Sharing a bed with someone that’s causing you to lose sleep can be minus fun. From stealing the covers and snoring to constant moving and sleep talking, you run the risk of many sleepless nights if your partner is prone to doing any of the above.
And because lack of sleep can turn a should-be peaceful night into a night of insomnia and arguments, your bed can easily (and very quickly) become more of a war zone than a place of rest.
If this is sounding all too familiar to you, and you’re sick of having to compromise your sleep just to keep the peace, the following are some top tips to prevent your bedroom from becoming a war zone.
1- Use a bolster
Investing in a bolster will be the single best thing you do this year if you’re sharing your bed with a restless sleeper.
Place it in the middle of the bed to create segregation between you both and you’ll never look back. A bolster is especially useful for those that don’t have the space or the money to invest in a bigger bed.
2 – Buy two duvets
If you’re tired of duvet pulling and having your queen size doona or king size doona stolen during the night, it’s time to rectify the situation by investing in a duvet each.
Depending on the size of your bed, buying two single duvets instead of a queen size doona or a king size doona will banish duvet pulling from your life forever.
And, if you’re worried about how it will look aesthetically, just buy one big blanket to place over the doonas during the day whilst the bed is made up.
Buying two duvets is a very simple solution to a very common problem!
3 – Find the right temperature
It’s said that couples that like to sleep at different temperatures tend to get less sleep. If you and your partner can relate, it’s best to find a common ground where you both can sleep comfortably without feeling too hot or too cold.
There are mattress covers available that are fleece lined on just one side so keep an eye out for them when shopping.
4 – Stop the snoring
Snoring is the number one cause of restlessness and the side effects of sleeping with a heavy snorer can be detrimental.
There are many tips that can be tried out to help prevent snoring from becoming the cause of a sleepless night and a row. Some of the most tried and tested include;
- Rolling the snorer onto his/her side
- Avoiding sedatives such as alcohol and antihistamines before bed
- Creating some form of white noise in the room to drown out the sound of snores
- Staying well hydrated throughout the day
- Investing in a humidifier if the air is dry
- Freeing a room of any allergens like pollen, dust, and other irritants that can cause congestion
We hope our top tips for getting a better night’s sleep will prevent your bedroom from becoming a total warzone when the lights go out!