Did you know that nearly one in four couples sleep in separate beds, or even bedrooms? There are many famous couples throughout time who have done it too – Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and even Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are rumored to have slept in separate beds while she was pregnant. Sleep is very important to your overall health and wellbeing, so if you’re having a hard time sleeping in the same bed as your partner, sleeping in separate beds may be something you might want to consider. Everyone has a different sleep style and if one partner sleeps deeply while the other struggles with insomnia, it may create feelings of resentment and frustration. Too little sleep can strongly influence our mood – we get grumpy, impatient and have a hard time keeping our emotions in check. If you can easily solve these issues by sleeping better at night in your own bed, would you consider it? Here are some reasons why some couples are opting to sleep in separate beds, and how they can benefit from it.
You Have Different Schedules
There’s nothing worse than being woken up from a deep slumber because your partner is coming home, turning on the lights and making a lot of noise as they themselves get ready to come to bed. If you and your partner are on opposite schedules for work, it may be helpful to sleep in separate beds or bedrooms to ensure that you each enjoy a restful sleep. Similarly, if you are a night owl and enjoy catching up on Netflix late into the night while your partner is an early bird who wakes before the sun comes up, you may consider separate rooms so each of you can enjoy your alone time and your sleep time without it affecting the other.
You Run Cold & Your Partner Runs Warm
The optimal temperature for a comfortable sleep environment is between 60- and 67-degrees Fahrenheit. But when two bodies come together under a heavy duvet this temperature can quickly climb making it uncomfortable for sleep. If you like to be deeply tucked in and radiate heat while you sleep, it may make it uncomfortable for your partner who prefers to stick their legs out and feel a cool breeze all night long. Either way, neither one of you should be drowning in sweat or shivering with cold, if you can’t agree on a comfortable temperature and it’s messing with your sleep separate beds may be the way to go.
You Have Different Mattress Requirements
You like your mattress firm, your partner prefers it soft – how do you compromise on a mattress? Unless you buy one of those dual-side mattresses that are completely customized to your unique needs and spend over $20,000 you probably won’t be able to find the perfect solution if you both have extremely different needs. The issue with compromise in this situation is that one of you is bound to end up waking up achy, cranky and tired, which is not the best option for anyone.
One of you is a Restless Sleeper
Does your partner toss, turn and kick around in their sleep all night long? Also known as restless leg syndrome, this is more common among women and causes the desire for constant movement of the legs. If you or your spouse are constantly rolling around and kicking in bed, it’s probably keeping the other party up all night and leading to unrested nights and constant exhaustion. Until you figure out a solution or treatment for your nighttime activity it may be best to sleep in separate beds so you can both get some well-deserved rest.
One of you Snores
Snoring is a common complaint and conflict between couples who bedshare. The irregular, loud sounds that come from you or your partner can seriously disrupt the sleep cycle of the other person and prevent them from achieving the deep sleep that is necessary to feel refreshed and alert the following day. This can lead to feeling anxious, unproductive, unmotivated and lethargic all day long. While snoring could be a health-related issue that can be treated, you may want to consider separate bedrooms rather than harboring ill feelings towards your partner who is keeping you up all night.
At Nader’s we offer a wide range of bedroom furniture and mattresses to suit your needs. Please explore our online selection, or visit one of our showrooms to find the perfect solution for you and your partner, regardless of whether you’re bed sharing or enjoying alone time in your own room.