What is Sleep Divorce? How can it Improve a Relationship?


Are you familiar with the term Sleep divorce? Well, currently many couples have adopted the concept of sleep divorce in their daily sleeping arrangements due to the COVID stress.

As we all know that the current pandemic has extended our stay-at-home routine and we have been sharing a lot of our personal space with our family. So, given the extra time of ‘togetherness’ has made couples starve for some alone time.

To get rid of the overwhelming feeling of togetherness, couples have adopted the ‘sleep divorce’ concept which means sleeping in either separate beds, adopting different sleep times, or sleeping in entirely different rooms.

Sleep divorce doesn’t mean that you are arguing or fighting with your partner. In fact, it is the best thing you can do for yourself and your relationship.

For most of us getting a well-rested night’s sleep is challenging especially during this pandemic. So, sleeping apart to get a good night’s sleep is the selfish but healthiest thing you can do for yourself.  There are many benefits attached to the sleep divorce concept such as:

  • You experience a less disrupted sleep cycle that means less waking up in the middle of the night or even going back to sleep
  • Improves sleep quality which will allow the brain to repair and rechange hence reduces stress level
  • It decreases daytime tiredness
  • It improves mood, endurance, and focus
  • Improves brain functionality
  • And, most importantly it improves relationships not only with your partner but with friends, workers, etc.

Sleep divorce isn’t therapeutically approved but past researches and experiences have shown that it can improve the overall sustainability of a relationship. In the bigger picture considering sleep divorce once in a while is a good sign of a healthy relationship.

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