More couples across the United States are reconfiguring their homes with separate bedrooms for him and her, the New York Times reported.
However, sociologists and couples say the trend has less to do with sex and more to do with snoring, crying children and general sleeping habits.
A survey conducted this year by the National Association of Home Builders predicted that by 2015, more than 60 percent of custom-built houses will have dual bedrooms.
Experts told the Times that the change reflects the changing role of women in society, and that it is more important than ever for women to get adequate sleep, as more women are simultaneously caring for a home and playing pivotal roles in the workplace. Stephanie Coontz, director of public education for the Council of Contemporary Families in Chicago, told the Times she interviewed many couples who said they were "confident enough that they have a nice marriage, but they don't particularly like sleeping in the same room."
"I don't think it says anything about their sex lives," Coontz said.
Experts also said that often couples have actually reported an improvement in their marriage after implementing the two-bedroom approach to sleeping.
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