Some couples are swearing by the so-called Scandinavian sleep method to help them get shut-eye next to their blanket-hogging spouse.
The practice – popularised in Denmark, Norway and Sweden – touts using two twin blankets as opposed to one big blanket, the Sun reported.
Influencer Erica Stolman Dowdy says the Scandinavian sleep method “could save marriages.”
In a video that has more than 3.3 million views, she strips what looks like a kingsize mattress then makes the bed anew, covering each half in its own single-person-size comforter.
“The Scandinavian sleep method is an absolute game changer. 10/10 recommend,” her video caption reads, as reported by the New York Post.
In the video, she explains that she and her husband went to Copenhagen in Denmark where she learned the sleep trick, and she decided to implement it at home.
She also opted for “fun colours” in her decor, which is less about getting good shut-eye and more about making her room pleasing to the eye.
Some of her followers also said the sleep method has been a dream come true for their co-sleeping arrangements.
“Once you sleep with two comforters … you will NEVER go back to only one!!!” one wrote.
“My husband is from Germany and we’ve always done this, my favourite way to make the bed is to fold each twin and turn it sideways fits perfect,” another wrote.
“Yup. Hubby and I have had our own comforters for over a decade. The best,” said a third.
Opposites attract, and that could apply to sleep habits — which is why the Scandinavian sleep method could help.
One spouse may have a higher or lower body temperature than the other, leading to a mismatch in sleep needs, according to the Sleep Foundation. Sharing a blanket could lead to more wake-ups during the night — or one partner taking all the comforter for themself. But instead of kicking the blanket to kerb and filing for a sleep divorce — a rising trend that sees couples sleeping in different rooms — you may want to give the Scandinavian sleep method a try.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission