More U.S. Couples Are Choosing To Sleep In Separate Beds

Who wants top bunk?

Two master bedrooms may sound like pure luxury, but for some couples the situation feels like necessity.

More than a quarter of U.S. couples -- 26 percent -- report sleeping more soundly when they're alone in a bed, according to a survey from the Better Sleep Council. And as one housing developer told Southwest Florida's Fox 4, somewhere between 15 to 20 percent of his customers show interest in the "dual master bed concept."

Separate-sleeping couples aren't doomed for relationship problems. Instead, it's couples who have sleeping troubles and don't find a solution who are more likely to have trouble. Research shows that people who don't get enough sleep -- whether by result of a partner who snores, kicks or steals all of the covers, or anything else -- are more likely to angrily snap at others and aren't the best decision makers. That's a recipe for marital problems.

So while separate sleeping lairs may seem unconventional, we support any measure that helps people have sweet dreams.

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