03/26/2014 08:24 am ET Updated Apr 24, 2015

7 Things You Should Never Do In Bed (And 2 You Definitely Should)

It might be the cardinal rule of good sleep hygiene: The bed is for sleep and sex only.

There's still much we don't know about the science of sleep, but experts are resoundingly supportive of these two s-words. (Some even have their own riffs on the adage, like this gem from Dr. M. Safwan Badr, M.D., president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "I say the bed is for two things that begin with the letter S, and struggling and suffering are not among them.")

The idea has become so widely-spread that now even Lauren Conrad knows it to be true. She told Allure magazine that she's trying to get over her habit of doing work from her bed, and wanted her bedroom to be very calm. "Your bed is for sleep and sex," she said. Bingo!

Still, many of us are guilty of engaging in a whole host of other activities in the bedroom -- and we don't mean that in a "what you do behind closed doors is up to you" kind of way. Here are a few things you should never do in bed and why you'll want to quit it.

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