Does your partner move around a lot in bed during the night? Does he snore so loudly that it sounds like a freight train is running through your bedroom? If so, here’s one solution, albeit an expensive one, courtesy of actress Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Buy adjoining houses so you not only have your own bed and bedroom but also your own house.
Bonham Carter and long-time partner filmmaker Tim Burton live in side-by-side houses in London. The couple, who have two children together, have worked out this arrangement so that it fits both of their needs.
One of the reasons for separate spaces? Burton has a deviated septum that causes him to snore and apparently does not want to have the corrective surgery done. And it seems like both are happy with their living situation.
Like Burton, my husband has a deviated septum. And he snores. Quite loudly at times. Particularly at this time of the year when we tend to overindulge in food and drink. But my husband doesn't want to do the corrective surgery either.
And I’m not keen on sleeping in a separate bed or even a different room. I like being next to him. In our busy day to day lives, this is our time together. Even if we are sleeping (or one of us is anyway).
He has tried a few different things to decrease his snoring. He does a saline nasal wash one or two times a day. And his anniversary gift this year? A memory foam pillow. These things have helped some.
But when things get bad, so bad that I can’t sleep next to him? I just go in to my son’s room and crawl into his guest bed. It’s very comfortable. And quiet. And not too far away.
Do you have a unique sleeping arrangement?
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