July 27, 2010

Lights out

Nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds, the National Sleep Foundation reported in a 2005 survey. Recent studies in England and Japan have found similar results. And the National Association of Home Builders says it expects 60 percent of custom homes to have dual master bedrooms by 2015.
- Married, but Sleeping Alone by Bruce Feiler for the NY Times

There's a very interesting article in the NY Times about the trend of married couples sleeping in separate beds/rooms. I found it particularly fascinating, because I'm a bad sleeper. I need the perfect amount of silence/white noise. No interruptions. Difficult when cohabitating....
Does any couple actually sleep a full, uninterrupted night's sleep in the same bed?

3 comments:

Michelle Simpson Photos said...

It takes a bit to get used to sleeping with someone else, but I love it. It's nice to wake up in the night and have someone there. So yes, we sleep a full night in the same DOUBLE sized bed!

the sassy kathy said...

@michelle i totally agree re. having someone there BUT.... would you wake up in the night if you were sleeping alone? eh?

irisira said...

It wasn't until FH (before he was FH) started having some health problems that we started sleeping in the same bed. We keep very different schedules - I keep a relatively "normal" schedule, and he keeps "odd" hours. We're still working through the kinks. If/when we buy a house, I could see us having a separate bedroom for occasional use. :)