An Outrageous Number Of People Don’t Want To Sleep With Their Significant Other

Jena Greene | Reporter

A recent study finds couples aren’t exactly keen on sharing the same bed.

According to a survey carried out by Slumber Cloud, almost half of American couples (46 percent) want to kick their significant other out of bed at night.

The New York Post reported the following:

A new study of 2,000 Americans who live with their partner found that things aren’t always sunshine and rainbows in the bedroom when it comes to sleeping harmoniously.

When asked whether they prefer to sleep in a separate bed, nearly half of those polled admitted they would rather sleep alone at least some of the time.

In fact, one in five people (19 percent) who are coupled up name their partner as the biggest thing interrupting their sleep every night.

Well, it looks like I might have to edit my thoughts on modern American marriages after this study.

I’ve long said that a lot of the reason people get divorced nowadays is because of the mistakes they make during their waking hours, but this new data might suggest otherwise.

Could it be that poor sleeping habits — not infantile millennials putting off commitment as long as possible then freaking out about their fertility clocks and haphazardly rushing into an ill-fated marriage — is the cause for so many unhappy relationships? Perhaps! The science sure is compelling!

In all seriousness, I can understand couples not wanting to share little more than 6 square feet with a hot, snoring body for 8 hours a night. Humans didn’t evolve that way. We were intended to have wide open spaces, to roam the world with wild abandon and spread out as far as the eye could see. It’s just not natural to come back from a long day of conquering/riding a desk at a dead-end accounting job and cramp your body up next to somebody else. Nesting is for birds, not people.

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