Just the other night, as I was going to sleep, my wife wished me a good night and said “Here’s to a night not filled with you snoring excessively.” I was like “Have I been bad lately?” She responded by detailing the levels of snoring I reach and what she does to counteract or stop them.
When it’s really bad and wakes her up, she does everything from sighing loudly and coughing to punching the bed, to finally poking me in the arm. If I wake up, she pretends to be asleep so that I don’t know what it was that I felt.
So, yes, I have annoying sleep habits and it seems I’m not alone!
There was a recent sleep survey done by Serta Simmons Bedding, that concluded half of the couples would be all about sleeping in separate beds for the sake of getting a good night’s sleep.
As for the most common annoyances people find in sleeping with their partner?
Here are the results:
- stealing the covers (35%)
- tossing and turning (35%,
- keeping the television on (28%)
- snoring (28%)
- leaving the lights on (27%)
This survey also found a few other points that were pretty interesting. My wife and I both shower before bed. It helps us wind down and get ready for a peaceful sleep. (That is of course if I’m not snoring loudly). That works out great since we’re both on the same page when it comes to washing up.
The survey found that Nearly two-thirds (64%) said “yes” and 58% confirmed they would be pretty upset if their partner didn’t wash up before bedtime..
As for parents – there’s more to it than just their partner’s sleep habits. Over one-third reported that their child snuck into their bed two nights a week (37%) and one in five (20%) said that they were woken up by a child getting into bed with them three nights a week.
Thankfully, our kids have grown past that stage for the most part. But now – what do I do about that snoring??!!
The full article can be found here.