How To Sleep Soundly When Sharing A Bed

Sharing A Bed

It’s officially the season of love! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s a time to show your loved one just how much you care. However, it can be hard to focus on the positives when sharing a bed is affecting your sleep each night. While your relationship may be strong at its core, disrupted sleep can really come between you and your partner. Luckily, we’re here to help turn your sleepless nights around.

The Problem With Sharing A Bed

If you’re newly coupled up, sharing a bed for the first time in a long time can be quite a shock. Sometimes all it takes is a little adjustment and getting used to but often your partner can completely ruin your sleep, or you theirs. Even those that are years into a relationship find that it doesn’t get any easier if problems remain unsolved. Things such as snoring, restlessness, temperature and routine all have an impact on the quality of your sleep.

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect sleep space and only you know what works best for you, but there are ways that you can compromise to ensure both you and your partner can enjoy a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling well-rested each day.

Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Talk It Out

Like with anything in a relationship, a problem shared is a problem halved. Maintaining a strong line of communication with your partner is the key to cracking the formula for successfully sharing a bed. If you sleep on your issues, so to speak, resentment and frustration will build. Instead, talk about what’s bothering you and about what you need from one another and where compromises need to be made to improve your sleep.

Eliminate Snoring

It goes without saying that snoring is extremely disruptive and annoying, but what you might not realise is that it can also be an indicator of a more serious underlying health condition, which is why it should never be ignored. Allergies or sleep disorders are just two of the reasons why a person might snore, but what can you do to alleviate the nightly caterwauling?

First and foremost, schedule an appointment with your GP if the snoring is particularly bad and perhaps they’ll uncover the cause of it. In the meantime, some people find that earplugs are enough to block the noise out but some use a sound machine to drown it out and create a more ambient atmosphere. If it’s you with a snoring problem, try allergy medication or over-the-counter snoring solutions to open up your airways. Sleeping on your side also helps in that respect.

Maximise Your Mattress

It sounds like an obvious suggestion, but you’d be surprised at how many couples are squashing themselves into a twin bed or a small double. You need enough room to make your own space in the bed and be comfortable, plus the mattress you used when you were single might not offer the same level of comfort for your partner. When sharing a bed, you need to find a mattress that you both like, which is easier said than done.

Luckily, we offer a range of hotel quality mattresses at The Hotel Bed Company, ensuring maximum comfort and durability. Our team is on hand to point you in the right direction and you can even take advantage of their expertise in person and try out our mattresses at our new bed showroom – The Barn At The Farm.

Find What Works For You

At the end of the day, it’s about finding a happy medium. It’s very rare that yours and your partner’s bedtime needs and preferences completely align, and if they do, you’re very lucky indeed. For example, if your schedules don’t sync up, don’t feel obliged to go to bed at the same time as one another. It might be something as simple as one of you being a night owl and the other an early bird, and that’s okay. Just be mindful of each other

Let’s say your significant other likes reading before bed or natural light in the mornings, try using an eye mask if it bothers you. Perhaps they like to spoon but you like your own space? Meet in the middle – cuddle for a while and then find your favourite position to doze off in. Maybe they like heavy, thick duvets but you prefer lighter bedding? Try having your own set each! Grab an entire set of luxury bedding from The Hotel Bed Company at a 15% discount with our Housekeeping Bedding Sets. Browse our full range here.

Upgrade Your Sleep Space

Hopefully, these tips and tricks for sharing a bed will help you fall in love with sleep again. If your bed is at the root of your problems, upgrade it today with our line of high-end products. Our website makes it easy to place your order and we’ll have it handmade and shipped to you in as little as 4-6 weeks!

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