By Jordan Bissell, 4/26/19
If you like to crawl into bed early enough to read a few chapters of a book but your partner prefers to stay up late watching TV, you should be extra careful to communicate so that conflicts don’t arise. “Respect each other’s right to sleep,” Alex Dimitriu, MD, double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells Bustle. Make sure you’re both being quiet while the other person is snoozing, and try to use any electronics in another room if your partner is still asleep, he says. While your relationship might benefit most if you have sex and then fall asleep together, making sure to respect each other’s sleep can make sure you’re both well-rested, Dr. Dimitriu says.
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