Washington: A lot is said about couples who don’t sleep in the same bed, whether they have twin beds side by side or spend their nights in totally separate rooms. So the news that President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump reportedly sleep separately has garnered quite the reaction.
It’s widely being claimed that this is Melania’s decision and that it shows how much she wants to avoid spending time with her husband – she is currently living miles away from the White House in New York but only so that their son Barron can finish the school year there.
However apparently even when the Trumps are together, they sleep in separate bedrooms, as per sources.
To put it as an example, actress Helena Bonham Carter and her film director partner Tim Burton seemed to be a strong example of the pros of having your own space in a relationship – not only did they have their own bedrooms but went one step further with separate, adjoining houses.
However at the end of 2014, the couple split after 13 years. Could it have been that their unusual sleeping arrangements caused the break-up? Or perhaps that was what kept them together for so long.
No one likes sleeping in the same room as a snorer or spending the night fighting for the duvet, and many couples admit that they’d prefer to sleep in separate rooms if they could afford it.
And if it really is Melania who’s called the shots, that might make sense: according to a Sleep and Biological Rhythms study from 2007, women sleep better alone whereas men get better quality sleep with a mate.
What’s more, she’s previously said that the key to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms, so maybe that goes for bedrooms too.
Of course, if a couple never spends any time together or shares intimacy, it probably isn’t the best sign of a happy relationship.
However a couple sleeping in separate bedrooms does not necessarily mean this is the case.