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Old 01-29-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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Two things I do for my sweetie...

I did get a CPAP machine this year that helps me sleep better but also cuts out the snoring problem.

The second... I do watch TV (ID Channel) to fall asleep but set the TV timer to go off every night at a decent hour.

I like waking up to a nice warm, soft body next to me.
That's what the cats are for! 😉

We both have tinnitus, so we like to have the tv on for ease of going to sleep. The timer gets lots of use.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:58 AM
 
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Thanks. I think I stopped caring about halfway through this thread.
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Do whatever works for you.

One advantage of an empty nest is having several empty bedrooms. Use them.

If you have different sleeping hours or different preferences for types of mattress or one of you snores or prefers to sleep next to the dogs, who cares?

I'll bet you wanted your own room when you were a kid. Now's your chance!
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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Surveys of people reporting sleep quality indicate that people who sleep alone sleep better.

Definitely true for me. Throw in one or both partners snoring or having different natural hours of activity, and it is a prescription for separate bedrooms. And why not. It's YOUR house, not guests' or relatives' or nosy snoopers'.

You might be surprised at how many couples do sleep separately, and it doesn't necessarily mean the relationship is dead.
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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One of the best things my mom did was move into double bed in an empty bedroom. Dad's snoring would shake the walls.

Be good to yourself and get some sleep and peace.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:53 AM
 
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If our bedroom could accomadate (sp) something larger than a full sized bed, I'd be more than happy!! Nothing worse than a snoring hubby turned my way. Thank goodness for queen sized pillows to not only drown out his snoring..but mine also!!
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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If they ask, tell them your beds are just places to sleep. The kitchen table are where you have sex on weekdays, and the couch is for the weekend sex.


Guaranteed they'll never ask you again!
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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Hey! The thread has revived!
Allow me to update:
We now sleep in separate beds, in separate rooms, in separate houses, in different states on different coasts.
But all is not lost! We're still in the same country! (That job in Guam didn't pan out.)
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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Thanks for the update; interesting thread. :-)

We discovered early on that separate bedrooms were a must, because of totally incompatible sleeping habits. That was well before the offspring came, and thus having Mom's Room and Dad's Room was simply normal.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:35 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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We've been in separate beds for years. The dogs sleep with me - husband is semi-allergic. AND, he snores like a freight train and keeps later hours than I can handle. We're all good with that.

What bugs me now is that I recently broke my ankle - and my old queen bed wasn't supporting my back well enough so we bought a new king size bed for me.

NO MATTER how much real estate I have on that bed - my dogs push me to sleeping on the edge.
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