Falling asleep in the the arms of the one you love may sound ideal—but it doesn't always allow you to opportunity for deep and rejuvenating sleep. Sleeping next to your partner can lead to almost 50 percent more nighttime disturbances than sleeping alone.
Sleeping is such a personal experience it is expected that there will be challenges when sharing a bedroom with a partner. You have a difference of opinion on room temperature, bedding, lights, which side to sleep on, and the size of the bed.
However, there are benefits to sharing a bed and even cuddling with a partner. When being close to someone your body releases a chemical hormone called oxytocin that helps you bond with a partner, destress, and even feel euphoric. Oxytocin can also relieve pain, tension, strengthens your immune system, and helps you sleep.
A room that’s not too cold or too warm can be uncomfortable when you are trying to fall asleep. Shoot for a temperature between 60 and 67 degrees. Cultivating the best sleep environment is tough but with hard work it. Try sleeping with two separate blankets or duvets so each partner doesn't go the night uncovered. Finding that perfect sheet, duvet, and pillow combo will put you in such a blissful sleep state that you won't care who is sleeping next to you. Discussing your sleep needs with your partner and finding a happy medium will a big step towards creating long lasting sleep happiness.
The Perfect Mattress
Your perfect mattress is one of the biggest investments towards your health and relationship. The importance of a supportive, healthy, and quality mattress is imperative to consistent deep sleep for you and your partner. If your mattress is uncomfortable, sagging, causes pain, is too small for two people or prevents you from getting a good night's sleep it is probably time for a new one. Visit sleep experts who can fit you for your perfect mattress, topper, or pillows. They will be able to find the best sleep situation for you. To find mattress retailers who can fit you for your best mattress visit our Find A Retailer page.