Sleeping on separate beds doesn't always mean that you and your partner are fighting! Read more to find out the reasons why these couples do it!
A study on the sleeping habits of couples back in 2015 found that 25% of couples sleep on separate beds, 10% said that they sleep in separate rooms. However, it doesn't mean that they have marital problems
"It doesn't mean we don't love each other"
Most couples might think that sleeping on separate beds means there might be a marital problem, but for a lot of the couples who sleep on separate beds, it has more to do with comfort rather than closeness.
Here are just a few reasons that couples have when asked why they sleep in separate beds:
"We have different sleep/wake schedules ― I go to bed early and wake up late, he stays up late and gets up early"
Erin Lidia shares, "We’ve slept in separate rooms from the start. I have insomnia and I’m an extremely sensitive sleeper, everything wakes me up ... We have different sleep/wake schedules ― I go to bed early and wake up late, he stays up late and gets up early. Things are much more peaceful having our own beds. We get much better rest and we still cuddle a ton and are very affectionate when we’re awake. We’re also both introverts so it’s nice to have our own space sometimes. We wouldn’t have it any other way."
Makes a lot of sense, some people are much more comfortable sleeping alone in their bed rather than sharing it with someone else.
"We have twin boys and started sleeping separate when they were born two years ago"
Brittany Hamrick Mazur shares why she and her husband sleep on separate beds: "Me and my husband sleep in separate rooms. We have twin boys and started sleeping separate when they were born two years ago. Then every minute of sleep was precious and necessary. We still do because we sleep better ― and he snores like a freight train."
Very practical; it's easier to get to sleep if you're sleeping alone in your room when it's your spouse's turn to sleep with the kids. Though, snoring "like a freight train" sounds a bit of an exaggeration.
"This is what works for us. It doesn’t mean we don’t love each other and aren’t intimate"
"My husband and I have slept in separate beds nearly our entire 15-year marriage. He snores, so I don’t sleep. I move around a lot and we have a firm mattress, so he doesn’t sleep. This is what works for us. It doesn’t mean we don’t love each other and aren’t intimate. We have two daughters and he still gives me butterflies," shares Katie VanVleet.
We're starting to see a pattern of snoring here, but if it works for them, then it works!
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