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Have a partner with different sleep needs? Here's what to do

 

Scientists believe that each of us has a unique sleeping chronotype that puts us somewhere on the spectrum between morning lark and night owl. With more than 60% of adults sleeping with someone else, it’s unsurprising that individual sleep patterns sometimes clash.

 

In fact, a survey by a leading bedroom furniture company found that 75% of couples report that they go to bed at separate times up to four nights a week. The major reasons include long work hours, socializing, or online shopping and video games.

 

Meanwhile, more than a third of couples say they argue because their partner disturbs them or wakes them due to conflicting schedules. 

 

Fortunately, you don’t have to resign yourself to a poor night's sleep just because you and your partner have incompatible bedtimes. Try these tips for enhancing your slumbers and your marital satisfaction.

 

Steps to take with your partner

1. Accept your differences. Individual...

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