It's the same in all relationships, at first those sleeping noises, those periodic night-time panic attacks, the occasional snoring, the constant tugging of the sheets or those sleepwalking episodes seem odd and even fun, but when they become routine and constant things they can become a nightmare. If this sounds familiar to you, we at OneHowTo.com will give you some sleeping tips for couples.
The dreaded snoring
This is undoubtedly one of the most common problems for couples at bedtime. To prevent this there are several practical solutions, e.g. a good pair of ear plugs to block out the snoring, nasal strips to improve breathing for "snorers", stopping the snorer from sleeping on their back or eating heavy meals at night, which stimulate snoring. If the problem is very bad, visit a specialist to determine what is happening and how to fix it.
Active even in sleep
Another common problem is when your partner won't stop moving from one side of the bed to the other, moving their legs or hogging the blankets. In the end sleeping by their side is more of a roller coaster than a romance movie, but this problem also has some practical solutions: buy a bed that's big enough for both of you to be able to move around without affecting the other and use a special mattress to reduce movement. This investment is worth it to spend less time awake from annoying night-time movements.
This is a classic bedtime problem for couples: one is always complaining about the cold while the other sleeps practically naked to cool off. Despite the love, it's still impossible to synchronise body temperatures with our loved one, so it is important not to share everything, that is, the person who is cold can fold the blanket in half and have it to themselves and the person who is hot can sleep under only the sheets. In winter and summer is important to find a halfway point for both, especially if you have heating and air conditioning.
Romance is a wonderful thing, and of course after a hard day it's great to curl up with the person you love and cuddle. If and only if both parties want this. Believe it or not cuddling all night could be uncomfortable for the other, so it is best to talk to them before doing this. If your partner does not see that you are suffering from torticollis and poor sleep, then gently explain the situation, they'll certainly understand.
If you want to find the perfect position to spoon your partner and still have a good night's rest, we suggest taking a look at our article on How to spoon someone properly.
There are other problems that could arise when sleeping as a couple, like sleepwalking or night terrors. These conditions can hardly be solved at home, so if this is a big problem for you as a couple, it is best to consult an expert.
This article is merely informative, OneHowTo does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- Remember that living together is about sharing, but also about understanding that everyone is different and everyone has habits and issues
- If something about the behaviour of your partner at bedtime is bothering you, talking about it is very important because the other may not even be aware of it