LifestyleThey sleep together 'the Scandinavian way'. "Many don't want it any other way"

They sleep together 'the Scandinavian way'. "Many don't want it any other way"

Troubles in a relationship? Pay attention to sleep - illustrative picture.
Troubles in a relationship? Pay attention to sleep - illustrative picture.
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6:27 AM EDT, October 3, 2023, updated: 9:00 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Sleeping in the same bed for couples seems to be a no-brainer. And although cuddling up releases what is known as the happiness hormone, in some situations we should switch to the so-called Scandinavian method of sleep.

Sleep is very important in the life of every person. If we do not provide the body with its appropriate dose, the next day we will feel worse, it will be easier to get irritated and we will "communicate" a bit slower.

Sleeping with a partner in the same bed can unfortunately affect the quality of our sleep, as noted by British scientists. What specific conclusions did they reach?

From sleeping together to breaking up

According to the authors of the Great British Bedtime Report from 2017, as much as 35 percent of the population struggles with sleep problems. Exactly a quarter of this group claims that the problem is sharing a bed with a partner. Taking the duvet, snoring of the other half, or completely different habits associated with falling asleep make these people unable to get enough sleep.

Psychotherapist Sheri Jacobson adds that such bed-related problems can even lead to a breakup. Because of lack of sleep, we are indeed more prone to quarrels.

Want to take care of your relationship? Try the Scandinavian method

As reported by Today News, the "Scandinavian method of sleeping" involves maintaining distance from your partner during sleep. And quite literally. Separate duvets are a requirement with this method - sleeping under one can cause us to overheat and wake up quickly.

Another time, our partner may simply pull the cover off us, causing us to wake up freezing. The next issue is the mattress - ideally, if we select two single mattresses, suitable according to our preferences (e.g. in terms of firmness) and those of our other half.

What should we do when we prefer to fall asleep with the light off, but the other person prefers it on? Sometimes we need to accept the differences between us and our partner. In critical cases, setting sleep rules can really make a big difference in our relationship.

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