Tossing and turning, hogging the covers, cold feet, snoring, and other annoyances come with sharing your bed with another person. This can result in lack of quality sleep, which has a harmful impact on our health and relationships. However, there are also many benefits of sharing your bed with a significant other. So which one is it, Cheap Sheep? What the heck should we do?
Catching sweet Zzz’s while sleeping alone or together depends on the couple!
Why do we?
We don’t just sleep with our significant other because we’re lovey dovey, snookum, sweety pies. On an evolutionary level, human beings have always slept together for protection and safety. It was dangerous catching sleepy-time dreams, while Saber-Toothed Tigers and Cave Bears were lurking around. However, we don’t continue this tradition merely for safety reasons in the 21st Century. Humans are also social beings and it turns out that we kind of like “being together.”
But another human in our bed can be so annoying! According to the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association, sleeping together can make us a “Grumpy Gus.” These studies show that bad sleep with a partner can result in marital strife and create hostility toward the other person. Sleeping together also results in more fitful and disrupted sleep — especially for women.
Sleeping together also has amazing health benefits for a lot of people. Studies show that those in loving, long-term relationships have better sleep and suffer less insomnia when sleeping with their partner. For these reasons, many couples choose sleeping together despite the occasional inconveniences that come with sharing a bed.
Whichever option you decide, it’s important to spend quality time together before “dream time.” Build intimacy, connect, and then get to sleep (either together or alone). For more sleep tips come visit Cheap Sheep at The Mattress Hub, and take a luxury mattress for a test drive!