Sharing a bed can be hard, especially when you have slept alone your whole life. Whether it is sleeping in a hotel room with dad’s loud snoring, or sharing a bed with a friend at a sleepover, losing hours – even minutes – of sleep can affect your day. In my experience, the less sleep you get the more irritable you can be!
According to a study by the National Health Society of the UK, sleep can have a positive or negative affect on your day depending on how well you snooze. “The cost of all those sleepless nights is more than just bad moods and a lack of focus. Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, coronary heart disease, and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy.”
Studies also show that we need a good eight hours of sleep to function properly the following day. Yes, everyone is different; however, so this number varies slightly depending on other factors such as activity level. Hopefully, sharing a bed has no bigger effect on you than just being sleepy during the day, so let's break down some tricks that can help get you a healthy eight hours.