Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sweet dreams?

A recent episode of "Khloe & Lamar" gave me inspiration for a blog post. Judge me accordingly.

Anyway, the couple got into a huge (possibly scripted) fight because Lamar's insomnia was interfering with Khloe's sleep schedule.

Scripted or not, the conflict isn't confined to reality TV stars.

It's hard to find a romantic partner whose sleep schedule matches yours. Even if you're not sleeping in the same bed, you must contend with logistical issues like how to spend time together if you require drastically different bedtimes.

Exhibit A: My boyfriend recently got a new schedule that requires him to start work at 5 a.m. He goes to bed around 9 p.m. I usually end work at 7 p.m., which doesn't leave us much time to bond. But we make it work. Usually.

Are conflicting sleep schedules ruining your relationship?

If it's any consolation, some research suggests an eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. So staying up a little past your bedtime for a spontaneous date night might not be that bad after all.

Are you listening, honey?