Is sleeping together better for your relationship?

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Or should you invest in separate beds?

It always looks very romantic in movies but unfortunately in real life, sleeping together is way less dreamy. It won’t be long before one of you hogs the blankets, it becomes too hot or someone gets hit in the face. Even when you keep your distance, your snoring partner can become a source of resentment. So is it better to sleep apart? 

Sleeping together

When you sleep together, you will be subject to all the annoying things your partner might do during the night. And vice versa! That means that all the snoring, twisting, turning, kicking and talking that happens during the night will affect the way you see each other. According to research by the Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität in Austria, sleeping together can have a negative effect on your relationship. It could definitely cause a lot of resentment between the two of you!


But if you and your partner are not bothered by each other during the night, sleeping together might actually provide some benefits. If you sleep next to someone you love, you sleep deeper. Which ultimately means you’ll wake up better rested. According to research conducted by Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Germany, you experience a better REM-sleep when you sleep next to your partner. Although according to the researchers, this has little to do with your partner and is caused by the warmth they provide. But the researchers from Austria add that sleeping together could reduce stress. Because you feel safe next to your partner.

So if you and your partner are a good match when it comes to sleep, sleeping together will help you both to wake up well-rested. But if you keep waking up because your partner is monologuing in his sleep, you might want to consider investing in separate beds. And that gives you the opportunity to have sleepovers!

Source: Quest | Image: Unsplash, Toa Heftiba