Have you ever gone through spurts when you felt like you and your partner just could not stop arguing? Your arguments would be over really little things and could blow up into days long fights. If the reason for this incessant interpersonal conflict seems unclear, the root of your problem may be the amount of sleep that you're not getting. Read more to find out how sleep deprivation can lead to interpersonal conflict.
Are you a night owl and your spouse is an early bird? Or, perhaps, are you the early bird and your significant other falls asleep as the sun is rising?
Many couples face the struggle of going to bed and waking at different times. In some cases, bed partners' agendas only differ by minutes. In more extreme situations, couples' waking and sleeping patterns may be completely flip-flopped.
Roughly 70% of adults living in the United States report that they share a bed with another person. Of that 70%, about 25% rise early while another 25% tend to sleep in. (The other 50% fall somewhere in between.) As these statistics show, a large number of individuals who bed share experience differences in sleep routines.