Sleep Solo for Sound Sleep

Medically reviewed in January 2020

Nothing like a bit of quiet and solitude when you need some sound sleep.

Most people claim to get better shut-eye when snuggled up next to their significant other. But a study shows that couples frequently rouse one another. They wake up 30% of the time when their partner does.

Telltale Signs of Sleep Problems
So what's the solution? Figure out a way you both can enjoy sound sleep. Get snoring problems like sleep apnea treated. And don't be shy about spending a night or two in another room if your significant other is congested. At least until his or her nose clears up. As a last resort, you can consider bunking up in different beds once in a while. After all, sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder.

The Science of Sleep
Sleep problems are a big deal. And certain sleep problems, like sleep apnea, can put you at higher risk for other conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke. If you usually wake up feeling unrefreshed, consider these RealAge pearls of wisdom about shut-eye and sound sleep:

Watch this video to find out if there's ever a time when skimping on sleep is okay.

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