What is a “bedtime divorce” and is it good for marriage25.07.2022
Let’s remember another case? What if you are an owl, while your half is an incorrigible lark, and vice versa. While one of you will get up for work, simultaneously awakening the whole house from sleep, the other will face attacks of aggression and the desire to throw something heavy at your partner. During the waking hours, both will experience guilt and resentment, which is actually common among sleep deprived people.
A 2013 study by the University of California, Berkeley found that one partner’s restless night triggered by the other’s anxiety can lead to relationship conflict the very next day. Another experiment confirmed that sleep problems and relationship problems usually occur at the same time. It is precisely such cases that will help to avoid “divorce at the time of sleep.”
The reality is that your sleep cycle is biologically programmed. It is incredibly difficult, and generally unnatural, to change the built-in sleep rhythm in order to satisfy another, albeit the closest person.