Eight reasons being a bed hog is good for your health
Sharing your bed with your significant other has its perks: warmth, cuddling, and intimacy. But there is also something to be said for having the bed all to yourself.
Don’t take my word for it; researchers suggest that sleeping in a bed with someone else can take a toll on your health, especially if it affects your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep.
Getting a good night’s sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
Millions of Americans don’t get enough sleep, but there are ways you can get better sleep with a few simple tricks, such as going au naturel. But one of the best solutions for getting a good night’s sleep just might be sleeping solo!
Why do people share beds?
Surprisingly, sleeping with your partner wasn’t always the norm, especially among the wealthy. In the old days, married couples kept separate rooms, and visited one another only when the mood struck.
Shared rooms and beds became more popular as people, mainly more impoverished people, moved to cities where space was limited. Since space was sparse, couples simply shared a room and a bed.
Benefits of having your own sleeping space
1. You have room to stretch