If Sharing a Bed is Ruining Sleep

A recent article took on the thorny issue of the noisy bed partner, declaring that “sleeping with your romantic partner” is “something that a lot of us just do whether we really want to or not.” 

In Five Things to Try If Sharing a Bed Is Completely Ruining Your Sleep writer Amy Marturana Winderl, C.P.T. says, “We’ve found ways to mitigate the small issues we face—the bed is big enough that he can move as far away from me as possible, and I’ve drawn a hard line in the sand that he can do what he wants with his side of the bed but my corner cannot be disturbed. But many people are dealing with things that truly prevent them from getting a solid night’s sleep in the same bed as their partner, from snoring and other health-related sleep issues, to opposite work schedules, and more.” 

Ravi S. Aysola, M.D., assistant clinical professor of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at UCLA, calls it a clash of sleeping styles. “While some people really have no problem saying, ‘You get your sleep; I’ll get mine—no big deal,’ for others, it’s ingrained that this is part of intimacy and a good relationship is being in the same bed together at night,” Aysola says in the article, “so there are multiple layers to address here.”

Source: Self Magazine

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