Men Sleep Better Beside A Partner. Women Not So Much

By Linda Carroll

Lori Taylor would love to sleep next to her husband — if his snoring and thrashing weren’t guaranteed to keep her awake all night.

Still, the 48-year-old New York City teacher has mixed feelings about choosing to sleep in separate beds.

“There’s something nice about the warmth of a human body next to you, even if you’re not sleeping as well,” says Taylor, who has slept apart from her husband off and on for the last five of her 11-year marriage. “When you’re in bed together you’re in a little private space on your own time. Cuddling up on the couch with the phone ringing isn’t the same.”

Tango’s Take

Note to guys: be less molest-y in your sleep. Or, possibly snore less. Or, eat less gassy foods. Make sure to evacuate your bladder before bed. Allowing her to sleep the other 7 hours and 59 minutes is the only chance that she'll go for a little late night quickie.
Is this an excuse for guys to hop in the sack and then hit the road? “Hey babe, you need your beauty rest, so I’m outta heeeeeeeere.” If watching Friends has taught us anything, it’s that women are more prone to like cuddling and guys need a little space. We will never believe another word out of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, or Joey’s mouths. This is an interesting read. Is there any difference for gay couples? Or how throwing live animals into the mix would affect things? Check out an old Dish on separate bedrooms.

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