A sleep specialist from the University of Surrey has suggested that couples should sleep apart from one another in order to improve their chances of getting a good night's sleep. Dr Neil Stanley carried out research on 40 couples who wore an activity monitor to measure how often they were disturbed during the night. Couples slept much better when they were apart although only 8% of couples in their 40s and 50s sleep in separate beds. Poor sleep has been linked to depression, heart disease, strokes, lung disorders, traffic and industrial accidents and divorce.
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