What’s better than snuggling up in bed with your significant other? Unfortunately, individual habits can make sleeping in the same bed difficult, leading to annoyance, arguments, and resentment. From the partner who likes to hog the covers to the partner who insists on a 5 a.m. wake-up alarm, it takes adjustment and compromise to develop a sleep routine that works for both of you.
Fortunately, there are some cool tools that can help make bedtime harmony much simpler. Take a look at these five inventions designed to help partners compromise on their sleeping comforts.
1. Custom 2-Sided Mattress
“Similar mattress preference” probably wasn’t high on your list of required qualities when choosing a romantic partner, but you might wish it had been when you’re disagreeing about mattress firmness. Couples can find it difficult to compromise on the softness and density of their mattress, leaving one person always facing an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Enter the split mattress! The Tochta Divini mattress has two customizable sides which means both you and your partner can sleep on a surface that’s comfortable for you. With the chance to design your own mattress to suit both your and your partner’s comfort levels, you’ll wonder why you didn’t invest in one sooner.
2. The Silent Partner Mask
Do you or your partner snore? Snoring is one of the top perpetrators for ruining sleep. But a noise cancellation device might be the answer. The Silent Partner SmartMask is an innovative device which creates a “silent zone” around the wearer, stopping the noise in its tracks. It looks just like a regular sleeping mask, but it contains technology that detects noise and sends out negative sound waves to cancel it out, creating destructive interference that allows you to sleep in silence.
3. Snore-Cancelling Earplugs
As another solution for snoring, some snore-cancelling earplugs will block out the noise to make sure your sleep goes undisturbed. Snore-cancelling earplugs could also be beneficial to those who snore themselves, especially if you’re prone to being woken up by the sound of your own snoring. Easy to wear and perfectly portable, you can use snore-cancelling earplugs on trips away to make sure you can always sleep soundly.
4. Vibrating Pillow Alarm
Waking up in the mornings can be a struggle for some couples. If one of you needs to wake up earlier than the other, the tension over that morning alarm can have a significant impact on relationships. And that’s before the snooze button even comes into play!
A vibrating pillow alarm can be an excellent solution. It’s almost completely silent, which means you’ll no longer wake your partner with the loud sound of your alarm, and you’ll still benefit from an effective wake-up call to help you get out of bed in the morning. You and your partner can each have one to help with your respective sleeping schedules.
5. Twovet Couple’s Comforter
Having the right comforter is another important factor in helping you sleep. Too warm and you’ll sweat through the night, while too cold will leave you feeling freezing and not fully comforted in bed—but what about when one partner is always cold, while the other is always hot? With a Twovet couple’s comforter, you can have the best of both worlds, thanks to an innovative duvet that has one warm side and one cooler side to help satisfy you both. It’s a simple concept, but one that can help you avoid arguments and make sure everyone is happy in bed. With the Twovet, you won’t need to use separate comforters or move to a different bed. Now, if only it could solve the issue of one person hogging the covers at night too!
Getting a good night’s sleep is important to your mental and physical health. After a poor night’s sleep, you’re likely to be less focused, irritable, and ready for an argument—with your partner being the likely target. By finding ways to compromise in your sleeping arrangements, you can both get the quality sleep you deserve.