Nowadays there are a lot of couples who share a bed and are fine with it, because when a problem appears one of the partners can go and sleep in another room. There are also other ways one can share a bed with their partner without interfering with their sleep – by having a really big bed.
However, not all couples in the world can afford to buy such a big bed and some of them may want to sleep in the same bed and not go in the other room when a bed-sharing problem appears.
That is why we have prepared some tips for these couples who want to continue sharing a bed with their partners. We have prepared for you some of the most common sharing-a-bed problems people have and their solutions. Check them out!
#1 A snoring partner
Snoring is a big problem nowadays. There are a lot of people who snore, not only men, but women as well. It is known that the older a person becomes and the more weight they gain, the more they will snore. And that is one of the biggest problems people sharing a bed with their partners have. Some people snore so much that this interferes with the non-snoring partner’s sleep.
One of the things you can do in case of a snoring partner is to make them go see a doctor. Snoring is often neglected and it is considered normal, but sometimes it may be a sign for some serious health problem.
The next thing you can do if your partner is snoring and this interferes with your sleep is to surround yourself, or better yet your head, with pillows. This way, as funny as it may sound, the sound will not come directly to your ears and it will not irritate you so much.
Another thing you can also do is to wear earplugs. There are a lot of people who find it rather uncomfortable to sleep with earplugs, but you can try once to see if it works for you or not.
#2 Going to bed and waking up at different times
Another problem which is very common among partners sleeping in a same bed is the different time of their waking up and going to bed. Some people prefer to go to bed later and wake up later, while their partners are early risers. Unfortunately, each of the partners may accidentally wake up the other this way.
If you have such problems not only with your partner, but also with people you sleep in the same room with, then you can try these things. First of all, the partners should be acute and should not make noise when their partner is sleeping.
Secondly, one can consider wearing a mask if the light is turned on, or if some TV or computer is working and the light annoys them. This way the sleeping partner will not be annoyed by the light. Or at least one should consider using only a night light when the other partner is sleeping.
When it comes to the sounds, this is more specific, especially when it comes to the alarm clock. Some couples may have to wake up at different times and thus their alarm would be set for different hours. It is important that the partner who wakes up earlier not to hit the snooze button too often. Once would be more than enough. Otherwise, this may wake up the other partner as well and it will surely interfere with their sleep.
#3 Different temperature preferences
There are some partners who have different temperature preferences. Some feel hot all the time, while others often feel cold. And this is when they cannot agree on the temperature in their bedroom. One of them would want the thermostat turned down, while the other – up.
The solution for this could be separate blankets. They can set the thermostat at some medium temperature and the partner who feel cold, to add a couple of blankets over them, while the other partner to cover themselves with a single bed sheet only.
Another thing the couple could do is to wear suitable pajamas. This will also help them feel more comfortable and this way both partners will be satisfied, or at least not that irritated by the temperature difference.