There is nothing like the feeling of cuddling up to a warm body at night. It makes me feel cozy, safe and deeply relaxed. Spooning has got to be one of my top ten favorite things to do. When I get used to sleeping next to someone, I have a hard time falling asleep when my bed is empty.
Apparently men like sharing a bed too. A recent study discovered that men sleep better when they are lying next to someone they are romantically involved with. On the other hand, women who share a bed slept worse than when they slept alone. This may have to do with the fact that historically, women are lighter sleepers since they were the ones who took care of the babies. Men sleep more deeply and are also more likely to be snorers.
This study may explain why an estimated 23% of American couples sleep separately, which I thought was pretty shocking. I would have assumed that many more couples slept together.
What about you? Do you sleep better alone or when you share your bed with your lover?