In spite of our most loving intentions, we don’t always get the best sleep possible when sharing the bed with our loved one! In honour of Valentine’s Day, the Dream Team at Snore MD has built a list of facts about sharing the bed with your partner.
About 24% of couples in North America sleep in separate beds, a quarter of the population is missing out on snuggles!
While previous studies showed sleeping alone was beneficial (less disruptions = better sleep), recent studies showed shacking up reduced stress hormones in the body.
60% of adults would rather sleep apart then with their bed partner .
How can you get the best sleep possible, while still sharing your bed with you partner? Here are some tips to ensure your most restful nights…
Carve out 15 minutes before bed, with your loved one, to perform a relaxing exercise such as meditation, or reading a paperback book. It may be a huge change to add this in, but the results will help both your brains relax to a slow wave, aiding in a slumber that doesn’t involve as much fidgeting.
Invest in your sleep! Make sure your mattress and sheets are high quality, made with breathable material such as cotton to keep you cool all night.
Ensure you are both having your healthiest sleep. If Snoring, Restless Legs, or tossing and turning is keeping you or your partner up at night, get sleep tested for free at a local Snore MD clinic in the comfort of your own home!
Spend time relaxing during the day, recent studies show that making the effort to relax for a few minutes a day will help you and your partner get a deeper sleep consistently.
At Snore MD our passion is great sleep, and this Valentine’s Day, we want to help you and your loved one’s get the highest quality sleep possible. Stop into one of our friendly convenient locations throughout BC, open 6-7 Days a week for a free Sleep Test! In only 3 Easy Steps you can have the Best Sleep Ever!
About the author:
Michael Davis is Snore MD's Director of Optimal Patient Care and community awareness. Driven by a passion for quality of everyday life, Michael became a Respiratory Therapist in 2009 with the goal of helping Canadians sleep better. With experience in critical care medicine, sleep medicine and pulmonary disorders, Michael leads a team of 15 skilled Sleep Clinicians and Respiratory Therapists to help thousands of British Columbians Sleep Better - Live Better.