I’m old enough to remember my grandparents’ sleeping arrangements.
They each had separate bedrooms. It worked well for them. Neither one asked the other for a divorce.
I’m convinced it was because they got a good night’s sleep.
Every morning they were happy to see each other at the breakfast table.
My parents followed suit, but not entirely. They slept in twin beds, but in the same bedroom.
They too didn’t get a divorce.
I’m beginning to wonder if it’s sleeping in the same bed that is the cause of so many busted marriages these days.
When was the last time you saw an ad for twin beds on TV?
And have you noticed the changes in mattresses lately?
Manufacturers have shaved off the width on the queen size and re-packaged it.
You can no longer flip the mattress to evenly distribute your weight on the bed.
Everything now has pillow-top-softness, but the mattress is still guaranteed to break down in 5-7 years no matter what the warranty says.
And the prices! Some kings are the price of a trip to Europe.
When did a mattress become a luxury item?
When Hollywood started featuring sexy scenes with the stars in the same bed together.
I remember Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in separate beds and they were still funny.
Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore slept in twin beds and we still laughed.
Today everybody’s in a king-size bed and grumpy.