(Closed) sleeping apart when one person sick?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

We tried to sleep apart the first time one of us got sick, but neither of us slept and I got sick anyway, so we just sleep together anyway…

Post # 4
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We still sleep together.  We still kiss to.  We don’t make-out or anything but we still kiss.

I figure we spend enough time together when we aren’t sleeping that if someone is going to catch something, it is going to happen whether we sleep together or not.

Post # 5
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@newname_99:  My SO and I have agreed the chances of us getting what sickness the other person has is inevitable. If is a flu then it is most likely airborn anyway….Just tell him to suck it up and if you get sick then he can give you cuddles to make you feel better 🙂

Post # 6
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We still sleep in the same bed but, Fiance won’t kiss me on the mouth if he’s sick :/

I’m currently nursing the cold he gave me, but it’s worth it to get to sleep beside him 🙂

Like PP, I figure that we’re bound to pass it on to each other anyway…

Post # 7
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It depends on how sick we are. Darling Husband had food poisoning a few months ago and I slept in a different room the night it was the worst. I had to work in the morning and wouldn’t have been able to sleep with him getting in and out of bed all night. If it’s just a cold then we still sleep together.

Post # 9
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends on how sick we are.  I get pretty bad migraines, and cold/flu illness tends to trigger them for me.  When you add a regular flu to a killer migraine I don’t want to be touched, breathed on, looked at, I don’t want to hear someone move around or talk etc.  So at that point, we do sleep separate.  Other then that specific situation, we both prefer snuggles and cuddles when we don’t feel well.

Post # 10
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

LOL we actually sleep apart quite often, I am a very light sleeper and sometimes prefer the couch. Even if I am not sick, falling asleep watching TV can really help if I’m anxious abotu something.

Post # 11
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@newname_99:  Well tell him he can stop breathing….and that he can’t touch anything either (unless it gets sprayed with antibacterial)…LOL that’s the only way to stop you getting sick Tongue Out

Post # 12
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Chances are if one of us is sick the other will get it… regardless of whether or not we sleep together.. We just say “ah what the heck!”

Post # 13
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If one of us is SUPER sick we definitely sleep apart. Once I had strep throat and this raging cough and all nastiness….if we hadn’t slept apart, I would have kept him up all night for several nights in a row with my coughing, tossing, turning, eating cough drops, getting water. Plus, when I’m sick, I kind of WANT to be alone! I feel more comfortable being phlegmy-coughy-gross in private! lol


Once he got a really bad stomach bug and was up every few hours puking, so we slept apart then, too. I still checked on him a lot, though! haha



Post # 14
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


Post # 15
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

unless its a matter of wanting to get better sleep alone, or being irritated by coughing etc… sleeping apart to prevent virus transmission is a total waste of time.  You’re going to pick it up from common surfaces (phone, remote, doorknobs etc…) anyway.

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