Almost a quarter of British couples no longer sleep in the same bed as their partner, according to a new study.
Researchers took an in-depth look into the bedtime habits of the UK’s couples and discovered the stresses and strains of modern life have resulted in 24 per cent of Britons now regularly sleeping separately to their other half.
According to the research by Bensons for Beds, letting children into the marital bed is a major issue, with the average parent allowing their child into bed with them five times a month on average.
A further 16 per cent said when a child invariably ends up in the marital bed, one of the adults ends up having to sleep somewhere else.
In fact, nearly one in 10(8 percent) of the 1,500 couples polled said they were no longer as close to their partner since they have stopped sleeping together, while a further 28 percent said their sex life had suffered.
An embarrassed 31 percent admitted they lie to friends and family because they are too ashamed to say they no longer share a bed with their partner.
Psychologist and relationship expert Donna Dawson, commented on the research: “The results of this research are quite concerning. The reality is that…
Original article found on Times Of Malta