How to Cope When Your Partner Has a Different Sleeping Routine

There can be a number of different reasons why you and your partner may adopt a different sleep routine to each other.

Whether this is for work reasons, or personal preferences, having different sleep routines can be disruptive to each other’s rest, and consequently lives.

However, this doesn’t need to be the case. There are several ways to help you sleep soundly at night, regardless of your conflicting sleep schedules.

Read on for a few helpful tips and tricks to get a better sleep, without changing your domestic setting.

Compromise on a schedule

If you have the same bedtime but your sleep patterns aren’t in sync, it can be stressful for the person trying to drift off earlier when their partner is playing on their phone or has the light on.

Not only is the light irritating, but the blue light that is produced by various different screens can actually make falling asleep more difficult.

Therefore, compromising on a ‘lights out’ time can help to make this situation fair for the both of you.

Make a comfortable sleep environment


If either you or your partner are finding it difficult to sleep at night, and the tossing and turning is keeping the other awake, changing up your sleep environment may be able to help this issue.

For example, painting your walls in calming colours can help to make it much easier to relax at night, and making sure that there are no screens or other distractions keeping you awake may make it less difficult to switch off and settle down.

Along with this, investing in the best mattress and bed-base choice to keep you both comfortable, can improve the quality of both parties rest, meaning that you wake up feeling refreshed.

Be thoughtful of the other’s schedule

If your sleep routines conflict greatly, and mean that you have to go bed at separate times, it is important to be considerate of the other’s rest.

The average person takes between thirty minutes to an hour to enter a deep sleep. Where possible you should avoid joining your partner in bed or making too much noise in this time so as not to disturb their slumber.

There you have it, several ways to ensure a decent rest for you and your partner, without arguments or problems arising in the relationship. One of the best qualities to keep in mind during this situation, is that compromise can go a long way.