In March, USA Today reported of Lilly Grossman—the wife who would’ve divorced her husband if they didn’t sleep in separate bedrooms.
According to Grossman, her husband’s constant snoring was the final straw. Because his habit compromised her sleep, the frustrated wife decided it was time for them to sleep separately. The rule not only applied at home but during vacations too.
Ten Years Later, the Couple Feels Closer Than Ever
If you feel that sleeping separately from your spouse is better, you are not alone. Apart from Grossman, a survey from the National Sleep Foundation revealed that one in four married couples choose to sleep in separate beds.
Society might disapprove of this practice, but sleeping separately is also a good option for couples because of the following:
A Snoring Spouse
Luxurious, natural sheets from Cooper Loom Design can give you a good night’s rest, but when you sleep next to a snorer, you might still feel tired in the morning.
When one spouse snores, they unconsciously compromise the other spouse’s sleeping pattern. As a result, the wake spouse resolves to other ways to get some sleep: browse through their phones, watch TV, or read a book. When they fail to get enough rest, however, they end up resentful and cranky.
Sleeping separately prevents fights over an unconscious habit. Just like Grossman, it’s easier to sleep in a separate bed than fight endlessly.
Health Is Better
Sharing a bed with someone means disturbed sleep some of the time. Sleep is important; lack of it will result in mood swings, faulty concentration, and lower sex drive. Insufficient sleep is also a factor behind diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Before you implement this arrangement, it’s important to discuss with your spouse and come up with a joint decision. Consider what your partner has to say and if it works, then both sides win. The bottom line is that you and your partner need to get a good night’s sleep.