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Sometimes, the biggest unwanted noise maker in the bedroom is... your partner! If your partner snores or stirs a lot, you know what I'm talking about. And with the racket happening so close to you, there's a good chance that a bedside fan, white noise machine or earplugs will be ineffective in reducing the noise enough so that you can sleep soundly.
So what are you to do? Hitting your partner and swearing at him or her all night does not seem to be a civilized solution. And just trying to live with it will only cause you to resent your partner for keeping you from getting a good night's sleep and undermining your health and quality of life.
The solution is separate bedrooms. This idea shocks most couples when they first hear it. But when they hear the logic behind it and let the idea settle in a little, many warm up to the idea.
In fact, more and more couples in the U.S. are ordering separate master bedrooms in their new homes. A survey by the National Association of Home Builders has predicted that by 2015, 60% of custom-built homes will have two master bedroom suites. Imagine that!
The increase in demand for two master bedrooms is not due to marriages or relationships being in trouble. Rather, couples are simply realizing that different bedrooms allow for a better night's sleep. They see different bedrooms as a way to ensure that a marriage or relationship continues with as little tension as possible. Less resentment and better-rested couples can mean happier couples.
Sometimes the separate bedroom solution not be possible because no other bedrooms are available. In this case, having separate beds is better than nothing. The way to make this work best is to have the beds as far apart in the bedroom as possible. This increased distance will make it harder for noise to travel from one person to another. Then use a bedside fan or white noise machine in between the two beds to hopefully drown out a good deal of noise to allow for a more restful sleep. Having soft surfaces in the room will also help.
This separate bedroom or separate beds solution is not for all couples. Those who sincerely worry about what impact these solutions will have on their relationship may not be the best candidates. But because sleep is so important to your entire life, these solutions should get a hearing.
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