Why do couples sleep together? If you really think about it, what’s the reason?

Don’t get me wrong, I am still in wedded bliss, but my husband is away this week for work.

And I haven’t slept this well in years.

I’m like a giant starfish stretching out for the first time with a fortress of pillows surrounding me, and I wake up feeling like a new woman every morning.

That’s when Michael asked the pivotal question: “Who came up with ‘You are married, you need to sleep together?’”

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Honestly, what’s the point? You are simply sleeping and society decided you must share that space with a loved one. It’s interesting when you really think about it.

As an adult, I can name a few reasons why one bedroom is ideal for a married couple, but that’s a different conversation. This one is about the need for uninterrupted, tranquil sleep – which apparently only comes when I have the middle of the bed instead of a side.

There’s no denying I get better sleep, but does that mean we should sleep in separate rooms?

“This is for the rest of your life. You’re going to suffer your sleep?” asked Michael.

That’s when we opened the phone lines, and Liz from Freetown was candid about her sleeping arrangements with her husband of twenty years.

“We have three kids, the youngest one is five years old, and she insists on laying down with me almost every night,” she said. “One of us always ends up leaving and sleeping on the (pull-out) couch.”

Truthfully, Liz prefers the couch.

“It’s more comfortable,” she admitted. “It’s nothing personal.”

Maybe I have some considering to do. We all deserve a great night’s sleep, and if I’m going to spend the rest of my life with this person, maybe it’s time to put together a man cave for him and a little oasis for me.

What do you think?

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