For some, this may sound too good to be true: getting an interrupted night of sleep and a more stable relationship.
But, just like everything in life, there are upsides and downsides to this sleeping arrangement. Let’s break them down, and then you can decide whether or not to incorporate “sleep divorce” into your relationship.
The Pros Of Sleep Divorce
First of all, if you or your partner are prone to disruptive sleep behaviors such as rolling around, talking in your sleep, snoring, or sweating, this can seriously impact sleep quality.
Then, your negatively-impacted sleep can bleed into other areas of your life– taking a toll on your stress and mood and ultimately causing more conflict in your relationship.
At the same time, if you or your partner are exhibiting disruptive behaviors, this can lead to harbored aggravation or even resentment.
In these cases, sleeping separately may be your best bet to kill two birds with one stone: giving you peace of mind and an uninhibited relationship.
On top of that, choosing to sleep away from your partner can also afford you both a bit of independence and personal space.
For some couples, having their own bed to retreat to at night can be a welcome break from constantly being in each other’s company. It can also help maintain a sense of individuality within the relationship.
The Cons Of Sleep Divorce
While sleeping separately may benefit your overall personal health, though, there are concerns about intimacy.