Should you sleep solo or with a partner?
This question came to mind when I experienced my husband being restless and jumping out of bed twice in the middle of the night to check out the pool pump. Good thing I was able to laugh at his interruption and fall asleep again easily!
Nightly fighting over blankets, arguing about bedroom temperature, or having a snoring or teeth-grinding partner can definitely have a negative impact on your sleep quality. A good REM sleep is associated with sharper memory, emotion regulation, creative problem solving and social interaction.
When to consider sleeping alone?
If you experience one of the symptoms below you should have a conversation with your partner:
- Daytime fatigue
- Low energy
- Mood problems
- Concentration problems
- Behavioral problems
Tell them you are sleep deprived and need their help. Identify the problems that are keeping you from having a good night’s sleep and discuss amicable solutions to each one. As a last resort, consider sleeping in another room where you can sleep through the night and wake rested.
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