If you’ve been married or a committed relationship where you sleep in the same bed, you can likely relate to this. You need your sleep! Think about it. Sleep is such a private thing. It’s separate from a couple’s much needed cuddling time, and of course intimate time. It’s something we are born doing alone. So, why such controversary regarding the trending topic of “sleep divorce?”
Sleep divorce is when you and your partner decide that separate beds, and in some cases, separate rooms are necessary for your mental and physical health. Snoring, talking in your sleep, and restless sleep are enough to drive you or your partner crazy in bed. You can totally love each other and sill desire your personal sleep space, in order to get a good night’s sleep.
Dr. Shelby Harris, a psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine, told Newsweek, “When your partner negatively impacts your sleep, it can stir up resentment and unhappiness that trickles into your day-to-day life. If you can improve this issue, it can lead to a closer and more bonded relationship.” She doesn’t like the term “sleep divorce” because as she says, “it can have a very negative and shameful connotation. Sleeping separately is a normal, common, and healthy solution for a lot of couples out there who aren’t getting the sleep they need.”
Many famous couples have decided that sleeping separately is best for their relationship.Hey, it may even spice things up for you, as the saying goes, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” It’s worth a shot. And you can even try scheduling “date nights” in bed. Below is a list, from The List, of some famous couples who have publicly shared their “sleep divorces.”