June 1, 2023

NEW YORK — Half of Individuals who stay with their associate are prepared to channel their interior Lucy and Desi … by sleeping in separate beds. A latest survey of two,000 U.S. adults who stay with a associate reveals that 49 % can be prepared to attempt sleeping in a separate mattress as a method to get higher relaxation!

That is likely to be as a result of the typical cohabiting individual receives lower than 4 good nights of sleep per week, the survey reveals.

However that doesn’t imply {couples} don’t need their high quality time collectively. Regardless of a willingness to sleep in separate beds, greater than two in 5 folks (42%) favor going to sleep similtaneously their associate. {Couples} use their time earlier than closing their eyes to observe TV reveals or films collectively (28%), and chat about their day (24%). And, as soon as they’re prepared to fall asleep, 53 % of these surveyed favor to cuddle their associate. 

Largest sleep disruptors for {couples}

Carried out by OnePoll for Serta Simmons Bedding timed to Nationwide Sleep Consciousness Month, the survey additionally explored what those that co-sleep view as their largest sleep disruptors. Respondents say that their largest annoyance is when their associate steals the covers (35%), wakes them up tossing and turning (35%), sleeps with the tv on (28%), snores (28%) or sleeps with the lights on (27%). 

The survey additionally experiences a divide almost about the age-old query – do you bathe earlier than mattress? Almost two-thirds (64%) gave a powerful “sure” and 58 % confirmed they’d be bothered if their associate didn’t wash up earlier than bedtime. 

Mother and father can also be combating extra than simply their associate’s sleep habits. Multiple third experiences that their baby snuck into their mattress two nights per week (37%) whereas one in 5 (20%) claimed that they have been woken up with a bit of one coming to their mattress three nights per week. 

“Nice sleep is grounded in sustaining a robust sleep routine, whether or not you sleep by yourself or co-sleep,” says head of sleep expertise at Serta Simmons Bedding JD Velilla, in an announcement. “For individuals who need to optimize co-sleeping, it’s necessary to work together with your associate to decide to good sleep habits together with common sleep and wake occasions and minimizing gentle earlier than bedtime. I additionally recommend eradicating pointless distractions from the bed room, remodeling it right into a sleep sanctuary.” 

4 in 10 adults should be sleeping with stuffed animals

Individuals are creatures of behavior and 40 % of respondents proceed to sleep on their very own facet of the mattress when their associate is away. When sleeping away from dwelling with their associate, 45 % stated the identical guidelines apply. 

Sleep habits can begin throughout childhood. Greater than half of respondents (56%) grew up sharing their room with a member of the family corresponding to a sibling. The overwhelming majority of those people (86%) credit score this expertise for making ready them to be extra accepting of sharing a room with their associate. 

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And, many adults haven’t let go of their blankies. Fifty-two % admit they grew up sleeping with a safety blanket or stuffed animal, whereas 77 % of this group say they proceed to take action — even when sharing a mattress with their associate! Meaning 40 % of adults are apparently sleeping with a “stuffy!”

In the end, when requested what may contribute to raised sleep past sleeping in separate beds, respondents cited the next options: a brand new/higher mattress (36%), new/higher pillows (34%), or a much bigger mattress (29%). 

“Many individuals co-sleep and with that comes a pure set of sleep disruptors,” provides Velilla. “People who co-sleep can search for options that decrease these disruptions, from options that deal with movement switch to keep away from middle-of-the-night wake ups to cooling expertise that turns into that rather more important when sharing a mattress.”

Survey methodology:

This random double-opt-in survey of 2,000 Individuals who stay with their associate was commissioned by Serta Simmons Bedding between Feb. 16 and Feb. 20, 2023. It was carried out by market analysis firm OnePoll, whose group members are members of the Market Analysis Society and have company membership to the American Affiliation for Public Opinion Analysis (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Advertising Analysis (ESOMAR).