Fully 41 percent of Texan men admit in a new survey that they want to file for a "sleep divorce" -- taking to bed separately each night for better rest -- and so do 30 percent of women.
One in 10 say sharing a bed has ended a relationship.
But is sleeping apart seen as a taboo? The poll showed that 41 percent wouldn’t tell their friends or family.
However, more than 1 in 4 couples who sleep separately say it has improved their relationship.
Whether it's due to snoring, different sleep schedules, or blanket/bed hogging, couples across America are losing out on precious Z’s due to their other half.
So is a sleep divorce” the solution? Or is not sleeping in the same bed as your partner still taboo?
The sleep product review website Mattress Clarity ran a national survey of 3,000 people to find out.
The survey revealed that 36 percent of Texans would like to sleep in a separate bed to their partners, if they felt they had the choice. This is higher than the national average (31 percent). Broken down by gender, it is more men (41%) than women (30 percent) who are pining for their own bed space.
But even if sleeping in separate rooms was a mutual, happy decision, 41.4% of Americans would still not want to admit to their friends and family that they were sleeping in a separate room to their partner. Men are more secretive than women on the taboo topic, with a signficant 49.3% admitting they wouldn’t tell their friends, compared to 34% of women.
Commenting on the survey results, Joe Auer from Mattress Clarity said, “Sleeping in the same bed as your partner may still be the social norm, but that trend is certainly changing. If sharing a bed with your other half is leaving you tired and grumpy, why not consider a sleep divorce? Over a quarter of Americans have actually said that sleeping apart has improved their relationship.”