For many of us sleeping with a partner can lead to nights of disrupted sleep. Here are my top 5 tips on how to sleep well with your partner to get that great night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of!
1) Go Large
Get as big a bed as possible. If you sleep in a double bed as a couple, it gives you each virtually the same room a baby has in a cot. If you want to enjoy the same space you each had as a child (in your single beds) as a couple you need a Super King Size bed. This is proven to provide much more restful, and less disturbed night’s sleep.
2) Bigger Covers
Get covers that are bigger in size than the bed you are sleeping in. This prevents your partner from taking all the duvet and you waking up when you start to feel cold.
3) Disrupting your partner’s sleep
If you go to bed and wake at different times, don’t switch the light on as it will disturb your partner.
Buy a mattress that minimises roll to avoid being woken up by your partner tossing, turning and getting in and out of bed.
If your partner snores, get them to lose weight, stop smoking and stop drinking alcohol late at night. These can all make a person snore. Also encourage them to sleep on their side, rather than their back, to stop he/she from snoring. If all else fails, wear earplugs or use a modern noise reducer to block out the sound of snores.
5) Don’t take technology into the bedroom
Any technology; mobile, iPad or laptop, can keep you and your partner awake if you use it in bed before going to sleep. The extra light will keep you and your partner awake and make your mind more alert. The technology also emits blue light, which stops your brain making Melatonin ( the sleep hormone). Banning all technology from the bedroom makes it easier to get to sleep and stops notifications waking you too early too.