Are you and your significant other constantly tossing and turning in bed, unable to get a good night’s sleep? Does your partner’s snoring, restless leg syndrome, or midnight snack cravings keep you awake?
It might be time to consider a sleep divorce.
No, we’re not suggesting you end your relationship (phew!), but rather physically separate from your partner while you sleep. That’s right, it’s time to say goodbye to shared beds and hello to a solid night’s rest.
Sleep divorce, also known as “bed sharing separation,” has become a popular solution for couples seeking to improve their sleep quality and strengthen their relationship.
“A sleep divorce is when a couple decides to sleep in separate beds or separate rooms due to differences in sleep patterns, habits, and preferences that are disrupting the quality of their sleep,” explained Dr. Shelby Harris, Director of Sleep Health Sleepopolis.
“Although, I don’t really like the term’ sleep divorce’ as it tends to have the connotation that the relationship has issues. Sleeping in separate bedrooms can oftentimes bring couples closer together, improve their mood, and strengthen their connection as a couple as it lets go of any resentment related to poor sleep,” Dr. Harris said.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: “But isn’t sleeping together romantic and intimate?”
Of course, it can be, but let’s face it, being kept awake by your partner is not exactly a turn-on.
Ultimately, the most important thing is to prioritize good sleep for both partners and to find a solution that works for your relationship. Whether that means sleeping in separate beds or finding ways to sleep better together, the goal is to ensure that both partners are getting the rest they need to feel their best.
By sleeping apart, you and your partner can get the rest you need and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.
So, if you’re ready to ditch the sleepless nights and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day, it might be time to give sleep divorce a try.