How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep when Sharing a Bed (with Someone who Sleeps Differently!)
Sharing a bed with your partner sounds like a romantic and cosy thing to do but it’s not always the case. There are many partners who choose to have separate beds and even bedrooms because they simply disturb each other too much at night – usually someone snores or has very different sleeping schedules.
Other factors that can make bedsharing a bit problematic can be when you have different mattress, temperature, and/or bedding preferences but some of these things can easily be fixed. Read on for my top tips on how to get a good night’s sleep when sharing a bed:
- Make Your Side of the Bed Work for You
Your side of the bed should be designed to work for you. I’m sure you will have your own essentials and favourite books on the bedside table on your side of the bed, but did you know that you can customise the actual mattress too?
Una Organic is a mattress brand with unique designs that let you adjust the firmness on each side of the mattress to ensure both partners are as comfortable as possible. This way, you can ensure that you both get the best latex mattress for your personal preferences. They’re also made from natural, toxin-free and planet-friendly materials.
Lots of couples have different pillows as they’re highly personal items. Some people like soft and fluffy down pillows while others prefer something firmer. Having different pillows is an easy adjustment to make to ensure you both have the kind of pillow you prefer.
Some people are very warm when they sleep and kick the duvet off or are better off with a thin cover, while others love layering up. If you and your partner enjoy different sleep temperatures or one of you keeps annoying the other one by stealing the duvet, having a duvet each could be a great option!
- Accept Your Different Sleep Schedules
If one of you is a night owl and the other an early bird, accept this and the fact that you might need to go to bed and get up at different times. Try to not disturb each other by avoiding the use of technology when you’re in bed, not turning lights on and generally trying to be as quiet as possible if you’re the one sneaking into bed late or the one getting up earlier than the other.
You can still get a good night’s sleep when sharing a bed – even if you and your partner have different sleep needs and preferences. Try some of the tips above to improve your sleep while enjoying sharing a bed with your loved one!