Couples Sleeping In Separate Beds

Experts say it can help bring partners "closer"

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A growing number of bedrooms are starting to look like a scene from a 1960s TV show: Couples sleeping in the same room but in twin beds. Relationship experts say it sounds odd, but sleeping in separate beds can actually help bring couples closer together.

The reason: Both partners get a good night's sleep when they want it without sharing, and come together when they want to be together.

In fact, one in six British couples chooses to sleep in separate bedrooms, according to a mattress company, which conducted research after noticing a rise in internet searches for single mattresses.