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What To Do When Different Sleeping Styles Get in the Way of a Good Relationship

What To Do When Different Sleeping Styles Get in the Way of a Good Relationship

There are many things that can get in the way of a good relationship, but when you and your partner have uncomplimentary sleep habits your nighttime routine can become something of a nightmare. You and your partner may be perfect for each other in every other way, but when you can’t get a good night's sleep together it can be pretty taxing on your relationship and now as a new study reveals, your health too.

A recent report from the Wall Street Journal discusses the new research that suggests sleeping in the same bed with your partner (even if it’s a more interrupted sleep) can promote better health and possibly even longer life. According to the research, sleeping together with your long-term partner may lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol and boost oxytocin (happy, love hormone) levels.

So before you send your snoring mate to the couch you may want to come up with other ways of staying side by side at night. Many who are awakened at night by their tossing partner have found better sleep with memory foam mattresses that conduct less motion from one side of the bed to the other. Sleep researchers also recommend that restless sleepers go to bed with separate blankets so the other partner is less disturbed throughout the night.

How well do you and your partner share the bed at night?

How do you and your partner stay in bed together even when your sleeping styles don’t mesh?
 

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  • ljewel1722 By ljewel1722
    06.18.12  

    My boyfriend and I have been having this problem for the past month or so now. I like to get to bed early, so I can wake up earlier and get more accomplished. He likes to stay up late and sleep in late, wasting half the day! It is driving me crazy!! But we still end up in the same bed together at the end of the day, so I will take the crazy :)

  • Wonderchik By Wonderchik
    06.19.12  

    We were having trouble sleeping so we did our research and took a chance and bought a king size SleepNumber bed to replace our disappointing Sealy memory foam mattress. What an amazing difference - at least for us. It was more expensive than a foam mattress but it is "supposed to" last a long time. All I know is that my husband's back is no longer aching and I feel more refreshed in the AM.

  • Wonderchik By Wonderchik
    06.19.12  

    We were having trouble sleeping so we did our research and took a chance and bought a king size SleepNumber bed to replace our disappointing Sealy memory foam mattress. What an amazing difference - at least for us. It was more expensive than a foam mattress but it is "supposed to" last a long time. All I know is that my husband's back is no longer aching and I feel more refreshed in the AM.

  • Alyssarae92293 By Alyssarae92293
    07.27.12  

    It so annoying when you go to sleep early and your partner like to stay up and watc a mvies. whil your trying to get sleep. This defiently is not good for the relatioship. Unless one person is willing to change there sleeping pattern to fit the their partner.

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