Couples Sleeping Positions
It’s hard enough getting a good night’s sleep on your own, let alone when you snooze with a partner who hogs the sheets. Snoring can throw off your sleep schedule while arguing over the temperature can leave your bedroom colder than the arctic tundra (in more ways than one). For deep sleep that will leave you and your partner feeling rested and ready, try these restorative sleep tips and tricks.
1. Find Your Favorite Position
Cuddling is great for intimacy but it’s not always the best for sleep, especially on a sweaty summer’s night. To avoid overcrowding your partner try one of these spacious snuggle positions.
- Hand-to-hand: this position is ideal for back sleepers. Lie down side-by-side with a pillow or bolster supporting your lower back then allow your hands to float to the side to meet one another. Sometimes a warm touch is all you need.
- The breezy spoon: the snuggle you crave, without the heat. Start by assuming the big spoon position, only this time place a bolster in between your legs. This will release any pressure on your back while creating space between you and your partner. Then gently float your arm over your partner for a light cuddle. This position works whether they sleep on their back stomach or side.
- Cheek-to-cheek: and we’re not talking about the face. If you’re in the mood for space but still want to feel a warm body next to yours simply roll over so each of you are facing either edge of the bed. Then snuggle up so your back and bums touch.
2. Sleep Like a Scandinavian
Sharing is caring, but not when it comes to sleep. Having a partner that hogs that sheets can be super disruptive, especially if you sleep in the nude. For full coverage all night long try sleeping like a Scandinavian with dual comforters. You’ll get the intimacy you love, minus the fight over sheets.
3. Sleep Supported
Whether you sleep on your stomach or side adding a little extra support to your sleep setup can do wonders for pressure relief. If you sleep on your side try using a body bolster or pillow to prop you up for maximum relief. Cushions can add a cuddly feel to your sleep setup without overcrowding your partner.
4. Make Space
There’s nothing worse than waking up scrunched up on the side of the bed while your partner lies starfished in the middle. If you or your significant other like to sprawl while you sleep you might want to consider a bigger mattress. If you have the space you can even go all out and splurge on a California King. Your partner, and your dog will thank you.
5. Keep the Noise to Yourself
Some people like falling asleep to podcasts while others prefer total silence. If you need white noise to help you doze off try investing in some comfortable headphones so that you don’t disrupt your partner’s sleep schedule.
6. Sleep Smart
The best way to know if you’re getting a good night’s sleep is to measure it for real. Sleeptracker Monitors that live under your mattress can keep track of both you are your partner’s sleep habits while offering individualized tips for a better rest. You can even compare scores to find out who’s to blame for disruptive night’s.
7. Forget the Alarm
Not only can using an alarm be disruptive to your sleep cycle, but it can also wreak havoc on your partner’s sleep schedule. Try going to bed at the same time each night and you will be surprised how easy it is to wake up on time, naturally. If you still need an alarm, make sure you choose a soothing sound and avoid the snooze button so that your partner doesn’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
8. Find Your Sweet Spot
The way you set up your bedroom affects the way you sleep, and having the right mattress makes all the difference. For the best night’s sleep for both you and your partner, look for a bed that delivers both full body support and motion isolation. For deep, restorative sleep make sure to keep your bedroom cool, dark and breezy. With the right sleep system you can sleep better, together.