My husband and I sleep in seperate rooms, but it started because of my car accident and back pain. We had a waterbed on a double Captain's pedestal,
and I couldn't get out of the bed alone. Also, I was a tummy sleeper, and no matter what I did, I would awaken on my tummy, my back locked in spasms
so bad, just moving to roll over would make me scream in pain.
One day, when I got home from working my nightshift, I went to sleep on my right side, on the couch. When I woke, no spasms, I could get up by myself,
and I could walk to the bathroom in less than 5 minutes. After sleeping on the couch for several days, I found I felt better, and the severity of pain
was greatly reduced during my waking hours. It prevented me from rolling onto my tummy.
After a few years, when we could afford it, we went and spent 4 thousand dollars on a bedroom suite, including almost 2 thousand just for a fancy
mattress. I still can't sleep on it, but it is better for... recreational times.
We also have completely opposite schedules, I work at night or when I am home, I am up all night, and he works during the day. Even if I go to bed to
keep him company, and read or watch tv, it keeps him awake and disturbs him.
It has worked out fine, and on nights when I miss just being with him, I go to bed with him, and we cuddle, or whatever... till he goes to sleep. I
quietly slip out, and leave him to rest. He sometimes teases me about waking up alone, but he knows I can't stay in the bed. He just teases about it.
He even said when I turn 50, he is trading me in on two 25 year olds. I laughed, and told him he has a death wish!
We have been doing this a long time, and our relationship hasn't sufferred, so I think it is up to you and him, and a personal decision. Just know it
does and can work.
edit on 26-2-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)