Hogging bed cover tops list of couples' nighttime squabbles in bedrooms

Jun 01, 2012, 12:42 IST | ANI

Hogging the covers is the number one cause of arguments in bedrooms, a new study has revealed

The researchers found that one in ten adults would consider leaving their partner because disturbed nights had become such an issue in their relationship.

The study found that snoring was the second most common cause of nighttime squabble, with one in ten couples falling out over it at least twice a week.

Half of the 2,000 adults in a relationship questioned in the survey suffered with a snoring spouse, with 20 percent claiming that they lose two hours of sleep because of it.

Sex and relationships, Hogging bed cover tops list of couples' nighttime squabbles in bedrooms

More than half said that their husband or boyfriend were to be blamed for snoring.

Bizarrely, one-fifth admitted waking up once a week because of their own heavy breathing.

Other annoying bedroom habits included allowing children to sleep in the marital bed, rolling onto the wrong side of the bed, being touched by freezing cold feet and leaving the lights on to read.

In all, these night-time niggles spark 167 tiffs a year for the average couple.

The survey was commissioned by Premier Inn to tie in with last month’s National Stop Snoring week.

“Our research shows that most of the arguments couples have in the bedroom are down to habits that are easy to resolve as a relationship develops,” a major newspaper quoted a hotel chain's spokeswoman as saying.

“People suffer from snoring to varying degrees and the research shows it can impact on our day to day lives especially if one person in the relationship is missing out on much needed sleep.

“At our hotel we believe everyone deserves a good night’s sleep so we ensure we do all we can to give our guests the best possible night’s sleep,” she added. 

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