Married Sleeping Separate

I just read that one in every four married couples sleep in separate beds. I had no idea. I’m definitely not judging though. Caleb and I went through a period of time where we slept separately, but I didn’t know this was a thing. Before you ask, I’ll tell. It happened accidentally, at first. I was staying up super late, because my sleep schedule was off. I would fall asleep watching TV. I actually prefer watching TV until I fall asleep. Caleb, on the other hand, doesn’t like lights or sound when he’s trying to sleep. So, one night, he decided to give me some time to wind down, and then come to bed once I’d fallen asleep. He ended up falling asleep on the couch, and we both had a well rested evening. We talked about it the next morning, and though it felt a little naughty that we enjoyed it, we felt like we’d discovered something.

We decided to sleep apart for a few more nights. We spent time together, and at the end of the night, we kissed and headed to our separate areas. It felt good to have the bed to myself, to fall asleep by the light of the television, and to not have the covers pulled off of me. I’m sure he could list his perks too. After a about three nights of sleeping separately, we missed each other. I had a hard time sleeping, and when I rolled over the next morning, he was lying next to me. (Awww….I know, right?)

Neither of us have snoring issues, and we don’t kick each other during the night. We just needed a little time apart. I don’t want to seem like one of those people who are appalled by things that they don’t understand, but I can’t wrap my head around the reasons that so many couples sleep separately.

Why do you think one in four married couples sleep in separate beds?

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