Is Spooning Hindering Your Sleep?

Going to sleep in the arms of a loving partner might sound really wonderful but it might not be very good for your sleep. This might come as a shock to a lot of people but cuddling might not be a great way to go to sleep. There are chances that people might wake up more in the night when they sleep next to their partners, as opposed to when they sleep alone. Nighttime disturbances are a reality that couples face when they share beds and blankets. Statistics have shown that one out of every four couple sleep separately in America. And the stats are not very different for couples who share beds. Only 13% of the couples who sleep together like to cuddle and sleep. 63% of the couples who share beds have confessed to sleeping without touching their partners.

Bedroom is a place where two people share intimacy and a lot more with each other. We tend to be emotionally stripped in that space. So, it is very common for people to feel all sorts of emotions, starting from love to rage in that space. When two people live in that much proximity, it is very common to get into fights over basic things like temperature, size of the bed and even blankets. Women are organically prone to feeling colder than men. So, the difference over room temperature is something that can happen a lot.

Basic Difference

It has been found that women are more likely to sleep less deeply when they sleep with their partners. But men, on the other hand, are more likely to sleep better and deeper with their partners next to them. And this can be attributed to the fact that women are often more prone to having shallow sleep, compared to their male partners. Men are generally known for having comparatively more sound sleep. This difference can be biological as women are generally the primary caregiver in all species. So, women might have evolved to have relatively lesser sound sleep. And another more practical reason would be the snoring habit of the male partners.

Great Benefit

There are lots of downsides to sleeping together. But there are lots of wonderful benefits as well. Getting touchy under the sheets can have a wonderful effect on our hormones. You can cuddle for 15 minutes or even the whole night as that is up to you. But cuddling releases the hormone, oxytocin. This hormones is called as the cuddle hormone and has a plethora of benefits. It can give us relief from stress and pain. It can boost our immune systems and it can make us sleep better.

So, there are both advantages and disadvantages to sharing a bed with your partner. But little compromise and help can make sleeping together conducive to peaceful sleep. Here are a few tips to do that.

1. Create A Relaxing Environment

You can agree on a temperature that both of you can sleep peacefully at. And consider having two blankets, instead of one. This will solve the blanket-hogging problem for both of you. You can make your bedtime a good experience with good communication and a few changes.

Invest In A Bed And A Mattress

Sleeping can be a great experience if you have a great bed to sleep on. Having a big bed is a great luxury, but sometimes it can also become a necessity. So, invest in a spacious bed and a comfortable mattress. These two can solve half of all your problems.

3. Address The Snoring

If snoring habit of your partner is something that is bothering you, then you should talk to your partner about it. Be nice when you are communicating this. Together you can address this problem and find a solution that works for both of you.

Finding a wonderful partner is becoming a rarity in this world. So, if you happen to have found one, don’t let him or her become distant over minor inconveniences like sleeping or snoring.