This method could provide couples with an alternative to 'sleep divorce' or sleeping in separate rooms.
The way a person sleeps can be very different from their partner and sometimes this can cause problems in a relationship. According to the National Library of Medicine, humans spend one-third of their lives sleeping. So, it would be best if it is as comfortable as possible. The benefits of getting seven or more hours of good-quality sleep include lower risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease, reduced stress and improved mood, as reported by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
While in a relationship, if a person finds themselves tired of waking up cold and annoyed, the Scandinavian sleep method might be a great way to battle the issue. According to the Sleep Foundation, it gets its name from this popular sleeping style in the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. All it takes to get a good night's sleep are two duvet covers... it's as easy as that! It gives each person in the relationship the autonomy to use their own bedding. Comforters or blankets could also be used, but this sleep method usually involves duvets in Scandinavia and other colder European countries.
Another benefit of this method includes regulating one's own body temperature, as it often varies from person to person. Couples can also spend less time fighting over covers and more time getting good sleep. A person does not need two sets of covers on top of them, nor will they have to sleep in separate beds to make it work. All they have to do is sleep with their own duvet folded in half on their side of the bed. If they are worried about aesthetics, they can just toss a throw blanket on top, suggests Bustle.
Some people swear by this method, including Mishal from the TikTok account @sleepopolis, who claimed that the method is incredibly convenient for people who share a bed with a restless sleeper. Another benefit is that it also allows each person to sleep in different positions as well. For any couple who does not want a "sleep divorce" or to sleep in separate rooms, this method might be a good alternative. Swedish TikTok user Cecilia Blomdahl—who goes on the platform as @sejsejlija—added that the method allows each person to have "different levels of warmth in our comforters."
Another TikTok user, Erica Stolman Dowdy—who goes on the platform as @ericastolmandowdy—also claimed that the Scandinavian sleep method "could save marriages." In the video which has over 3 million views, she said no one fights over the covers and no one fights about feeling hot or cold. Viewers can watch her cover each half of what looks like a king-size mattress in its own single-person-size comforter. "The Scandinavian sleep method is an absolute game changer. 10/10 recommend," her video caption reads. She learned the trick when she and her husband went to Copenhagen in Denmark, she claimed in the video.
@kelsway13 commented, "Once you sleep with two comforters... you will NEVER go back to only one!!!" @kara_mueller_ shared, "My husband is from Germany and we've always done this, my favorite way to make the bed is to fold each twin and turn it sideways, fits perfect." @phx_va_chick added, "Legit started doing this last year and it is a GAME CHANGER. No more 'empty space' of cold air creeping in the middle of the bed."
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