Sleep And Relationship In The U.S. (2020 Data)

In May 2020, we surveyed 1008 respondents across the United States on how sharing a bed with a partner affects their sleep quality. The results reveal interesting data from factors lead to poor sleep in couples to divorce rate between male and female.

I. Survey Demographics

Who Took The Survey

We surveyed 1,008 Americans from 18 years to 73 years. 53% of them are female while 47% are male.

II. Survey Results

Sleep Quality While Sharing A Bed With A Partner

Factors Affecting Sleep While Sharing A Bed With A Partner

My Partner Snores

53%

We Have Different Sleep Schedules

41%

My Partner's Electronic Devices Disrupt My Sleep

15%

My Partner Moves Too Much While Sleeping

36%

My Partner Has A Hard Time Falling Asleep

17%

My Partner Has A Sleep Disorder

5%

Solutions To Improve Sleep Quality For Couples

Get A Bigger Bed

48%

Sleep In Different Beds

35%

Use A Separate Blanket

25%

Try To Sync Your Sleep Schedule With Your Partner

24%

Sleep With Your Pet

13%

What is "Sleep Divorce"?
- A couple chooses to sleep in different beds in order to improve sleep quality

Aging Leads To More Distance In Bed For Couples

Baby Boomer

21%

Millennials

33%

Consequences of Poor Sleep On Relationship

We Fight More Often

49%

We Have Less Sex

52%

Thought About Break Up Or Divorce At Least Once

10%

We Broke Up/Divorced

3%

III. Methodology And Limitations

To collect the data shown above, we surveyed 1008 respondents in the United States who have been in a relationship in which they share a bed with their partner. An attention-checker question was included to ensure the participants did not mindlessly answer questions. 

Because the survey relies on self-reporting, issues such as telescoping and exaggeration can influence responses. Please also note that this survey’s results do not reflect our opinions. 

IV. Fair Use Statement

If you know someone who could benefit from our findings, feel free to share this project with them. The graphics and content are available for noncommercial reuse. All we ask is that you link back to this page so that readers get all the necessary information and our contributors receive proper credit.

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