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Bed Sharing

It's Okay To Sleep Apart

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

hey want desperately to get a better night's sleep. And they think things would be much better if they slept apart from their partners. But they are also afraid of what sleeping apart might cost them. So they keep on sharing a bed, hoping that tonight will be much better. But usually it is not.

Watch These 3 Couples Get Super Candid About Bedtime

Brittany Nims | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Bedroom quirks: every couple has them. (No, not that kind!) She hogs the covers; he snores like a freight train; you both prefer to take cuddling off ...

When One Bed Partner Is Trying To Read And The Other Is Trying To Sleep

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

In some couples I interviewed for my Two in a Bed book, both partners often read in their shared bed before going to sleep. But it was more common for only one partner to read in bed before falling asleep, and in that there could be problems.

Sleeping With Someone Who Grits Or Grinds His Or Her Teeth During The Night

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Sleeping with someone who bruxes can make it hard to sleep. What can a person do who can't fall asleep or can't stay asleep because of a partner's grinding or gritting teeth?

Sharp Toe Nails, Rough Whiskers, Heavy Legs And Other Physical Conditions That Can Block Snuggling In Bed

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

So despite the ideal many people have of snuggling happily in bed at night, there are some people who would rather not snuggle or who have to be very careful about snuggling because of something physical about their partner.

Bed Time Prayer And Couples Who Sleep Together

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Many people who share a bed pray at bed time. Some do it privately and often silently; it's a relationship between them and God. Some pray together ...

Dogs And The Couple's Bed

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Almost everyone I interviewed who slept with a dog or dogs smiled, laughed, or chuckled about it. They enjoyed, were amused by, liked, or otherwise felt positive about their doggy sleeping companions. And some also felt safer sleeping with a dog.

Should We Sleep Together Or Apart When One of Us Has A Cold Or The Flu?

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

The couples I interviewed for my book, Two in a Bed, offered reasons for sleeping together and also reasons to sleep apart when one of the partners has the flu or a cold. I'm not a physician and don't have medical advice to offer you, but I can tell you what the people I interviewed said.

Who Sleeps on Which Side of the Bed?

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Couples who share a bed almost always have a system for how they share the bed. That makes sleeping together easier and more efficient. With things so well organized they don't have to spend time discussing how to use the bed tonight.

When a Morning Person and a Night Person Sleep Together

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

At night the morning person may want to go to bed early and not be in the mood for conversation. Whereas the night person may be eager to stay up late and eager for conversation. In the morning, the morning person's being awake, busy around the house, and being cheerful may annoy the night person, who either wants to sleep later or is awake but wants peace and quiet.

Injuries and the Couple's Bed

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Backs, shoulders, necks, ankles, feet, wrists, or knees were damaged. Bones were broken. Such injuries are often terrible for the person who is injured. They are also often terrible for the person's bed-sharing partner and the couple's bed-sharing relationship.

Anger and the Couple's Bed

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

There will be nights for almost any couple who share a bed when it is bedtime and they are angry with each other. What can they do when the issue doesn't seem resolvable at the moment, especially since they are tired and need their sleep?

Partner Differences in Preferred Sleeping Temperature

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

The bottom line is that for couples with real differences in temperature preference, there is problem solving to do. It may be challenging to get things right, but many couples eventually find fixes that work well for both partners.

A New Factor To Consider Before Bed-Sharing With Your Baby

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents

A new study gives parents another factor to consider when deciding whether to bed-share. The findings, recently published in the Journal of Developmen...

Catherine Pearson

New Study Calls Bed-Sharing 'Extremely Risky' For Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents

A new study analyzing the factors linked to sleep-related deaths suggests that bed-sharing is the greatest risk for babies ages 4 months and younger, ...

STUDY: Bed-Sharing Makes Breastfeeding Easier, But Could Still Raise SIDS Risk

Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:07pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breastfee...

How Breastfeeding And Co-Sleeping With Baby Affects Mom's Welfare

Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/05/2012 08:35 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily The decisions whether to breastfeed ...

Catherine Pearson

What Co-Sleeping Does To Dads' Hormones

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Parents

Moms aren't the only ones whose bodies change in response to their babies. A new study found that dads who share a bed with their children undergo a d...

What Really Makes A Mom Great

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 09.29.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

As a community of parents, let's agree on one thing: we do not need to reinvent the child-caring wheel with each new baby. We are all doing the best we can for our children and our families.

Catherine Pearson

New Details Emerge About Co-Sleeping Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents

Researchers have new information about the possible health risks of infant co-sleeping, finding that it can increase the number of times the babies' o...

In The Family Bed, More Pets Than Babies?

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

Is it possible that Americans are emotionally better in tune with their pets than their babies?

Is Sharing A Family Bed A Good Idea?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents

Co-sleeping, or sharing a family bed, is common in other cultures, but highly controversial in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics s...