How to sleep with a partner

How to sleep with your partner

Sleeping with a partner can be one of the most comforting and intimate experiences, however it can come with its own set of challenges. Whether you have different sleep schedules, bed preferences, or nocturnal habits, finding a harmonious way to share a bed can make a huge difference to your relationship and overall well-being. To help you out, here are a few tips and tricks to help you and your partner enjoy a restful night’s sleep together. 


  1. Mind the temperature

    Body temperature plays a crucial role in sleep quality. Some people feel the heat more, whilst others get cold at night. Find a middle ground by layering your bedding. Use lightweight, breathable sheets and have extra blankets available for those who might need it. You can also place a fan next to the person who gets hotter.

  2. Manage different sleep schedules

    If you and your partner have different sleep schedules, perhaps because of work, it can be challenging to maintain a consistent sleep routine. Try to overlap your sleep time by at least an hour, this way you still get some shared time in bed, which can be comforting. To avoid waking up the other person, earplugs and eye masks can be helpful for blocking out noise and light. 

  3. Limit screen time

    Blue light from screens can interfere with the production of melatonin, the sleep inducing hormone. Establish a no-screen policy at least an hour before bedtime, and engage in calming activities instead such as mediation with Morphée or talking to each other. This will help to settle your mind, and will help you fall asleep faster and deeper.

  4. Respect each other’s sleep positions

    It’s important to respect each other’s preferred position and find a happy medium. If one of you likes to star-fish across the bed, whilst the other prefers to lie on the side, you could build a barrier with a few pillows so you have your own space. Alternatively, buying a bigger bed can also help with personal space.

  5. Communicate

    Communication is key to any successful relationship. If you have just started living together, or you have a new-born, you might be adjusting to a new chapter of your relationship. To avoid restless nights, talk to each other about what is and isn’t working so you can come to a resolution. 

  6. Create a pre-sleep routine

    Establishing a pre-sleep routine can help signal to both your bodies that it’s time to wind down. This routine could include activities like reading, meditating with your Morphée device, or light stretching. Consistency in this routine can help synchronise your sleep patterns over time, making it easier to fall asleep together.

Sharing a bed with your partner doesn’t have to be a nightly struggle. With the right strategies and a willingness to adapt, you can create a sleep environment that meets both your needs. Sweet dreams from the Morphée team!

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