How did you sleep last night? And where did you sleep last night?
According to a new survey, ten per cent of cohabiting couples sleep in different beds every night. The number one reason for ditching the shared bed and opting for the spare room or couch, according to the survey? Snoring. Loud, cartoonish, sleep-disrupting snoring.
Fair. A good sleep is a crucial part of the Good Life recipe, and if it needs to be had in a separate bed, then so be it.
If you’re on the receiving end of the snores, we sympathize. Nobody wants to sleep next to a human chainsaw. May we suggest some common snoring fixes like changing your sleep position, switching pillows or drinking more water? (Here are 4 more suggested fixes, courtesy of Webmd.)
Still, sleeping apart because of snoring is probably better than the second most common reason noted by the study, which is a good old fashioned row. The survey indicates that unsettled arguments are responsible for one fifth of these lonely sleeps, which isn’t a very uplifting statistic. Though 14 per cent of the 2,000 surveyed did report that they settle tiffs before hitting the hay.
Also of note was that one in five women polled said that if someone was going to sleep on the couch/spare room, it sure wasn’t them. Nuh-uh. They’d make their man move elsewhere.
So, if your partner is a snorer, it doesn’t have to be deal breaker or something you lose sleep over. Just get separate sleeping quarters! Or at the very least, invest in some heavy-duty earplugs, and try some snoring solutions.
Oh, and like your parents said, never go to bed angry.