1 in 4 Couples Sleep Separately, Do You?

1 in 4 Couples Sleep Separately, Do You?

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Jennifer Hunter
May 26, 2015
(Image credit: The Daily Beast)

The U.S. National Sleep Foundation reports that 25% of couples don't sleep in the same bed (and that's just those that admit it!). It's time to come clean: do you need to snuggle in order to drift off or do you just sleep better sans partner?

We talk about this topic all the time, but this recent video from the series If Our Bodies Could Talk over on The Atlantic (watch it above) revived this topic once again in our offices and we need your take.

James Hamlin makes some great points here: sleeping next to each other increases a couple's closeness and provides some very real and measurable psychological benefits but also causes more sleep disruption (about 50% more according to the BBC!).

And then there's the social stigma should anyone find out you're sleeping apart. Even though sleeping and sex are very different activities, few couples want to admit they're retreating to separate beds every night.

This is a safe space so let's talk about it [and then talk about how cute James Hamlin needs someone to (not) sleep with].

Weigh in! Do you sacrifice snuggling for some space in the sheets?

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