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


We Have Different Sleep Schedules


My Partner's Electronic Devices Disrupt My Sleep


My Partner Moves Too Much While Sleeping


My Partner Has A Hard Time Falling Asleep


My Partner Has A Sleep Disorder


Solutions To Improve Sleep Quality For Couples

Get A Bigger Bed


Sleep In Different Beds


Use A Separate Blanket


Try To Sync Your Sleep Schedule With Your Partner


Sleep With Your Pet


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




Consequences of Poor Sleep On Relationship

We Fight More Often


We Have Less Sex


Thought About Break Up Or Divorce At Least Once


We Broke Up/Divorced


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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