Separate Sleeping Spaces Doesn’t Equate to a Strained Relationship

sleeping separatelyRebecca Palmer published an article in The Daily Business Review on 5/24. The article details the impact sleep has on mental and physical health, the positive impact sleep separation can have on couples, and the importance of engaging in transparent conversations about changes in sleep habits.

Rebecca delves into the significance sleep has on mood and productivity, “It has been reported that 50 to 70 million adults in the United States are affected by some type of sleep disorder ranging from sleep-related breathing disorders to sleep-related movement disorders, in addition to insomnia. A good night’s sleep, approximately seven hours for an average adult, improves brain performance and mental well-being. Poor sleep quality and irregular sleep patterns may increase the risk of disease and disorders and wreak havoc on our moods.”

“There are multiple reasons for a sleep separation, and compared to the separation in a marriage, not all of them are detrimental to your relationship,” Rebecca writes.  “It has been shown that a major cause for sleeping in separate rooms is snoring when earplugs or white noise machines don’t work.”

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