Enough! The average person lasts 90 minutes before finally kicking a snoring partner out of bed

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NEW YORK (StudyFinds.org) – Does snoring kill relationships? You better believe it! Two in five Americans have ended a relationship because of their ex-partner’s poor sleeping habits.

A survey of 2,000 adult couples found that sleep compatibility is important to 78% of respondents. The average person will only endure a snoring partner for an hour and a half before throwing them on the couch or moving on. Unsurprisingly, more respondents would be reluctant to move, admitting that they would rather ask their partner to do so (70% versus 67%).

So it’s also not surprising that of the 65% of people who sleep with their partner every night, 56% would rather repeat separately.

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Driven by OnePoll in partnership with Natrol, the study found that 37% identify as “night owls” who like to stay awake as late as possible, while 27% of respondents consider themselves “early risers” who get up before sunrise. Sun. Three in four say they’ve had to adjust their sleeping habits to accommodate their partner, and 65% say their loved ones have had to do the same for them.

Respondents too admit they snore more than their partners (47% versus 25%) while their loved ones take up more space on the bed than them (45% versus 32%). Some people, however, are just as guilty of stealing the blankets as their partners (36% vs. 35%). More than half of Americans identify themselves as light sleepers (57%) and 49% have a pet that frequently sleeps with them.

Speaking of pets, pet owners also treasure their furry friend’s sleep – a third of those respondents would prefer disturb their partner’s sleep than their pet if they were stuck in an awkward position (32%).

“Couples can work together so they both adopt healthier bedtime routines,” Hanan Wajih, Natrol’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “Sacrifice your bad habits and work on complementing each other’s sleep practices to become the ultimate couple in bed.”

Bad sleep, bad day

Obtain a good night’s sleep goes both ways, as 77% agree it also affects them when their partner doesn’t sleep well. Three in four respondents say being on the same page with nighttime routines helps them and their partners rest better (74%).

On average, it takes people 43 minutes to fall asleep at night, but more than a third of Americans take longer (36%). Stress (47%) and finances (47%) are what keep people up at night the most – and when people can’t count sheep, they like to watch a movie or television (49%), listening to music (49%) or browsing social networks (48%).

Respondents seek a variety of benefits from their sleep, including a positive mood (43%), energy (41%) and a clear head the next day (41%). However, 76% believe that the quality of their sleep could be improved.

“We know sleep is the foundation of our health, both mental and physical, which is why a healthy sleep routine can lead to healthier, happier relationships,” adds Wajih.