May 9, 2018

One in four married couples sleep separately

CBS Minnesota  - A survey from the National Sleep Foundation finds that almost one in four married couples sleep in separate beds or separate rooms.

“There is a diagnosis called environmental sleep disorder, it basically means there is something in your room that is disturbing your sleep,” said Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a Sleep Specialist with Allina Health.

TV on, TV off, twitchy legs, and different bedtimes: all can be disruptions according to Stiehm. He encourages sleep deprived couples go their separate ways at night.

“If the noise of your partner is preventing you from sleeping, you can sleep in a different space,” he said. “I have a couple that shared with me that when they go on vacation they can’t even sleep on the same floor of the hotel, that’s how loud his snoring is.”

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