So the second part of my thoughts on the article in the Daily Mail. I have a real issue with the idea that sleeping separately is the super cure for sleep problems. It seems to be a popular topic amongst journalists and I know it is something that Dr. Stanley advocates on a regular basis. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with sleeping separately if that is what you want to do (remember, and I know I say this a LOT, but we are all individuals) and you have the spac
e for both partners to have your own bedrooms, but don’t feel it is your only choice. You could always try solving the problem; for example if one of you is a snorer get some good advice from someone who knows what they are talking about (such as me), work out what kind of snoring you suffer from and try some of the snoring solutions that are available. Whatever the sleep problem is that is preventing both of you from sleeping soundly there will be something that could be done, you could start by making an appointment at our Sleep Centre
My feelings also come from the fact that from my experience a sense of security is one of the must-haves to get a good night’s sleep and for many of us that sense of security comes from our partner being in bed with us. I know that when my partner Katie is not there I sleep much worse and the sleep I get is of poorer quality. We evolved as an animal sleeping in groups (when we lived in caves we slept together for warmth and security) and therefore we are on the most part genetically programmed to keep those we love close to us. I must stress that I am not saying you must sleep together, if you are both happy with it then to coin a phrase, fill your boots! But if you sleep better together and want too then don’t let newspaper articles and sleep experts put you off.
Sweet Dreams zzzzzz