Sharing a bed with your partner can be intimate, comforting, and sometimes annoying. Chances are, your circadian rhythms are at least a little out of sync. One partner wants to crash around 10:00 p.m., and the other wants to binge Netflix until midnight. It's enough to make you opt for separate beds. Fortunately, there are some bedtime routines for couples that actually work. Soon you and your SO may consider bedtime your favorite part of the day.
There are plenty of reasons you and your partner may find bedtime stressful, because plenty of people struggle with getting adequate shut-eye. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 50 to 70 million adults in the United States have trouble sleeping or staying awake during the day. The odds are high that you and/or your significant other would benefit from a better night's sleep.
Fortunately, you and your partner can work together to strengthen your bond and improve your sleep hygiene at the same time. By following some (or even all) of these tips, you can make sure your and your significant other make time to connect and destress at the end of a long day. After all, few things feel nicer than getting a full night's rest beside your partner.