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Snoring is putting many sex lives to sleep: When do we just give up sharing a bed and snooze separately?

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Think his snoring is just annoying? It could actually be hazardous to your health. New research by the British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association has found that the health of the partner of the snorer suffers as a result of being disturbed regularly throughout the night, according to the Daily Mail. So what should we do—sleep in separate beds? Rooms?



When we started looking further into this and asking around the Mom•Logic office, we discovered that just about half the Moms wake up separately from their husbands already. Whether it's because of snoring or a bed too crowded with kids, chances are someone's waking up on the couch, in the guest room, or curled up in a kiddie bed.

"Sleeping apart definitely puts a damper on your sex life," says Mom•Logic senior writer/producer Julie Taylor, co-author of How to Be a Dominant Diva. "If you are not physically close night after night, you're likely to grow apart sexually and emotionally, too."

If you frequently sleep apart from your husband, try Taylor's tips:

60-minute snuggle: Does your hubby snore? If earplugs just aren't cutting it, make an effort to snuggle together at least an hour a night. "Just because you don't sleep together doesn't mean you can't spend time in bed together," she says. "Fit in some intimate time at least once a day."
Daytime pillow talk: Sleeping in separate beds means you miss out on pillow talk...catching up on your day, talking about your dreams, and the like. So make an extra effort to communicate with your partner during waking hours to keep the lines of communication open.
Cut down on co-sleeping: If you don't sleep together because of the kids (either because they sleep with you, or one of you sleeps with them), make "sleep training" your children a priority. "If you think they won't be able to sleep without you, it's time for an attitude adjustment," she says. "Just imagine how poorly they'd sleep when you're in the middle of a divorce. Because if you choose sleeping with your kids over your husband, that's where you're headed."


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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous December 15, 2007, 10:26 PM

I agree sleeping in sep beds leads to divorce, or at least it contributed to my divorce.

SHEILA December 16, 2007, 12:30 AM

I PUT UP WITH FARTS, SNORING AND GOOD AND BAD DREAMS FOR 24 YEARS AND IF I COULD I WOULD AGAIN HE WAS SURE A CORKER BUT I MISS HIM TERRIBLY.

Jeanette December 16, 2007, 11:10 AM

Why are they tripping on my state, Indiana, I have tried putting it in four or five times when I wrote and tried to submit my fan mail, someone in that department must be on something, or they just don’t want my mail to go through.

Kelie December 30, 2007, 9:03 PM

My husband and I sleep apart about 90% of the time because we BOTH snore. But we have a newborn and a preschooler, so our logic is actually get some sleep and be nice to each other and find other ways to connect or be cranky and tired all the time, which I believe leads to divorce. As long as you have a sense of humor and communicate it doesn’t matter where you sleep.


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