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Tips for Sharing a Bed with Your Partner

Last updated 6 years ago

Sharing a mattress with your partner doesn’t have to be a struggle—every snoozing session can be enjoyable for both of you with very little work. Keep reading for tips on how to you both can get the rest you need together.

Get a Big Enough Bed A mattress that’s roomy for one person may be woefully inadequate for two. Consider the importance of buying a bigger mattress and make sure both of you are involved in the purchase. Test out each mattress together, discussing what you like or dislike so you can find one that is both big enough and comfortable for you both. If you really like to spread out, you may choose a California King or a mattress that minimizes motion transfer from one partner to the other. Also, be sure to get enough sheets and blankets that fit your new mattress properly to avoid problems with sharing.

Learn To Compromise One of the most important aspects of sharing anything—especially a mattress—with a partner is learning to compromise. Talk to each other and figure out what you absolutely need to fall asleep in terms of sheets, pillows, and even the atmosphere of the bedroom. Try to work out a system in which each of you can fall comfortably asleep. Also remember to be courteous—your partner is making concessions, the same as you are.

Set Different Alarms If you have to get up at two very different times, set two alarm clocks, one on each side of the bed. Try to respect your partner’s sleeping schedule, especially if he or she has to go to bed or get up early. Leave a nightlight on if one partner goes to bed late or gets up when it’s still dark in order to avoid bumps or extra noise. It may take some work to sleep through another person’s alarm, but experts say you will get used to it over time, especially if the alarms have different tones.

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