Struggles Of Being A Woman Who Hates Sharing The Bed

Struggles Of Being A Woman Who Hates Sharing The Bed ©iStock/PeopleImages

Sharing a bed and cuddling all night with your partner is a dream come true… in theory. In practice, it’s often not as dreamy as it sounds. If you’re a woman who hates sharing the bed, the good news is that you’re not alone. A full 24% of couples said they would rather sleep on their own than with their partner.  The bad news is that being in good company doesn’t make the struggle any less real. These are the everyday frustrations that independent women who would rather sleep alone have to put up with:

  1. You can’t figure out where the HELL the blanket went. There is more than enough blanket for two people, at least in theory. But apparently, the Y chromosome comes embedded with a gene for “blanket hog,” and you always seem to end up uncovered.
  2. The temperature is one of the biggest sources of stress in your relationship. Normal couples who live together fight over serious topics like finances and chores. You only ever seem to fight about one thing: how damn cold you always are. You find yourself always trying to strike a bargain for an extra blanket, or for a few extra degrees on the thermostat.
  3. You can’t decide which is worse: you snoring or your partner snoring. You pray that your stuffy nose won’t get in the way and that he’s not going to refer to you as “the girl who snores” to all of his friends. Then you find out that he’s “the guy who snores.” Come to think of it, you’d actually rather it be you.
  4. You have to give up your preferred sleeping angle. In an ideal world, you’d sleep at a perfect diagonal to the bed. That’s not really going to go over well with your partner, though.
  5. You have trouble understanding how one human being can be so loud. Seriously, how many times does he have to turn over to find the right position? And what’s with all of that rustling?
  6. That awkward arm keeps on getting in your way. You know the one I mean. When you curl up into your partner’s chest and you have no idea where to put your arm, it ends up just being a deadweight and really uncomfortable. You feel cuddled and loved, but you’ll also feel tired the next morning.
  7. You just can’t get comfortable, but you don’t want to disturb him. You’ve got pins and needles but your partner is sleeping soundly, so you try to pull of the move where you shift your position super slowly so he doesn’t notice.
  8. You never get to read in bed anymore. Maybe you’re a total bookworm, or maybe you’re just in the middle of a captivating magazine. Either way, somehow your partner always comes in and asks to turn off the lights right when you’re at the best part. Boo.
  9. You always get woken up earlier than you want to. It’s 6:30 am, and there goes his alarm clock. Never mind the fact that you don’t need to be up for another 30 minutes. You try to roll over and go back to sleep, but you just can’t. Rise and shine, sweetheart.
Jessica Levy is a freelance blogger and content writer. She’s also a politics junkie, a fledgling foodie, and a frequent traveler. She has lived in Morocco, Israel, India, and Barbados, and never wants to be cold again. Follow her on Twitter!