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A Better Sleep Council survey has found that one in four Americans in a relationship would rather sleep alone.
Download the Better Sleep Council infographic (right) on couples’ sleep issues.
“The importance of bedroom atmosphere, sleep habits and mattress preference become a little more complicated when two people are involved,” said Better Sleep Council Director of Communications Karin Mahoney.
“Agreeing on bedtime, bed coverings or even bed size and mattress type needs to be a two-person decision, if both are going to sleep comfortably every night,” she added.
The survey demonstrated that couples often face obstacles to getting better sleep and that can add stress to a relationship. Other study findings include:
“Being close to the one you love can foster health and happiness, but not if it affects your sleep,” said lifestyle and relationship expert Lissa Coffey. “The key for couples? Work together to create a healthy sleep environment that meets both of your needs.”
For more survey results and tips for developing healthy sleeping habits, visit the Better Sleep Council website.