10 Reasons It’s Better to Sleep Alone

When it comes to crawling into bed at night, most people prefer to have someone to sleep beside. Your bed feels empty when your boyfriend is away and it’s lonely when you’re single. But there’s more to sharing your bed than warm feet and cuddles. How many times have you called in sick at work because you had a sleepover with your new man and woke up feeling less than rested? How often have you complained to your girlfriends about your man’s annoying habits at night that kept you up? Let’s face it – sometimes it’s just better to sleep alone.

  1. No one wakes you up for sex. Picture this: It’s 3am, you’re in the deepest sleep and having the sweetest dreams. And then you feel it. Something hard poking you from behind. Yup, your man is awake, he’s awfully touchy, and you know what he wants. Not only are you exhausted, but you know it’s going to take you forever to fall back asleep. You’re not always in the mood. And sometimes, you just want to sleep.
  2. Hear that blissful quiet? That’s the absence of snoring. Okay, so maybe you snore, but that won’t keep you up at night. You won’t need to throw a pillow in anyone’s face or smack anyone on the arm. You’re sleeping in silence tonight.
  3. You won’t wake up sweating. Sure, we all like a little body heat to keep us warm, but no one wants to peel their face off her man’s sweaty chest in the morning. Sweaty hair stuck to the back of your neck also isn’t usually a morning favorite.
  4. You won’t be squished. Ever woke up afraid for your life when your 200lb man rolled over on top of you in the middle of the night? Breathing at night should be easy. Oh, and don’t even think about being able to get up to pee until morning.
  5. You can sleep in guilt-free. No one’s alarm is going off on a weekend, no early riser is making you feel unproductive, there’s no one to make breakfast for and no one is judging if you stay in bed until 3pm.
  6. You can wear whatever you want. Pulling out those super comfy granny panties and your most embarrassing onesie are fair game when you’re sleeping alone.
  7. The only morning breath is your own. There’s nothing worse than your partner wanting to talk 2 inches from your face in the morning with his full-blown morning breath. Except for when he wants to give you open-mouth morning smooches, of course.
  8. The blankets are all yours. On those cold winter nights, that blanket is your bitch. No more waking up with a frozen arm that your boyfriend exposed when he pulled the blankets closer to him. Don’t worry about sharing and don’t work up a sweat trying to pull the blankets out from under your guy. Whether you sleep with 1 or 3, those blankets belong solely to you. Wrap yourself up like a little burrito and enjoy a blissful sleep.
  9. You don’t have to be a lady. Is there anything more liberating than snoring, drooling and farting in bed? Go for it. After all, no one’s judging.
  10. You can sleep wherever you want on the bed. When you’re sleeping alone, there’s no such thing as ‘your side of the bed’. Dominate both sides of the bed. Switch positions in the middle of the night or, heck, sleep smack dab in the middle of your bed because we all know it doesn’t get much better than that.
Suzanne is a twenty something living in Toronto, Canada. When she doesn't have her professional pants on from 9-5, she is getting lost in a good book, a yoga class, or a tall glass of wine.
She has a severe case of the travel bug, a serious love affair with food and will never say no to puppy-sitting.