A lot of big changes happen when you move in with someone. Suddenly you’re sharing all of your stuff, figuring out how to split chores, and you’re seeing that person way more than you used to.
But one of the biggest changes that come with moving in with a partner is having to share your bed every night. Sharing your bed may not feel like a big deal at the start, because after all, you love your partner. However, you may soon find out that you don’t love your partner’s sleeping habits.
When you used to be able to sleep soundly throughout the night, you may now find yourself tossing and turning and hardly getting any sleep.
What’s the deal?
Don’t worry, pretty much everyone has to do some adjusting in order to sleep well with their partner. So, what should you do?
Read on to learn the top four tips for sleeping soundly with your partner.
1. Choose the Right Mattress
Sleeping soundly with your partner all starts with choosing the right mattress.
Picking the right mattress isn’t just about picking what “feels comfy”. This is because different people have different needs when it comes to mattresses depending on their sleeping positions, pain issues, and personal preferences.
Chances are, you and your partner do not have the exact same sleeping needs. This is why you should consider a hybrid mattress. With a hybrid mattress, you basically get two mattresses in one, as each side of the mattress has a different level of firmness according to you and your partner’s needs.
Best of all, hybrid mattresses allow independent movement on each side. This means you won’t be affected by your partner’s tossing and turning.
2. Get Separate Blankets
Yes, we realize that separate blankets aren’t the most romantic thing, but they will certainly help you sleep better at night.
Having your own blanket will allow you to establish your own separate space.
Plus, if you and your partner have different preferences in terms of how many blankets you use, (for example, one of you likes being bundled up and the other likes to sleep freely) separate blankets can prevent a game of sleep-deprived tug of war.
It’s also just nice to know that you won’t wake up freezing in the middle of the night because you don’t have a blanket.
3. Be Mindful of Each Other’s Sleep Schedules
Depending on your work lives, you and your partner may have slightly different sleep schedules. For example, your partner may like going to bed a couple of hours later or earlier than you do.
If this is the case, make sure you do what you can to be mindful of each other’s sleep schedules. If you’re the night owl, make sure you give your partner one hour to fall asleep before entering the bedroom and turning on the lights. And, if you like to watch a TV show before bed, don’t do it next to your partner while they’re trying to sleep.
For early birds, set a soothing alarm that won’t wake your partner up. It can also help to use sleep accessories to make sure you don’t disrupt one another, such as eye masks, earphones, and white noise.
4. Be Understanding of Each Others’ Needs
Last but not least, make sure you are understanding of one another’s needs.
Remember, a good night’s sleep is vital for your health, so while it may seem ridiculous to have a conversation about sleep, it’s really for the betterment of yourself and the betterment of your relationship.
Make sure you are considerate of your partner’s wants, needs, and habits, and that they understand they need to be considerate of yours.
If you have any questions about these tips, comment below!