A recent study has found one in ten couples sleep in separate beds for a better night's sleep and an improved sex life.
The relationship practices of 1,192 people were explored by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, and 19 per cent revealed they slept alone to keep their amorous fire alive.
Snoring (24 per cent) and better sleep (23 per cent) were the main reasons couples slept apart, but increased sex drive was the reason that raised the researchers' eyebrows.
"It is quite surprising to see that a tenth of the people we asked regularly sleep in separate beds even though they live together," said Mark Pearson, who conducted the research.
"Every relationship is different and works in a way that is best for them," Pearson said. "If sleeping in separate beds helps improve the sex life between couples then why not?"
Sure, it sounds great in theory, but telling your better half you'd like to give her one, then swiftly boot her into the other room isn't exactly a move pulled from Romance 101.
A pursuit of better sleep is encouraged, although our advice at NZ MEN is to examine all options very closely before suggesting your partner leave the room. She may just leave it permanently.
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