January 26, 2022
Who gets to pick the room temperature?
Which one of you picks the comforter?
Who is the snorer in the relationship?
As a couple, these are questions / thoughts that may come up on a nightly basis. We put together a quick guide to help you navigate some of these nightly sleep issues that most couples share. Enjoy!
Ready to sleep better together?
1. NIGHT OWL OR EARLY BIRD IS OK
Are you the early riser of the night owl? It's likely that you and your partner have different bed times and wake up times. This is common as you may have different roles (work, mom, dad, etc.).
Rather than trying to go to bed at the same time, try to follow your natural sleep cues. Forcing something (i.e. the same bedtime) is not the solution. Listen to your body and go to bed (and wake up) when it feels natural to you.
2. KEEP THE KIDS OUT - IF YOU CAN...
Adding a child (or two) to the bed can be a nightmare.
Although it feels like an easy solution, having your child in bed can hinder your sleep.
Afterall, there is someone else in your bed to steal your sheets! Maybe it's time to be strict and set rules on your child's bedroom visits. Set a timer for your kids bedroom visit.
3. END THE SNORING
Snoring sucks (particularly for the partner listening to it)!
If you are the snorer, it may make sense to determine if a medical condition is causing this. If there is a bigger problem (allergies, sleep apnea, etc.), it is worth figuring out now.
If there isn't an underlying condition, there are over the counter solutions that may help. Mouth guards, breathing strips, etc. may lend a hand in reducing the noise.
4. DEAL WITH DIFFERENT SLEEP TEMPERATURES
Each of you has a favorite sleep condition: an ideal temperature for the bedroom, an ideal mattress, an ideal comforter, the right pillow, etc.
According to Dr. Dautovich, " a cool sleeping environment - 60 - 67 degrees - is optimal for most people."
However, this may be too cold for one of you. For the cooler sleeper, try wearing heavier clothes or add an extra blanket to your side of the bed. Or, use a comforter designed for people with temperature differences.
5. STOP THE BLANKET HOGGING
How often do you wake up with your partner hogging all of the blankets? This is annoying.
The night starts with each of you having a 50/50 split. But, somehow in the middle of the night, this ratio shifts to 70/30 or 80/20.
One of you is the blanket hog (not pointing any fingers)...In this case, each of you could use a twin size comforter. This will give you each an opportunity to pick the right comforter and will help keep the blanket thief away!
How do you sleep as a couple? Are there any specific tricks or tactics that you do to help sleep better together? If so, let us know in the comments section below!
55% of couples argue over sleep temperature differences!
If you are one of them and are looking for a solution, checkout our Twovet Couples Comforter. One side is cool (thin) and the other side is thick (warm). Both of you will stay comfortable all night long!
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