Separate Beds Could Help Marriages

Separate bedrooms, it is a new trend among couples who want to make sure they get the sleep they need.

But is it the best way to keep your marriage together?

The answer may surprise you!

Dr. Joanne Getsy, Sleep Specialist says, "It just becomes a matter of convenience. Maybe somebody snores and the other one can not sleep or they have different schedules, and it really is happening."

Dr. Getsy runs the Drexel Sleep Center.

She says separate bedrooms prove how truly sleep deprived we have become.

Couples need to be clear about why they are sawing logs, separately.

Dr. Getsy also said, "It is very important to set aside time for intimacy because that is what you are married for."

Sleeping apart is becoming such a trend, houses are even being built to accommodate couples who want to live that way.

In this model home, there is this beautiful master suite here, and just up the stairs, there is another master bedroom suite.

It is not an In-Law Suite, but it is called dual master suites.

Kris Heuges, Home Builder says, "They serve a very practical lifestyle purpose for many couples today and besides love is only ever a staircase away."

If separate does not equal true love in your house, there are ways to stay together.

Some couples push twin beds together so you don not feel the other person move.

Dr. Getsy says, "It is the best of both worlds. They can have their own bed and be together at the same time."

While the bed separation is not for everyone, experts say often couples who sleep in separate bedrooms have seen an improvement in their marriage.

Meanwhile, a recent home builder's survey predicts 60% of custom homes will have two master bedrooms by 2015.

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