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Study Shows More Couples Sleeping Apart

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A study by Ryerson University says that as many as 30-40 percent of couples are sleeping in different beds at home.

According to the study, by the Sleep and Depression Laboratory, couples actually sleep better and can see their relationships improve if they sleep apart.

The study cites brain scans that show that couples sleeping together are not getting into deeper stages of sleep because they're continuously being woken up by movement or sound. The problems with sleeping on the same bed cause tensions that could be solved if beds are separated.

The author of the study, Colleen Carney, told CBCNews that sleeping apart for couples needs to lose the misconceptions and stigmas.

"People can have very good and satisfying relationships sleeping apart. Some people might be headed to divorce and then they actually sleep apart and find this new way to connect," she says.

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