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A simple and cozy way to get better sleep
Without kicking your partner out of bed! #menopause
“Your eyes water when you yawn because you miss your bed and it makes you sad.” — Anonymous
My dear readers, today I bring you a topic that is close to the heart of many couples - sleeping together, especially during menopause. We all know how wonderful it feels to snuggle up with our beloveds at night, but during this time, it can be a real challenge due to sleeplessness, moodiness and hot flashes.
But fear not dear ones, for I have a surprisingly romantic solution that can make a world of difference - The Scandinavian Method. This method involves using two duvets or comforters instead of one to create separate sleeping spaces. And let me tell you, it can create a sensual, relaxing and intimate experience like no other. The Scandinavian Method earned its name because it is widely practiced chilly countries such as Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; places where they know a thing or two about regulating body temperature.
Why is prioritizing good sleep during menopause so important, you ask? Well, my loves, getting adequate rest is associated with numerous health benefits, such as enhanced immunity, better cognitive function, less depression, and reduced stress. And let's not forget about the positive impact it can have on your relationship, as it ensures that you and your beloved are well-rested and in a better mood.
By using The Scandinavian Method, you can still share a bed with your partner without sacrificing your sleep quality. This technique allows you to have your own space and ensures that you don't have to fight for the covers at night. It's a simple solution that can make a very big and surprisingly delightful difference.
Here's the exciting part - using two comforters allows you to customize your sleeping experience. If you're too warm at night, you can get a cooler comforter, and if you're too chilly, you can find something warmer. Just take both comforters and fold them in half, allowing the halves to join in the center and to create a cohesive and beautiful look, make sure they are the same color and add some lovely pillows to tie everything together.
I speak from experience! I do this with Jim, and since we started sleeping with two comforters, we are both experiencing fewer sleepless nights. We go to bed looking forward to it. It has brought us closer together and has made our nighttime rituals more intimate and romantic. We wake up every morning really refreshed and our Oura ring scores show the improvement in our resting and variable heart rates.
So my dear friends, you're not alone in feeling frustrated. Menopause can be a challenging time for many women, but by prioritizing good sleep, you can minimize some of the negative effects. The Scandinavian Method is a beautiful way to maintain the closeness of sleeping with your partner while still ensuring that you get the rest you need to feel your best. I hope this romantic tip helps you and your beloved get the better sleep you deserve while enjoying all the benefits that come with it. Sweet dreams, my darlings.