Four Perks of Having Separate Master Bedrooms

The first thing that comes to mind when couples build separate master bedrooms is; perhaps the thrill is gone and the marriage is doomed, but studies show that nearly a third of married couples in America sleep in separate bedrooms.

Generally, couples that sleep in separate bedrooms don’t have two master bedrooms. Usually, one partner sleeps in the master bedroom and the other sleeps in a guest bedroom. Separate master bedrooms are a luxury and hence are common in the luxury real estate market.

Still, despite its prevalence, one can’t help to be hesitant in suggesting separate master bedrooms. It’s almost as if you’re throwing in the towel and giving up. However, it’s important to understand that just because you’re in separate bedrooms it doesn’t mean you’re not lighting up the sheets or you don’t enjoy each other’s company.

Here are 4 reasons why separate master bedrooms might be a good choice if you are in the luxury real estate market and can permit yourself that expense.

1. Snoring

Snoring is all too common and is the source of significant friction in many relationships. The biggest issue with snoring is that the ‘snorer’ can’t control it, so can you really get mad at them?

Don’t judge until you’ve experienced a flurry of sleepless nights. Sleep deprivation would make anyone irrational and insensitive to the fact that it can’t be controlled. This is an instant where separate bedrooms can actually strengthen a relationship.

2. The Honeymoon Stage Is Over

Once the honeymoon stage is over, couples tend to care less about appearances and are more comfortable in their relationship. This doesn’t mean they love each other any less, it means they are confident they love one another and don’t require constant romantic gestures to qualify their relationship.

It can easily be argued (and is likely the reality) that couples passed the honeymoon stage are more solid than the ones who require constant attention. The confidence they have in each other’s love allows them to leap into separate master bedrooms without fear that they’re drifting apart.

3. Conflicting Schedules

Since separate master bedrooms are only prevalent in luxury real estate, this alludes to the fact that at least one person in the couple has a very busy schedule earning money.

For example, if one partner were a high-powered lawyer who spends 12 hours a day at the firm and desperately needs their sleep at night, they likely would need absolute quiet. This could pose a problem if their partner is a restaurant or club owner who doesn’t finish work until the wee hours of the morning.

It’s not uncommon for many couples to sleep separately during the workweek and together on weekends and vacations.

4. Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Once a couple is comfortable in their relationship they tend to start doing things they would never do during the self-conscious honeymoon stage. It’s very rare that new couples use the bathroom with the door open. It takes a lot of confidence in one’s relationship to plunge the toilet while topless or flatulate with impunity.

Separate master bedrooms eliminate much of this and reinvigorate the sense of mystery that attracted them to each other in the first place.


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