It’s not a new idea so much as a new-again idea: separate rooms for mates are taking off in the UK, at least among the well-to-do.
So-called “snoring rooms” are being requested more and are included in architectural home designs for a number of well-off Brits, according to this article.
The term is a bit of a misnomer: “snoring rooms” might accommodate a spouse who likes to stay up late reading or watching TV or a breastfeeding mother who doesn’t want to awaken Dad, the article states.
But separate chambers can also help with a sticky snoring issue that just won’t resolve – by physically separating the couple.
A Snore-Free Suite
Today’s snoring rooms follow their Tudor roots more closely than one might think. For example, they tend to be master bedrooms at the very least, or for some, entire suites with a sitting and even snacking area.
This hearkens to Renaissance times, when the “bed chamber” was actually a combined private living area.
Nevertheless, snoring rooms “are not confined to the ultra-rich,” according to the article.
And with about one in six British couples already sleeping in separate beds, ” most developers (are) incorporating a second master into their plans,” the article stated.
Squelched Sex Life?
Separate beds – and even separate bedrooms – don’t necessarily mean sex is off the table, though.
It’s quite possible for a couple to enter one another’s room for some couples time, then separate when they feel the need for more space.
However, there’s no denying that it’s easier and more encouraging to reach for a partner that’s already snuggling in.
While couples have been managing the married relationship even while sleeping separately for centuries, it’s probably best to seek other avenues before going this route – such as a separate den area where the night owl can watch her favorite shows, or snoring appliances to help alleviate too-loud sleep.
Either way, the decision should be made as a couple – not forced one one half out of desperation.
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