Going by psychologists, it is no longer wrong to ask for your own bed despite being in a relationship. “As such, a marriage is not dependent on sharing the same space. I believe that separate beds are actually becoming quite common these days. The reason could be that each partner has a different work routine and thus bedtime is not fixed, more so with international coordination and various time zones. The other reasons couples could be sleeping in separate beds could be because either of them cannot handle either the snoring, or kicking, or tossing and turning in bed of the partner,” explains Hvovi Bhagwagar, a Mumbai based psychotherapist.

Hvovi believes that in today’s world, separate beds make a lot of sense if it means waking up fresher and energetic.

Featured in New Woman, March 2017