Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bed sharing reduces men's brain power :)

A Austrian study found that if men sharing a bed with a bed mate it affects their mental ability the next day.

Although the men reported they had slept better with a partner, they fared worse in the tests, with their results suggesting they actually had more disturbed sleep.

Both sexes had a more disturbed night's sleep when they shared their bed.

But women apparently managed to sleep more deeply when they did eventually drop off, since they claimed to be more refreshed than their sleep time suggested.

Their stress hormone levels and mental scores did not suffer to the same extent as the men.

But the women still reported that they had the best sleep when they were alone in bed.

Bed sharing also affected dream recall. Women remembered more after sleeping alone and men recalled best after sex.

"Historically, we have never been meant to sleep in the same bed as each other. It is a bizarre thing to do.

"Sleep is the most selfish thing you can do and it's vital for good physical and mental health.

"Sharing the bed space with someone who is making noises and who you have to fight with for the duvet is not sensible.

More on BBC News: Bed sharing "drains men's brains"


  1. Opppp! So how about the married couples? :D

  2. Just interesting, and I agree, I prefer to sleep alone.

  3. @junezach:

    The study was performed with 8 childless married couples...

  4. That must be why I like going to bed before my husband. I have a hard time getting to sleep when we go to bed at the same time.

  5. well, there's still a space for each other.

  6. Well I'd better reduce some of my brainpower...

  7. I prefer sleeping alone on my bed. Hmm, I did have problems sleeping when he's around cuz I don't want to sleeg, cuz I want to watch him while he sleep. LOL

    I will ask him if he performs better when he sleeps alone. ^^


  8. well, with all the turning and snoring I still prefer him beside me ; )!!!

  9. I knew I would find a good reason to sleep alone! I hate to sleep with anyone. I have back problems and toss a lot during the night. That has been my excuse up until now. Thank you for giving me yet another reason to sleep alone.

  10. hmmm seems very Fred Flinstone era for me. haha Or maybe I Love Lucy when they had separate beds. No I much prefer sleeping WITH my man. If he snores I'll move if it's bothering me that much otherwise it's my favorite unwinding time of day snuggling up and getting all cozy. :)


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