Sleeping in a bed with your significant other is often a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can be a great source of intimacy for your relationship. On the other hand, it can be hard enough to get the recommended 7-9 hours of decent sleep in a bed by yourself, let alone with someone else.
Rarely will your sleeping habits and needs exactly align with your partner’s. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend your nights desperately trying to count sheep. Let’s take a look at some of the most common issues that crop up when partners share a bed—and more importantly, how to solve them!
The Problem: Snoring
Heavy nightly snoring is not easy to ignore. When one person snores, not only are they not getting the restful sleep they need, but neither is their partner.
The Solution: Evaluate and treat any root problems that could be causing severe snoring, such as sleep apnea or sinus problems. If you’re the snorer, seek helpful devices to control your condition such as a humidifier, mouth guard, or breathing strips. If your partner is the snorer, try ear plugs or a white noise machine to help drown it out.
The Problem: Tossing & Turning
When your partner fidgets or gets restless throughout the night, it can prevent you from falling and staying asleep, or even result in an injury. Like snoring, tossing and turning can be the result of an underlying health issue.
The Solution: Again, evaluate and treat any underlying health problems that could be causing your restlessness, such as anxiety, restless leg syndrome, or a sleep disorder. Otherwise, try upgrading to a mattress that isolates movement, so you aren’t as easily disturbed by each other’s tossing and turning. A bigger bed with more room to move couldn’t hurt either!
The Problem: Different Sleeping Temperatures
Hot and cold sleepers that share a bed often struggle to find a happy medium. When you’re too hot or too cold, your body can’t get comfortable and relax into a quality sleep.
The Solution: Using separate or layered bedding can allow both sleepers to shed and add layers as needed without disrupting the other’s temperature. You should also have a mattress with good airflow, so heat isn’t getting trapped and suffocating the cool sleeper. Warming and cooling pajamas can make things a lot easier too.
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