Top 5 Tips for How to Sleep Better with Your Romantic Partner

Chances are you love everything about your partner, right?

Well, maybe except for the way they hog the blanket or snore so loud you can’t fall asleep. But what if we told you there were some quick fixes for getting better sleep every night of the year while sharing a bed?

We’re going to go over the top 5 complaints partners have about co-sleeping with their significant other and show you how to solve the most common couples sleep issues to give you both a happier sleep experience!

Co-Sleep Problem #1: The Jimmy Legs

If you’re a fan of Seinfeld, you know all about the frustration of dealing with the Jimmy Legs. You’re just about to fall asleep when your partner jerks a leg and jars you awake.

How to Fix It:

You need to make sure you both have enough room to stretch out at night. That might mean upgrading your mattress to a larger size. Believe it or not, sharing a Full mattress only gives each of you about the same sleeping room as an infant gets in a crib. Yikes!

Co-Sleep Problem #2: The Lumberjack

Your partner saws so many logs at night, you feel like you need military-grade ear protection to block out his snores.

How to Fix It:

If you’re having to kick your partner out of bed due to snoring, your first concern should be for their health. That’s because heavy snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea or even heart disease.

Have your partner see their doctor and get checked out. If they get a clean bill of health, you might want to try anti-snoring nasal strips or oral sprays. There are also elevated pillows that will help put an end to your lumberjack’s reign of nightly noise.

Co-Sleep Problem #3: Tossing and Turning

Does it feel like you’re sleeping next to a gymnast learning a new tumbling routine? Your partner is a tosser and turner that needs some help.

How to Fix It:

If your partner has a sleep disturbance that keeps them from getting (and staying) settled, your lumpy mattress could be to blame. Think about the last time you got a new mattress. If you can’t remember, it’s time to move on up to more serious comfort with gel-infused memory foam. You’ll thank us later, we promise!

Co-Sleep Problem #4: All Tangled Up

Your partner is a cuddling machine but you prefer not getting enmeshed in limbs while you’re trying to drift off to Dreamland.

How to Fix It:

It’s time for one of the cornerstones of any good relationship. We’re talking about good old-fashioned compromise. Spend some time cuddled up before calling it a night and moving over to your own side of the mattress. You’ll feel closer as a couple and still get the sound sleep that you need to thrive.

Co-Sleep Problem #5: Some Like It Hot

You like keeping a cool head while trying to fall asleep each night. But your partner prefers toastier temps.

How to Fix It:

Most sleep experts recommend a temperature of 65-68 degrees Fahrenheit for restful nights. But not everyone feels comfortable when it’s that chilly in the bedroom. If you’re having battles over the thermostat with your partner, you can stay cool at night by sticking with a light sheet on your side. Or surprise your partner with an electric blanket for cozier nights.

What Are the Best Sleep Positions for Couples?

Now that you know how to address sleep issues with your partner, you might want to check out more co-sleeping tips for couples. Or find out what your sleep position says about your relationship.

Here’s hoping that your nights are full of sweet dreams from here on out!