Why It Might Be Better to Sleep in Separate Beds

2 years ago

One in three people says they sleep better alone. From snoring to temperature preferences, there might be plenty of reasons more and more couples decide to break the outdated norm of sleeping together. And for many of them, getting a sleep divorce isn’t at all a sign of relationship issues, but a way to make it better.

Here at Bright Side, we decided to find out what potential benefits you can reap if you choose to sleep in separate beds.

1. You may get a better sleep.

Choosing separate sleep spaces can help you get a deeper and better sleep. According to a survey, more than 25% of couples opt for separate beds, and some even prefer to sleep in different rooms. The survey also found that women are more sensitive to sleep disturbance and are losing more much-needed sleep than men.

2. It might benefit your relationships.

Getting enough sleep is absolutely essential for our overall wellbeing, and in the long run may also affect our relationships. Psychologists believe that if partners are constantly waking each other up, there’s a tension that begins to build up over time, and eventually it may lead to problems in your relationships. Sleeping in separate beds can help you sleep much better and might prevent many relationship issues.

3. It may be better for your health.

If you share a bed with someone else, there’s a higher chance your sleep will be disturbed. Constant lack of sleep can potentially lead to some pretty serious health complications, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart failure. Being able to sleep alone every now and then might be just what the doctor ordered.

4. Your skin will thank you for it.

Sleeping alone can absolutely transform your beauty rest, but if you aren’t quite ready yet to sleep in a separate bed you might want to try sleeping in one bed with two individual duvets. This will allow you to get better sleep at night, which in turn can benefit your skin. Because your skin produces new collagen while you’re sleeping, getting enough Zzzs can help your skin stay plump and radiant for longer.

Does bed-sharing with your partner affect your sleep? Have you ever thought of sleeping in separate beds?


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