Couples are opting not to share a bed; Suncoast experts say they may be onto something

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  • Jennifer Adams posted at 7:29 am on Wed, Jan 29, 2014.

    Jennifer Adams Posts: 1

    Sleeping together or separately is definitely an individual decision based on sleep needs, behaviours and patterns. Sleeping separately doesn't have to spell the end of a relationship and I agree that maintaining intimacy is important - critical actually. My interest in how couples approach and manage sleep turned into a book I wrote to help couples consider how they might both get enough sleep and keep their relationship on track. Titled 'Sleeping Apart not Falling Apart: How to get a good night's sleep and keep your relationship alive' - the book was published in Australia and released in April this year. I hope to normalise sleeping separately, so couples that have no choice, don't feel their relationship is unfairly judged as a failure. After nine years of sleeping separately from my husband - I know it can work.

  • Layni posted at 6:12 pm on Tue, Jan 28, 2014.

    Layni Posts: 2

    The first couple to share a bed on TV was not Lucy & Ricky. It was Mary Kay and Johnny - the first sitcom, before I Love Lucy - aired in November 1947. They had a single bed to share! More weird than that was The Brady Bunch - with 6 children and the bathroom showed did not have a toilet!


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