14 February 2020 | Conseil du bien dormir
Almost one out of two Swiss people sleep as a couple. Sleep is the right time for solace, thus it is perfectly normal to enjoy the presence of a partner in bed. Of course this is provided that the two partners do not interfere with each other’s sleep during the night. Is it better to sleep alone than in bad company? Not always! Every couple has their own set-up.
For couples who appreciate the body heat of their partner and who have similar resting habits and sleep-wake rhythms, it is good to be attentive to the following 3 points, for successful and peaceful sleep as a couple and to rest well.
Each person has their own resting rhythm. When the differences are too pronounced in the sleeping habits and the life rhythm of the partners, sleeping as a couple can become a pitfall. Sleeping together can be an obstacle to falling asleep and provoke night awakenings if one partner is exposed to snoring, sleepwalking, random limb movements or any other disturbance due to their partner’s sleep. When these are nightly, disturbances degrade the quality of sleep of the partners over the long-term. To overcome problems, some couples even choose to sleep in separate beds.
But there is no need to panic! Sleeping in separate beds is not a bad omen for a couple, and it can even be beneficial. The Scandinavians and our German neighbours understood this a long time ago and twin beds became the most practical solution to preserve everyone’s sleep. By using independent box springs and mattresses according to individual preferences and needs, sleeping independence is perfect. The twin mattresses thus create an individualised sleeping space and tailor-made support.
In any case, a compromise must be reached but you should not force yourself to adapt to your partner’s rhythm. It is essential to face this issue openly and as a couple in order to find the sleeping arrangements which will suit you both and which will preserve individual sleep quality. King size bed, twin beds, individual mattresses; at Elite you will undoubtedly find the perfect solution. Long Live Love !