Duvet stealing and snoring cause most sleep-related arguments among couples

Bedtime can be a battle in some relationships. Whether it’s differing bed time and wake up schedules, noisy sleepers or sleep walking, there are plenty of things that can drive one half of a couple a little mad. And new research has revealed just which habits are the most offensive, and which cause arguments most commonly.

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The study, conducted by SWNS Digital, surveyed 2000 adults who share a bed with their partner, and asked which habits infuriated them most. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two that top the list are snoring (in the top spot, with 39%), and ‘being woken up by a duvet-stealing partner,’ which with 24% of the vote, is up in second place.

Steve Reid, CEO of sleep technology company Simba (who create solutions for all sorts of sleeping issues, such as the ‘duvet diplomat’ for quilt thieves), commented: ‘Duvet stealing is a sore subject among British couples – a bedroom habit that’s the catalyst for hundreds of arguments.’

Also featuring heavily was the issue of a messy bedroom and an unmade bed, which your partner may be responsible for. Different iterations of this habit snuck up throughout the list, clearing showing it’s a real catalyst for tension.

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So what else made the top ten? Take a look below to see if the habit that infuriates you most made the cut:

1. Snoring (39 per cent)

2. Being woken up by a duvet-stealing partner (24 per cent)

3. Not putting clothes in the laundry bin (23 per cent)

4. Encroaching on your partner’s side of the bed (22 per cent)

5. Fidgeting / tossing and turning (20 per cent)

6. Coming home to untidy bedroom (15 per cent)

7. Keeping the light on too late 14 per cent

8. Coming home to an unmade bed (14 per cent)

9. Long toenails that scratch (13 per cent

9. Your partner doesn’t make the bed (11 per cent)

10. Cold feet (10 per cent)

Whether it’s unmade beds or loud snorers, getting the right amount of rest in a couple can be a real challenge sometimes!