Last week we told you about an article in the British Mail newspaper that advocated for couples to sleep in separate beds. Well, that article seemed to get some Americans considering the idea as well: Over at the Huffington Post this week, Sophie Keller shares her "9 Reasons to Sleep Separately."
She writes, "Even as newlyweds, my husband and I slept separately due to incompatible sleep habits. He needs only 5 hours of sleep, is up quite a bit through the night and snores very loudly. I, on the other hand, am a very light and quiet sleeper and need 8 hours of rest. With our differences we knew that there was a potentially huge problem very early on in our relationship and even though it took us time to get used to it, we decided that sleeping apart was the best long-term solution. Most people believe that if you have separate rooms it must mean that you are probably not having sex. But that, from my experience, is absolutely not true at all. Sleeping separately did not take the passion out of the relationship. On the contrary, I actually think that it quite possibly enhanced it."
Once again, we don't think there's any "one solution" for everybody to have a happy marriage. Obviously, different people have different needs and different things that make them happy. Still, like we said last week, it's always interesting to consider different ways to keep ourselves -- and our spouses -- happy.