There are many factors that help create a great relationship whether it’s communication, spending quality time together, equally dividing tasks or managing your money well. But for some couples, even though they’ve come close to perfecting their day-to-day, waking lives together; they may still face some real troubles when it comes to sharing a bed at night.
A 2005 study by the non-profit advocacy group National Sleep Foundation found that more than a quarter of co-habiting American adults lose sleep because of their partner’s sleep issues and nearly one in four adults spend the night in separate beds or bedrooms. Frequent problems that can create disturbances between sleep partners include insomnia, sleep apnea, different sleep-wake schedules, aggressive tossing and turning and sleep talking.
Here are some sleep tips for couples:
1.Couples who suspect one or both partners have a serious sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea should consult a physician.
2.Your child should sleep in his or her own room. More than 12% of married adults with children report typically sleeping with a child; a vast majority of these adults (81%) report having a sleep problem.
3.If you have differences when it comes to the comfort level of your mattress, Sleep-to-Live makes a bed that can accommodate multiple comfort levels. Sleep-to-Live’s Sit ‘n Sleep page >>
4.For couples that wake up at different times every morning, the earlier riser should purchase a vibrating alarm clock that fits beneath the pillow.
5.If one partner snores, first consult with your doctor to make sure they aren’t suffering from sleep apnea. The non-snoring partner should be sure to use the tried-and-true technique of wearing ear plugs.
6.Memory foam beds are great at reducing motion transfer between couples so when one partner tosses the other won’t be disturbed. Check out Tempur-Pedic’s memory foam mattresses here >>
7.If you sleep with your dog, cat and significant other, beware that your pets can cause allergy problems and their shuffling, purring and barking can definitely disturb your sleep on a nightly basis.
8.Wear head phones if one partner likes to watch some TV or listen to their iPod before falling asleep.