Many people believe that sleeping apart from your partner signals the beginning of the end of your relationship. But what if that was just a myth – and sleeping apart could actually be the key to a happy marriage?
The New York Post recently interviewed couples who slept apart each night, and surprise, surprise – most reported very happy and satisfying relationships.
The couples profiled slept apart for various reasons, including snoring, different attitudes to décor and tidiness, varying sleep hours and a desire for greater freedom.
“We’re totally different when it comes to how we like our surroundings. I thrive when I have piles of books and magazines; he can’t relax in a room full of clutter. He also wakes up early; I work from home and prefer to stay up late and sleep in a bit,” said Rachel Kramer Bussel, who was one of the people interviewed in the piece.
And according to the US National Association of Home Builders, the trend is catching on - in America at least, 60 per cent of new homes now come with two master suites instead of the traditional one.