Top 10 Reasons Couples Fight In Bed

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Tim Doyle | 2 Comments

Going to bed with your significant other should be enjoyable. However, over the years, it has become more common for couples to vent to each other about their day in bed (spilling coffee, speeding ticket, horrible co-workers, etc.). Although it may surprise you, a recent study has revealed that couples argue in the bedroom 167 times per year! Is that possible? Arguing every other day is very impressive. Shouldn't couples spend time in their bedroom focusing on other things such as sleep and sex? 

Below are the results of a UK-based survey by hotel chain Premier Inn, in which 2,000 adults were asked about top reasons for bedroom "fighting":

1. Hogging the comforter 

2. Snoring 

3. Being too hot 

4. Not being "in the mood"

5. Allowing the children to sleep in the bed

6. Venturing on the wrong side of the bed

7. Being too cold

8. Being touched by your partners cold feet

9. The time at which you go to bed

10. Leaving a light on to read

We hope that you can work through some of the above issues without having to sleep in separate beds or separate bedrooms!

What do you and your significant other argue about in bed? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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2 Responses


December 30, 2012

Dian –

Thanks for the note. As you pointed out, different parts of the world use duvets and sheets differently. Likewise, as you said, some people do not even use a top sheet. In my opinion, the top sheet is the most comfortable “sheet” on a bed. My preference is to use a flannel top sheet in the winter time. Thanks again for the comment.

Great idea to use only a duvet cover during the summer months!



December 25, 2012

I spent a semester sntdyiug in Scotland. I followed it with a summer spent backpacking across Europe with my little brother. There were a few weeks between his arrival and the closing of the university halls (dorms). A family from the church I had been attending took me in during the interim, and I found that they had never heard (!!!) of top sheets! Over there they just use the fitted sheets and a duvet. (Which incidentally is really good at hiding an unevenness in the sheets underneath.) If I remember correctly, the duvets were generally in a cover, so those could be easily washed when desired.I found it mind opening, realizing that some basic’ things aren’t so basic’ after all![]Carm Reply:August 24th, 2010 at 7:43 pmUsing a duvet and cover are the perfect solution. During the hot summer months, take the duvet out and just use the cover as a sheet.[]

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