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Monday, February 2, 2009

The Science of Bed Sharing!

Because the phrase "sleeping together" is usually used as a euphemism for having sex, we rarely talk about actually sleeping next to a loved one. However, sharing a bed with someone special can be one of the most reassuring and comforting aspects of your day. But what if your partner's sleeping habits interfere with catching quality Z's?

Snoring, kicking, stealing the sheets, and differing bed times can get in the way of a good night's sleep. In fact, nearly 25 percent of those in relationships sleep alone because their partner interrupts their sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Despite this fact, Dr. Beth Malow, a sleep specialist at the University of Michigan, encourages couples to stick to spooning. Dr. Malow and many other sleep experts believe that peaceful sleeping together can keep a marriage healthy.

I agree with Dr. Marlow about sleeping together can keep marriage healthy. Hubby has a sleep apnea and he snores loud and stops breathing while sleeping and gasping for air most of the time and scared the heck out of me, on top of not being able to sleep. We went to see the doctor and did sleep test. The doctor prescribed him a CPAP Machine, but even with the CPAP machine, I can still hear him snores and his machine is loud too! But I have gotten used to it after a while. Before he got his machine, we tried sleeping on separate bed but it didn't feel good. Something was missing, so we decided to sleep on the same bed again and everything went well. For some reason, we both feel better and secure when we are holding each other sleeping.

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