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Should You Sleep In Bed With A Sick Spouse?
Sleep In A Bed With A Sick Spouse?
Everyone who shares a bed will face the issue of whether or not to sleep with their partner on nights when one of them has a cold or the flu.
If one partner is sick, will the other come down with it because they share a bed? Can you get a good night’s sleep when the person next to you is coughing, sneezing, or otherwise sick? If you are sick will you be more comfortable sleeping alone? The couples I interviewed for my book, Two in a Bed, offered reasons for sleeping together and also reasons to sleep apart when one of the partners has the flu or a cold. I’m not a physician and don’t have medical advice to offer you, but I can tell you what the people I interviewed said.