Doctor shocks with claim you shouldn't share bed with your partner

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A British doctor has shocked TikTok viewers after sharing all the reasons you shouldn't actually share a bed with your partner.

Dr Karan Raj, who has over 3.4 million followers on the app, shared a video, explaining why sharing a bed can have a negative effect on your wellbeing.

A British doctor has shocked TikTok viewers after sharing all the reasons you shouldn't actually share a bed with your partner. Photo: TikTok/@dr.karanr
A British doctor has shocked TikTok viewers after sharing all the reasons you shouldn't actually share a bed with your partner. Photo: TikTok/@dr.karanr

"You should always sleep alone," he starts the video. "If the other person moves around in their sleep or snores, that will stop you getting into the deep stages of sleep your body needs to recharge, affecting sleep quality."

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He continued, "Not everyone shares the same sleep cycles, forcing two people to share the same bedtime will leave one or both chronically sleep-deprived. 

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"One of the triggers you need to fall asleep is a drop in core body temperature, sharing a bed with someone increases body heat, so it's going to take longer to fall asleep."

Many commenters joked they were sleeping alone, but not by choice with one user writing, "Finally! A positive healthy side effect to being forever single! Sending this to my mum."

Others agreed with the doctor, one user wrote, "My husband sleeps in his own room lol he snores and likes the room warm. I love the room cold and quiet. Married 25 years."

Dr Raj shared a number of reasons why sleeping in the same bed as your partner could leave you chronically sleep-deprived. Photo: TikTok/dr.karanr
Dr Raj shared a number of reasons why sleeping in the same bed as your partner could leave you chronically sleep-deprived. Photo: TikTok/dr.karanr

"Can we normalise this please! I love my husband, but I HATE sharing a bed with him. He thinks I'm horrible for thinking this," another added.

"Proof we're not weird! Hubby and I have had separate bedrooms for years now," someone else added.

"I 100% agree with this, my grandparents slept in separate rooms and they are the most happily married couple I've ever known," another said.

Dr Raj says body heat is a huge reason for not being able to sleep. Photo: TikTok/@dr.karanr
Dr Raj says body heat is a huge reason for not being able to sleep. Photo: TikTok/@dr.karanr

Dr Raj agreed with one user that there are always exceptions in response to their comment that read, "I sleep a million times better with someone in my bed. I have awful PTSD nightmares and feel safe with someone."

Others joked that "the cuddles are worth the sleep deprivation" or that Dr Raj was trying to keep them single forever.

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