Along the Gulfshore

Is It Time to Get a Sleep Divorce?

Sleeping in separate rooms may be great for your marriage.

Restless legs, snoring, tossing and turning… If your partner is keeping you up, maybe you need to spend some time apart. At night, at least. Nearly 1 in 4 couples sleep in separate bedrooms, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The concept of a “sleep divorce” is becoming more common as more research is being done regarding how to get a good night’s rest. Of course, this can be a delicate subject—you don’t want to unintentionally offend (or put a damper on your sex life). But, in a time when nearly one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, prioritizing a solid 7 hours of rest may be worth spending that time apart.

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