Sleeping separately, the recipe for a happy couple? A woman testifies about this taboo practice
Author: Clark Tos
Contrary to popular belief, sleeping apart when you're in a relationship does not necessarily mean breaking up. And it is not this married couple who would dare to say the opposite.
As surprising as it may seem, a couple can very well love each other and sleep separately. According to some experts, this practice would even be the key to a fulfilling relationship.
In any case, this is what these two spouses claim in a testimony published on the Sympa website: “ My husband and I have lived together for eight years, and we sleep in separate rooms '. Through their experience, they hope to break taboos and sweep away stereotypes about “sleep divorcees”.
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A saving practice
The two lovebirds have started sleeping apart to preserve their comfort and improve the quality of their sleep . Indeed, the young woman tended to move and breathe heavily, and her companion's snoring gave her a nightmare.
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« My boyfriend remembered all our fights caused by his lack of sleep: he was snoring, I woke him up and then he didn't get enough sleep and was angry. Sometimes it was me who was snoring, he woke me up and I couldn't go back to sleep (…) Once, right in my dream, I stuck my finger directly in my boyfriend's eye “, can we read in the testimony.
Very quickly, the spouses understood that their sleep habits were completely different: bedtime, sleep duration, incessant getting up, waking up.
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« My boyfriend was supposed to be at work around 9am. It was therefore extremely important that he got enough sleep. However, due to the issues associated with sharing the same bedroom, each of us slept no more than 6-7 hours. As a result, he and I became more irritable, tired and nervous. “explains the young woman.
It is in this context that the couple decided to have a separate room. And the least we can say is that this choice has transformed the daily lives of lovers: “ Our quarrels very quickly reduced (…) and we both became calmer. In addition, we began to be more efficient at work (…) ».
Unsurprisingly, the decision surprised the couple's friends and family: They split into 2 camps. The former reacted skeptically to this fact and said it would be difficult for them to fall asleep without kissing their soul mate at night. ».
Those who endorsed this lifestyle hinted that they would like to try it. You may not know it, but sleeping apart is common among celebrities. This is particularly the case of George and Amal Clooney. The reason ? The snoring of the actor would prevent the lawyer from sleeping peacefully.Source : Nice