When we share our bed with our partner, we also share sleep problems. Snoring, sleeplessness and uncontrolled movements will not only disturb the affected person, but also the one sleeping on the same mattress. Here are some practical solutions that can help you get a good night’s sleep without having to make a separate bedroom.
Sleep disorders can impact both partners and make the nights hellish. Snoring, screens, different rhythms of life, etc. discover some tips for sleeping peacefully for two.
One of the partners snores
Snoring affects the quality of sleep of the sleeper and his partner. An Ifop survey, carried out for Tousaulit.com in May 2021, was interested in sleeping troubles French people and the relationship they have with their bed.
This investigation reveals that the ronchopathy (snoring) is one of the main points of dissension within the couple about the bed. Specifically, 44% of couples surveyed have thus already experienced a argument after snoring of their partner. The most sensitive to this inconvenience are women (48% have already had an argument on this subject) and those 35 and over (47%) “, summarize the pollsters.
The snoring therefore remains a very widespread and troublesome problem. Check with your partner that this is not aSleep Apnea or a disorder related to the nose or being overweight. In this case, the help of a healthcare professional is necessary. Alternatively, you can opt for wax or foam earplugs, a special pillow, nose bands or a mouth appliance. The person who snores can try to limit alcohol consumption, let his / her partner fall asleep first, and avoid lying on their back.
He or she is restless and doesn’t stop moving
Try to understand the cause of your partner’s movements. Is it Restless Leg Syndrome? Or a side effect of a drug? Or stress? Each of these factors can be treated independently. Alternatively, you can invest in a larger mattress that is specially designed so that you feel less movement on the other side of the bed.
He or she steals the blanket
Some couples overcome problems with blankets by putting two single beds side by side and keeping a blanket for each person, indicates the site Real Simple. A double duvet can also do the trick.
Partners have different rhythms of life
There is no point in forcing the other to go to bed at the same time as you if they are not ready. Instead, discuss your difference in pace at a rest and brainstorm solutions. The person who is not tired at night can hug while the other falls asleep and then resume their occupations. Respecting their needs and sleep schedules is very important, especially within a couple.
An omnipresence of screens in the bedroom
The smartphonestablets computers and television screens disrupt sleep from a psychological point of view, as they stimulate the brain, and from a physiological point of view, because blue light disrupts the biological clock. The best solution is to get rid of all those devices in the bedroom to free yourself from any source of stress and thus have a better night’s sleep.
The Ifop poll published in May 2021 pointed out increased sleep problems since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, in particular in connection with the increasing use of screens before falling asleep. The more the French look at screens in their beds, the more they are subject to sleeping troubles. In detail, 69% of French people consult almost every day their phone in bed currently suffer from sleep problems, while this is the case for only 56% of those who never do.