Even the best relationships suffer from the battleground known as the bedroom. It’s a place where everything that should go right doesn’t. One person might prefer the temperature set at a lower temp, effectively freezing their partner. Or one partner prefers to have almost no blankets and winds up piling them up on their partner. That person gets boiling hot as a result! Other issues, such as ambient noise and low lighting, also cause partners to quarrel in the bedroom. Following are some tips to prevent loving partners from sleeping in different bedrooms just to save their relationship.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
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One of the issues with cooling and heating the home is the fact that older styles of thermostats are “on demand.” That is, the moment the home cools down to a certain temperature, the HVAC turns off until the internal temperature goes below a set point. It is possible to turn the thermostat to a lower temperature at night, but again, the same problem of “one temperature fits all” persists. This makes it difficult to keep the room temperature stable enough to keep both people comfortable.
A programmable thermostat can alter the temperature throughout the night so it meets both partners’ needs. It is much easier to fine-tune the temperature to reflect who needs what at any given time. That way, the room will not get too cold or too hot for either person.
Turn Down the Lights
Not everyone falls asleep at the same time as their partner. Some people may also find themselves unable to sleep and need entertainment of some kind. A book would be the perfect solution if it did not require a light, and e-readers throw off a lot of light on their own. It is a little rude to turn on a light when someone is trying to sleep, but do not give up entirely on the idea!
You can find a solution by putting the light at a level that will not shine onto your partner. This can mean using a gooseneck lamp that directs the light in a more focused way or turning an e-reader on night mode. Or, if your partner is agreeable, ask if they would wear an eye mask to block out the light. A clip-on book light may also work.
This is, by far, the most effective way to carve out a solution to the bedroom problem. Partners need to take a stand on their comfort level and find a way to meet in the middle. It eliminates stress in the relationship when both parties come to an agreement of how the other sleeps. No two people will ever be truly harmonious sleeping with one another, but discussion goes a long way toward eliminating arguments.
These are some of the ways two people can find comfort in the bedroom. It is easy for some but difficult for others. However, because sleep is so important, it is worth making the effort to find a solution to any comfort problems