s relationships were improved by sleeping apart, in separate beds.
- Disorders like snoring, sleep apnea, or different sleep schedules can greatly reduce the quality of life for both partners.
“That is, couples report better sleep quality when they shared a bed compared with when they slept alone, even when the objective measures of sleep suggested something else.”