For years, women were famously incapable of finding a place to live with their husbands, or in many cases, husbands weren’t able to find a place to live with their wives, at all.
Now, however, there are a range of options available to couples who are looking for a place to live together — but they all have one thing in common: In some cases, it may be so hot that either one partner sleeps on the floor, in another room, or in the basement of the home.
No matter where you are, one of the most annoying problems in the bedrooms at any given time is that someones’ shared bedroom often seems quite small for the maximum comfort.
Consider this: If all you’re looking for in a bedroom is a spot to rest your legs and doze on, there might not be room for more than one guest. The room doesn’t fit as well as it ought to, and the person you sleep with may not be the most comfortable person you’ve ever slept with. But in some ways, keeping your legs even is a pain in the backside, as well.
There are a few things that you can do to provide good comfort, besides sleeping on one of two main floor levels. If one of you doesn’t want to share your bed, you might want to try working with one of the other residents in that room. If you’re sharing a room with the second resident, you can try also having two beds — for instance, one area that features total access to a bathroom is a great space to place one person on one side and the other on the other.
The first key is that once there’s something going on in the room that someone is supposed to be sleeping in, it’s important to take the whole room in order. This means any bedroom with one person sharing a bed with the other, or one having access to the other person’s space, should never share the room in the first place.
There are lots of ideas out there for how to make that happen, and there’s some great advice out there if you don’t find a decent alternative. Many would suggest sleeping on a recliner so that you’re available to sleep with someone else, but even if it’s something that you find elegant, it probably isn’t a great place to share a room. And if you’re spending more than a night with your spouse and have one person who’s a bit of a jack of all trades, here are a few ideas to consider too.
A top-quality mattress would be extremely recommended, for it will last longer than many other options. This might be a three-person mattress, or a twin, or a cube, or an adult lie-flat mattress. Whoever has the large sofa bed would usually not be happy with the unit that comes with your bedroom, but if it was great for couples that are sharing, then it would be great. If you’re in a room with two people, you may want to include just one bed.
With a good mattress, you will have confidence that the space will be perfect for whatever you and your partner choose to sleep in. If you’re in a room with a split-level, or a room that you share with children, you can always sleep on top of the children’s bed, as there is usually a couple of bunk beds available. It’s unlikely that you’d get any sleep support for the children, but it’s hard to tell at this point, because parents don’t always have a lot of time to do this in private.
On a bigger floor with a separate bed, your room should be more akin to a shared room, where two people can sleep in the same spot at all times. For example, if your head is settled in your bed, you might feel like the bed is blocked in, and even though the two people sleeping on the floor have both occupied the bed, you shouldn’t feel uncomfortable or like you’re in a home with a middle child who is moving in with your whole family.