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Sleeping Together

Fri, Oct 9, 2009

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 Let’ start with several meanings of Sleeping Together:

  1. Sexual relations:        Definition: having sex
    • Synonyms:  carnal knowledge, cohabitation, coitus, copulation, intercourse, intimacy, lovemaking, marital relations, mating, nookie, relations, screwing, sexual intercourse, sexual union, sleeping together, sleeping with.
  2. Copulate:                        Definition: have sexual relations
    • Synonyms:       be carnal, bed, breed, cohabit, conjugate, couple, do it, fool around, fornicate, go all the way, go to bed, have coition, have relations, have sex, lay*, lie with, make it, make love, make out, mate, sleep together, sleep with, unite
  3. Make love:                     have sex
    • Synonyms:      be intimate, breed, copulate, fool around, fornicate, fuck, go all the way, go to bed with, have sexual intercourse, have sexual relations, lay, make out, mate, procreate, screw, sleep together     

Is it good or bad sleeping together?

 Dr. Beth Malow, a sleep specialist from the University of Michigan, says that married couples spend almost one-third of their lives sleeping together. She encourages married couples to cuddle. Many marriage experts believe that peaceful sleeping together can keep a marriage healthy.

Why people share a bed with a bed-partner?

Why do people share a bed with a bed partner if they would sleep better along? The answer is obveous: you might not get the best night sleep, however, you find considerable comfort and emotional intimacy in sleeping together.

 Is Sleeping Solo better than Sleeping Together? 

In addition to Sleeping Solo  article on this site, there is a nation-wide statistic we need to analyze:

  • According to a 2001 survey by the National Sleep Foundation, more than 10% married Americans sleep alone.
  • 47% say they are sleeping less today than five years ago
  • 77% single adults are more likely to have a sleep problem than 69% married adults might
  • There are more sleep problems in families with children. Married people with children average less sleep during the week than those without children:
    • 6.7 hours vs. 7.2 hours per night:
    • 7.1 hours per night for single people without children
    • More than one in ten married adults (12%) with children reports typically sleeping with children
    • 81%of those adults reports a sleep problem

How to identify possible sleep problems?

Situations listed below show sleep problems for couples who sleep together:

  • The size of the bed
  • Temperature of the bedroom
  • To cuddle or not to cuddle
  • The firmness of the bed
  • Differing sleep positions
  • Sheet textures, blankets, and pillows
  • Side of the bed
  • Alarm clocks
  • Snoring
  • Sleep talking
  • Sleep walking
  • Nightmares
  • Breathing sounds
  • Awakening during the night
  • Open or closed window
  • Sleeping with children or pets
  • Amount of pillows
  • Number of blankets
  • Spousal arousal syndrome
  • Bed-time
  • Getting up in the morning
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Parasomnias 

 Watch Video: sleeping together? 

These are my dog and cat. They are friends and even sleep together (but only when it’s cold)!

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