I'll never forget the moment I realized my partner was also an independent sleeper. We were cuddling the hell out of each other, lying very still, when I got up the nerve to say, "Hey, babe. I'm going to need to roll away now. It's the only way I can sleep."
He breathed a sigh of relief. "Thank God," he said.
Now we know that we both like about 10 minutes of pre-sleep cuddling, followed by totally independent sleep. "Couples that sleep together often report a more satisfying relationship," Dr. Oexman says. "When one person must accommodate a partner's sleep disorder, snoring, or different sleep schedule, it can impact the relationship. Sleep disorders should be treated; instead of partners moving to separate sleeping rooms."
Couples who SLEEP together, stay together.
Figure out what this clown is doing wrong and then tackle the problem accordingly
As with all major hurdles in a new romance, communication is key. This includes the cuddle conversation. If the two of you can discuss sleep issues openly and are willing to figure out a method for dealing with them, odds are good you'll both be sleeping like pharaohs in no time.