My boyfriend of three years was at his wit’s end when he found himself stone cold and awake at 4am… for the third time that week.
“You’ve taken the blanket again,” he woke me rather curtly, yanking his portion of the doona back. This was the pattern we had followed for the last six months, like clockwork. Grumpy, agitated, frosty clockwork.
Our relationship wasn’t on tenterhooks per se, but Matt basically dreaded heading to bed every night, which isn’t ideal when you’re supposed to be soul mates, etc. He just knew the monster (me) was going to pry the warm blanket from his vulnerable hands the moment he let his guard down and drifted off to sleep. He never got a decent slumber while I, the deepest sleeper in all the lands, was blissfully unaware. I’d bounce out of bed every morning while his default response to how are yous was tired.
Our simple bedroom change might not be for everyone, but it has certainly revolutionised our sleep and, as a flow on, our relationship.
We now sleep with two blankets. One for me, one for him. Every night.
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