The question of sharing your bed – when we refer to the couple, is clearly taboo!
Because sleep can take a hit… And yet, if indeed several elements can affect the quality of sleep of the partners, there are solutions to remedy it.
No, we don’t have to have a separate bedroom to sleep well! But certain practices can allow us to find a restful sleep… together!
What times do you go to bed and get up?
It’s not because we love each other that we share everything, and even less, our precious sleep!
It’s a fact, we don’t necessarily function at the same pace as the person with whom we share our life – and therefore our bed! So why stick to rhythms and schedules that are not yours, at the risk of disrupting our own cycles, and not finding said restorative sleep.
Sleep cycles vary from person to person, and from day to day… not easy to match! It is therefore quite possible – and recommended, within a couple, to respect the hours and rhythms of each, as long as the moments of intimacy are preserved. In this case, care is taken not to wake the person. It’s nicer than having a separate room, isn’t it?
But who snores?!!
The nightmare of nearly 1 in 2 couples! Indeed, for 57% of French people, emitting a gargle or a nasal noise repeatedly at night causes arguments and tensions within the couple.
Not very fun, is it! But here again, solutions are possible.
Losing a little weight, quitting smoking, sleeping on your side or being careful about taking certain medications can already completely improve things.
What temperature in the room?
Some of us will only be able to recognize ourselves! In the bed, there are two camps: the one who takes all the duvet and the one who is always too hot! Amusing you will say to me…
It is however far from being insignificant. Being too hot or too cold affects the quality of our sleep and causes many awakenings.
And when you wake up, hello motivation..! By making sure to add an additional blanket, or to open a window, as the case may be, you will considerably optimize your conditions to promote sleep and improve your sleep cycles. The ideal temperature for sleeping is around 20 degrees.
Note that sleeping with your animal is not recommended… Even if our 4-legged friends bring us security, relaxation and can help us adopt a virtuous routine, they may also disturb our sleep!
By increasing the temperature of the bed by several degrees, this creates disturbances that cause nocturnal awakenings. Without counting on their snoring! It is best to keep them as far away from you in bed as possible, or to have them sleep in their own basket.
Speaking of heat, you should know that the presence of an animal (30% of French households have a pet that sleeps with its masters) causes the temperature to rise.
This presence can be the source of awakenings in the second part of your night!
A good mattress remains essential
We often put them aside, and yet the differences in taste in mattresses are more important than you think! The impact of the quality of his mattress on his sleep is too often underestimated…
If preferences differ, the ideal is to take two separate single mattresses and put them together.
This is equivalent to a large 160 bed, while gaining different suspensions and resistances. Something to satisfy everyone!
The criterion of choice for sleeping well together is the impact of your partner’s movement on the whole bed. Good night to all!
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