I sleep like an octopus. I can never stop moving. So every once in a while, I do my husband a favor, and I sleep in the spare bedroom. I sometimes wonder if the separation while sleeping is bad for our marriage even though it allows us both to sleep through the night.

The majority of people in a partnership do sleep in the same bed together despite evidence that people get better sleep when sleeping alone. I think that admitting to the preference of sleeping alone can be offensive to your partner depending on how you present the conversation.

Communication surrounding any hot topic is so, so important, and being open-minded is huge. Keeping my husband up at night (even unintentionally) can eventually harbor ill-feelings if he can't get enough sleep before work in the morning, and I don't want that. So exploring other sleeping options is definitely something I'm willing to do so that we're both happy.

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