The tribulations and benefits of sharing a bed


Guests: David Randall and Wendy Troxel

Does your partner’s snoring keep you awake? Does one of you watch late-night TV while the other prefers to turn out the lights by 10? Does your bedmate like the window open even though you need to pile on the quilts to stay warm? It’s a matter of fact that we each have our own sleep habits and oftentimes sharing our sleeping space can really get in the way. So is it selfish to want to sleep alone without the warmth and companionship of your loved one or are separate beds, and even bedrooms, an indication of a relationship in turmoil? Today on Radio Times it’s the trials, tribulations and benefits of sharing your bed with someone else. Joining us to talk about it are writer DAVID RANDALL, author of Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep and sleep researcher WENDY TROXEL.

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