Thursday, January 26, 2023
John Deary loves the wrestling poster he hung above his bed.
The 35-year-old Philadelphia-based comedian says his girlfriend would nix it, along with his video game memorabilia, if they shared a bedroom. But they've slept in separate beds since moving in together in June, so Deary has free reign over his bedroom design — and how much space he takes up on the mattress.
One in four Americans have chosen to sleep separately from their partners for a better night's rest, according to a 2017 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, the most recent data on the trend. The concept is now popular and polarizing enough to have a name, "sleep divorce."
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