Aug. 26, 2010— -- Are you and your partner at odds over your sleeping arrangements? Does one person snore in bed and the other hog the covers?
If sleeping next to your partner is a struggle, you're not alone. One in four American couples sleep separately, according to a study by the National Sleep Foundation. Often the problem is not intimacy, but the seemingly simple act of sharing a bed with a spouse.
The Wall Street Journal reports that while many couples have learned to compromise in other areas of their lives, they can't find common ground on sleeping together.
Couples often have different sleeping habits and preferences -- like room temperature, watching TV in the bedroom or when to turn the lights off -- and experts say it takes communication and compromise to share the sack.
Before you move to separate beds, check out some simple solutions to common sleeping problems for couples.
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