How Many Couples Sleep Separately?

It is estimated that one out of every four American couples sleep separately. The reasons for couples sleeping separately include one partner having a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, differing sleep schedules or even different preferences regarding television watching or technology usage in the bedroom. The trend of couples sleeping separately is projected to increase, and some experts predict that 60% of custom homes will soon be made with dual master bedrooms.

More about sleep habits:

  • More than 20% of Americans report sleeping with a pet, which is double the percentage of Canadians and the highest of any country surveyed.

  • Mexico is the country where people are most likely to watch television during the hour before bed, at about 80% of people. Japan has the highest rate of using laptops or other technology before bed, at about 65%.

  • Nearly half of all Americans say that they snore.
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