NHS doctor explains why you should never sleep in the same bed as your partner

An NHS doctor has said people should "sleep divorce" from their partners and always kip alone to avoid being "chronically sleep-deprived".

Surgeon Dr Karan Rajan, who shares his medical knowledge on his TikTok and YouTube accounts, explained that most people are just not compatible when it comes to snoozing.

In the clip, which has been watched more than 700,000 times, he warns: "You should always sleep alone.

"If the other person moves around in their sleep, or snores, that will stop you getting into the deep stages of sleep your body needs to recharge, affecting sleep quality.

"Not everyone shares the same sleep cycles, forcing two people to share the same bedtime will leave one or both chronically sleep-deprived."

Even worse, he says sharing the bed – and the duvet – with your significant other could leave you hot and bothered.

"One of the triggers you need to fall asleep is a drop in core body temperature," he continues.

Sharing a bed with someone increases body heat, so it's going to take longer for you to fall asleep."

The video has been "liked" more than 96,000 times and fans were quick to share their own experiences of sleepless nights.

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One person said: "My husband sleeps in his own room lol he snores and likes the room warm. I love the room cold and quiet. Married 25 years."

"The cuddles are worth the sleep deprivation," commented another user.

Someone else said: "I swear by separate duvets never slept better."

Dr Karan has previously told his followers how sleep cycles work and explained how to calculate your perfect bedtime to feel refreshed.

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According to the NHS, adults need between seven and nine hours sleep and children need between nine and 14 hours sleep.

You probably do not get enough sleep if you're constantly tired during the day.

It recommends avoiding alcohol and caffeine at least six hours before bed and not eating a big meal before you go to sleep.

Exercise earlier in the day and and taking an hour to wind down before trying to sleep can also help, it said.

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