15 Married People Who Sleep Separately For Good Reason

Jordan Claes
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With marriage comes a whole new world of possibility. It brings people closer together, unites their souls as one, and marks the beginning of a new exciting chapter in both partners' lives. However, it's not always a bed of roses, as any married person will gladly tell you.

Mainly, because you forever surrender your right to sleep alone — at least you used to. But now, more and more married couples are opting for their own bedroom and as it turns out, there are a lot of good reasons to do so.

Because their partner is disgusting.

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Redditor rafter613 says that the main reason why they and their partner opt for separate rooms is so that they don't disturb the other with their "disgusting" bedroom habits. That, and they don't have to go to bed at the same time.

Because sleep deprivation could cause bodily harm at work.

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Reddit user Mulberries21 says that her husband works a dangerous job, and could have a potentially fatal accident if he doesn't get enough sleep. Therefore, whenever he's "on shift" he sleeps downstairs.

Happier than a pig in slop.

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"Separate beds are a simple necessity for us. The fringe benefit here is that we each have our own personal, inviolate space in the house where we can each just hole up and be a pig in slop to whatever degree we prefer without bothering anyone else." - Reddit u/Not_Han_Solo

Space to yourself is so much better.

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This Reddit user, who goes by the handle shoxford, says that she and her husband both love sprawling out over the entire bed. Also, when you're asleep — you're unconscious. So why is it such a big deal?

For the physical safety of everyone in the bed.

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"My SO and I spent a major part of our relationship long-distance. I was used to having a king size[sic] bed all to myself. The adjusting period when we first moved in together could have been better if we had two separate beds. I've been known to practice martial arts in my sleep and I still steal the doona all the time." - Reddit u/WildGirlofBorneo

You get to add your own flair to the room.

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Reddit user flyaninnocentlife says that the best part about sleeping in different rooms is that each partner gets to decorate it however they like. According to their post, separate rooms saved their relationship.

RLS ain't nothin' to [expletive] with.

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Redditor faerie03 explains that she sleeps in a separate bed due to the fact that she has RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). On top of that, she's a night owl and her husband prefers to go to bed earlier than she does.

It's just not meant to be.

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This Redditor who goes by the handle Ellemmen says that she and her husband are both insomniacs. On top of that, one of them snores loudly while the other one is an avid sleep talker.

It's nice to have the option to sleep alone.

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Reddit user SalamandrAttackForce makes a good point by stating that just because couples have separate bedrooms, doesn't mean that they need to sleep alone every night. But for those moments when you do, it's nice to know that it's there.

Because otherwise, they'd kill each other.

Michael Scott saying "I'll kill you."

"Girlfriend’s parents do this. They both snore and do it to get away from each other’s snoring. I didn’t think it was that bad until they talked about having to sleep in the same bed during their trip in Europe. They were at each other’s throats because if one fell asleep, the other couldn’t." - Reddit u/OverthinkingMachine

Try taking things to a whole other level.

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If you thought separate beds was a stretch, Reddit user kthrynnnn says that their grandparents used to live in different sections of the house! His grandpa built his own apartment on the second floor, and the two of them would only eat meals together.

It was an inevitable choice.

Sully from 'Monster's Inc.'

According to Redditor pineapplesarepeoplet, she's an absolute terror to sleep with in every conceivable way. She says that she just wound up getting tired of waking up to an empty bed and decided to invest in a twin mattress for the other room.

It just makes more sense that way.

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Reddit user LinuxIsTheBest_G says that she and her husband still sleep in the same room but in different beds. They started off small, but nowadays each of them has their own Queen-size bed. Neither can imagine sleeping any other way.

The floor is a better choice.

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It sounds hard to believe but Reddit user Ellie666 says that she prefers to sleep on the hard floor than in the bed with her husband. She says that she finds mattresses to be too soft and that the floor is better for her back.

Because the sound of their partner drives them insane.

'Anchorman' "Loud Noises!"

"Misophonia. Real thing. It bothered me as a kid. But I really noticed noises when I came back from overseas. Hypersensitive now. I am actually surprised Misophonia has not ended up being a reason for a percentage of violent crimes and disorders." - Reddit u/castingcoucher123

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