How to get better sleep for couples with different schedules

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How to get better sleep for couples with different schedules

When you enter a close relationship with your partner, you probably envision a well-synced life. You know, that idyllic life which involves you both leaving out together in the morning for work and returning to greet each other in the evening, followed by a night of peaceful slumber tomorrow. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always meet our expectations, and many couples are forced to face the reality of conflicting sleep patterns.

A number of things can interrupt the flow of an en sync couple existence. Life issues such as caring for a newborn, or work engagements can throw off the flow of your shared life. This has a spinoff effect on your sleep habits as it often results in one partner being unable to sleep at the same time as the other. People who work on shifts, for example often find themselves out of sync with their partners’ sleep cycles.

Making Adjustments  to Cope With Different Sleep Schedules

Sharing a bedroom while living on different schedules can be pretty tricky. But couples around the world have found solutions that work for them.  Among those solutions are compensation practices and bedroom adjustments. Some couples compensate for the time spent apart in the night by establishing a time when both lie in bed to share some ‘pillow talk’ and cuddle before separating. Others opt for separate beds to minimize the inconvenience of one partner getting into bed and disturbing the sleep pattern of the other.

How Your Mattress Can Help

A good quality mattress goes a long way in ensuring that you enjoy good quality sleep despite having a schedule that conflicts with that of your significant other.  For many people, the absence of a significant other from the bedroom has a negative impact on the quality of sleep enjoyed. But with the right mattress, this negative impact can be reduced or eliminated.

If the differing sleep schedules result in one partner getting into bed while the other is midway through slumber a mattress that minimizes disturbance is best. Hybrid and memory foam mattresses allow one partner to get into bed without causing movement or bounce on the remainder of the bed.  Memory foam mattresses, inspired by NASA technology have been helping millions of couples enjoy sleep together despite their differing nocturnal habits. The viscoelastic structure, coupled with the embedded heat response technology allows one section of a memory foam mattresses to respond to movement without impacting the remainder of the bed.

Hybrid mattresses with motion reduction springs are also great for this. A good quality hybrid mattress will have mini coils or pocketed coils that help to contain the impact of movement on the bed.  The coils are designed to move independently, as against as a unit like what obtains with traditional mattresses.

Another important factor when it comes to the mattress being suitable for couples with different sleep schedules is comfort. A mattress that offers optimum comfort can help to take your mind off the loneliness felt when you have to sleep without your partner.

When a couple endures staggered sleep times and differing sleep habits their time together in the bedroom can become unpleasant or, at the very least, uncomfortable. The right mattress can help to eliminate this discomfort.