Couples fight 167 times a year

Published: April 27, 2012

More than 20 percent lose two hours sleep every night because of noise. Ten percent even considered splitting up. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: Snoring, allowing kids to sleep in the bed and leaving the reading light on are among the many reasons why couples argue in the bedroom at least 167 times a year, a study has found.

One in 10 couples in Britain has a night-time fight at least twice a week over their partner’s “sound effects” while sleeping, said the study by Premier Inn, one of the biggest hotel brands in Britain.

More than 20 percent lose two hours sleep every night because of noise. Ten percent said they were even considering splitting up because of it, the Daily Express reported.

One-fifth of men admitted they woke themselves up with their own heavy breathing.

Other reasons for fights include being too hot or too cold and a lack of passion on the bed.

“Most of the arguments couples have in the bedroom are down to habits that are easy to resolve as a relationship develops,” said Claire Haigh of Premier Inn.

Reader Comments (1)

  • curious
    Apr 28, 2012 - 10:33AM

    Couples fight because majority of them don’t have the life skills these days and their brought up is quite bad in that they have not been taught that petty stupid things are not worth fighting for. I notice from my experience people argue about things that are NOT important and the MORE important things in life are brushed aside ever so lightly.

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