We’ve all seen the movies – a pair of lovers sleeps peacefully, arms wrapped around each other and sleepy smiles on their faces. For many couples, their nightly cuddle and snuggle is a daily highlight, because really, who doesn’t like a good snuggle?
In her new book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time, Huffington Post co-founder and editor in chief Arianna Huffington, suggests that despite our love of snuggles, sleeping with our partners could very well be ruining our relationships.
According to Huffington, couples who sleep separately are actually often happier than couples who sleep in the same bed. “I think that couples that prioritise getting a good night’s sleep are happier and have more sex because you’re gonna have sex and then go sleep in another room . . . Couples need to sleep,” Huffington told POPSUGAR.
“They might sleep in another room because their husband snores or their husband likes to leave the light on for a long time at night or work on the computer. Whatever the reason is, it’s just truly a romantic illusion. I’ve talked to so many couples who want to kill each other in the bedroom because they wake up exhausted and irritated.”