This is the age old debate that is often forgotten when starting a relationship. It takes a back seat to “who pays for the bill” and “when do I go in for the kiss?”, but after that simmers down and it’s time for bed, you may find it hard to fall asleep with a partner. Never fear, this is an epidemic plaguing 25% of couples. The mindset is that sleeping with a partner keeps the relationship alive. However, sometimes it is just difficult. And why shouldn’t it be? You now have another person breathing next to you.
Then there is the Goldilocks effect, some like it cold/some like it hot, some like it firm/some like it soft. This leaves you waking up groggy and frustrated with your partner. Many Americans are finding that sleeping separately actually strengthens the relationship because you both have a comfortable night’s sleep.
But there is no denying that sleeping together creates a sense of safety, and according to new research, a longer life! Sleeping together lowers cortisol (stress hormone) levels, creating a less stressed individual and an overall longer lifespan.
Which is more important, a healthy relationship, or a longer life? Luckily, you don’t have to choose because there are many mattresses out there looking to benefit couple’s preferences.
What kind of sleep position do you and your partner emulate?