It can be very difficult to fall asleep when your bed is occupied, but you still want to fall asleep next to your loved one, no matter how difficult that might be at times. Thankfully, there are ways to help couples keep their relationship intact without buying a separate bed.
Use a Sensation Blocker
Depending on how our partner keeps you awake, try blocking out the sensation. If he likes to read in bed, but the light disturbs your sleep, then wear an eye mask. Does he fall asleep to noise, but you need complete silence? You can use ear plugs, or he can wear ear buds to listen in peace. You may also wish to try a barrier of pillows to block out the noise or light; or, if he tosses and turns all night, a pillow barrier might be particularly helpful.
Find a Good Pillow
Sometimes, whether you sleep next to someone or by yourself, a good pillow may be all you need to get a good night’s sleep. Try to analyze what is keeping you awake or what hinders you from reaching a deep sleep. It may be neck pain or allergies, not your partner. Try out a hypoallergenic cover for your pillow, and do not be afraid to experiment with various pillow types. Once you find the right one, then keep replacing that pillow as you need to.
Get a Bigger Bed
You spend a lot of your time in bed—hopefully 6-8 hours a night, at least. It makes sense that you would make an investment in a new mattress to improve your sleep. Many couples opt for king-sized mattresses in an effort to minimize the shift of movement, or to give themselves more space at night. Also, you may consider purchasing an individual mattress pad if you prefer a different level of firmness from your partner.
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