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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Health Benefits of Sharing a Bed

Yesterday's New York Times Science section had an interesting article on a new book by Paul C. Rosenblatt that discusses sleeping together.  The book is entitled,“Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing,”   Dr. Rosenblatt interviewed 42 couples for his book, married and unmarried, homosexual and heterosexual couples.  One of the interesting "health" findings is that some couples claim that sharing a bed may have saved their lives.  The Times states,

“It surprised me how many people thought they were alive today because they shared a bed,” Dr. Rosenblatt said.

For example, he said a woman’s seizure was noticed immediately by her husband with whom she spooned every night. Similar stories came from couples where one partner had a heart attack, stroke or went into diabetic shock.

The article is fairly amusing and the book sounds quite interesting.  I wonder if it will help me with my petit problem of stealing the covers . . . .

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