We love cuddling as much as the next gal, but the verdict is in: sleeping alone is better for your slumber. Slumbering next to someone results in 50 percent more nighttime disturbances — think restlessness, snoring and getting up to use the bathroom — than snoozing on your own, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). So it’s no surprise that about 26 percent of people say that they get a more restful night’s sleep when they have the bed to themselves, compared with nights when they share their bed with their partner, according to the NSF. Women in particular are more affected by their sleeping partners. In a 2007 study, couples were asked to spend at least 10 nights alone and 10 nights together while their sleep was being monitored. The research showed that women experienced greater sleep disturbances than men, leading to a poorer night’s sleep, while sleeping quality stayed the same for men whether they slept alone or with a partner. Needed a reason to celebrate being single? We just found you eight hours’ worth!
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