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The Benefits of a Sleep Divorce

The Benefits of a Sleep Divorce

Could breaking up with bad sleep improve your relationship with your partner? Find rest with behavioral sleep medicine specialist Wendy Troxel.

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Is our sleep that much better when we sleep alone?
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Is a sleep divorce only recommended for couples who are disrupted by their partner in bed while trying to sleep, or should everyone do it regardless?
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How can couples sleep separately if there are not enough bedrooms in the house? Are separate beds in the same room enough to reap the benefits?
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What are the disadvantages of a sleep divorce and what can you do to overcome them?
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My partner snores heavily and has not gotten help for over 15 years. I have chronic pain and two kids with special needs, so I haven’t slept well in YEARS. Can sleeping separately lead to more marital problems and intimacy problems?
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Would a mixed sleeping schedule work? My husband's movements in the night wake me up and disrupt my sleep but I also like the security and safe feeling of having him there. Is half the week together and half apart too disruptive to a sleep routine?
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Not a question, but I insisted on separate blankets to help with better sleep. No more tugging on blankets, but my husband did not like this idea.
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