Is it bet­ter to sleep apart?

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Yes

My hus­band has been suf­fer­ing from in­som­nia for sev­eral years. Our de­ci­sion to have sep­a­rate bed­rooms is very suc­cess­ful. Good qual­ity sleep is very im­por­tant and the close­ness of our re­la­tion­ship has not been af­fected. Ann Martin, Middx

Yes

My part­ner wakes at 4.30am to go to work, but as soon as his head touches the pil­low at 10pm, he snores. He will not have a win­dow open so I strug­gled to sleep with the snores and the heat, plus I like to read be­fore go­ing to sleep. I even­tu­ally de­cided to sleep in my son’s va­cant room. The bliss of no snores, no sweat­ing and no be­ing dis­turbed at 4.30am. Bring on sleep­ing sep­a­rately. Mrs C Tasker, Kent

No

We have a king-size bed but sep­a­rate du­vets. Mine is a five-tog sin­gle, my hus­band’s a dou­ble 15-tog (he’d have a 30-tog if I let him). When we set­tle down at night to sleep, I tuck him in his du­vet and I snug­gle down in mine. No need for sep­a­rate rooms or sep­a­rate beds, prob­lem solved. Mary Tomblin, by email

No

I met my part­ner 14 years ago and the only time we’ve slept apart was when he didn’t live with me. Nei­ther of us can un­der­stand why you would want to sleep apart, if the re­la­tion­ship is strong. We’re on this planet for such a short time – surely some in­con­ve­nience and tol­er­ance of each other makes life worth liv­ing with the per­son you love? Linda Joseph, by email

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