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Good news: you don’t have to sleep with your spouse

Good news: you don’t have to sleep with your spouse
Couples who sleep apart should still spend a little time in bed together each night, psychologists recommend. (Image: Toa Heftiba / Unsplash)
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By Elizabeth BernsteinEver tried to get a good night’s sleep with your partner snoring or tossing around restlessly next to you?You’re gonna like this: therapists and sleep scientists say it’s okay for couples to sleep apart, as a growing body of research shows the striking importance of sleep. It’s a reversal from the long-held marriage tenet that once partners move to separate beds, the romance is dead.Sleep is “essential for a healthy body, mind and relationship”, says Wendy Troxel, clinical...

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