The first in the series of monthly polls conducted in February has come to an end and we’ve been delighted that we got so many responses! Thank you to all those who answered.

Our burning question last month was: Do you sleep in the same bed as your partner? And the answers were as follows:

The Sleep Council Feb-poll We Still Enjoy Sleeping In Same Bed As Partner!

Do you sleep in the same bed as your partner?

It was lovely to see that nearly half of you still snuggle up together. Over recent years there’s been lots of research into how many couples now sleep apart and how beneficial – or not beneficial – it is for your sleep.

However it is worth noting that around 50% of sleep disturbance is caused by sharing a bed so if you partner disturbs your sleep on a frequent basis it may be worth looking at a larger or separate beds. Recent consumer research we’ve done suggests only 28.4% buy a king or super king size which we find extraordinary!

Here’s our top tips for ensuring you have a successful night under the duvet together:

• Make sure you’ve got enough duvet to go around! Duvet hogging is a common grumble amongst those sharing a bed.

• Take snoring seriously. It’s really very annoying especially if it’s a regular occurrence and one of the main factors in why couples sleep separately. See a GP for advice if you have a snoring problem.

• Buy a bigger bed. Did you know that a standard double bed (135cm x 190cm) only gives you and your partner the same space to sleep in as a cot? With the average person tossing and turning up to 60 times a night you’re bound to be disturbed by a restless sleeper. You’d be amazed what a difference a king size (150cm x 200cm) can make even though it’s just 15cm wider and 10cm longer. Not only is it investment in your sleep, it’s investment for your relationship.

• Turn off gadgets before bed – they’re a turn off for your partner too! Plus the blue light that emits from mobiles, iPads etc can unconsciously play havoc with your body’s circadian rhythms and wake you up at inopportune times.

Once again thanks to those who took part in our poll. Our March poll is now live so please feel free answer this month’s question: How much did you pay for the bed you sleep on?

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