“Love should not interfere with a restful night’s sleep,” believes the individual.
During an episode of the “Lipstick on the Rim” podcast, actress Cameron Diaz, 51, expressed her belief that having separate bedrooms should be normalized. She is currently married to Benji Madden, a member of the band Good Charlotte.
“I personally believe that we should each have our own separate living spaces – I have my own house and you have yours. However, we also have a family house in between where we can come together if needed. I will sleep in my designated room, and you can sleep in yours. And if necessary, we can use the bedroom in the middle for intimacy.”
Diaz isn’t alone in liking the idea of a bed or even bedroom to herself.
“Sleep divorce” refers to the act of sleeping in separate beds or rooms in order to avoid sleep disturbances caused by a partner.
33% of adults in the United States report frequently feeling tired and fatigued
A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine revealed that 33% of adults in the US regularly experience feelings of exhaustion and weariness.
Over one-third of the US population is classified as obese.
They state that they sometimes or regularly sleep separately from their significant other.
Experts suggest that there may be advantages for individuals seeking improved sleep quality.
Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans, a consultant for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, explains that there may be advantages for certain couples to sleep apart.
In the beginning of this year, research has shown that if one person in a couple has a sleep disorder, it can have a negative impact on the other person’s sleep. For instance, if one partner has insomnia, both partners are more likely to wake up at the same time. Additionally, having different sleep patterns, such as one partner being a night owl and the other being an early bird, can also have a negative effect on both partners’ sleep.
According to Dr. Daniel Shade, a sleep expert at Allegheny Health Network, he stated in the past that…
If couples are truthful with themselves, they will probably be aware if there is an issue.
According to Shade, snoring and restlessness can disrupt your partner, waking up early for work or frequent bathroom trips in the night can also be disruptive. Additionally, differences in preferences for lighting, temperature, or television usage at night can also impact sleep.
However, if there are no issues with sleeping, Shade stated that sharing a bed is preferable.
According to him, our bodies produce oxytocin and other chemicals known as “cuddling hormones” which create positive emotions and deepen our connection with the person we are bonding with.