If you’re sleeping with a blanket hogger, there’s a perfect solution that will end the tug-of-war for good.
American woman Erica Stolman Dowdy and her husband have started sleeping with two separate blankets in the same bed.
She believes the sleeping style – dubbed the Scandinavian sleep method – has not only helped them get better shut eye but also prevented arguments over duvet stealing.
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“Finally converted to the Scandinavian sleep method… and my marriage has never been better,” she said.
During a trip to Denmark, the couple discovered the beds featured a fitted sheet, no top sheet, and two small duvets.
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“My husband and I love Copenhagen, we’ve been a bunch of times and every time we go… not once did we sleep with one duvet, it was always two twins,” she said.
“And we sleep so good, no one’s fighting over the blanket and nobody is too hot or too cold.
“It’s absolutely amazing.”
Erica Stolman Dowdy and her husband sleep with two separate blankets in the same bed. Credit: Erica Stolman Dowdy
After returning home from their most recent trip, Erica decided to give the couple’s bedroom a “Copenhagen-inspired makeover”.
“There’s no top sheet, those things are absolutely useless, we’re getting rid of that,” she said.
“And the most exciting part? We’re going to do the Scandinavian sleep method – it’s absolutely the most comfiest way to sleep.
“It’s an absolute game changer. Ten out of ten recommend it. It could save marriages, bye.”
According to Sleep Foundation, the Scandinavian sleep method results in couples sleeping comfortably on the same bed – but using their own single-size duvet instead of sharing a larger one.
The practice has many benefits, including minimising sleep-related disruptions and allowing each person to regulate their own temperature at night.
The method earned its name after the practice became popular in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
She says they get better sleep and have stopped arguing over duvet stealing. Credit: Erica Stolman Dowdy
Her video has been viewed more than 3.8 million times, with many saying they couldn’t wait to give the “life changing” sleeping style a go.
“Absolutely need to try the twins duvet, that’s genius,” one said.
Another added: “Implementing immediately.”
Many confessed they have been sleeping with separate blankets for years.
“Once you sleep with two comforters… you will NEVER go back to only one,” one said.
Another said: “Hell yeah – no top sheet, two duvet club over here.”
One shared: “Having separate duvets is the best thing we ever did for our relationship.”
Another added: “Isn’t this the best sleep situation ever? I started doing this a year ago and it saved me from sleeping in a separate room – truly game changing… especially if you have sleep issues.”
Erica gave the couple’s bedroom a ‘Copenhagen-inspired makeover’ after a Denmark trip. Credit: Erica Stolman Dowdy
Meanwhile, many took issue with Erica for not using a top sheet on her bed.
“You lost me at no top sheet – just thinking about washing the blankets weekly is exhausting,” one said.
Another suggested: “Girl, no top sheet? I know it’s annoying to make the bed but it feels so good in the bed.”
One said: “As annoying as the top sheet is… I feel weird touching the duvet.”
While another added: “I’m actually terrified of people who don’t use a top sheet.”
However, many chimed in to say they skip the top sheet as well.
“I never sleep with a top sheet! I always get tangled and I hate it! I sleep so well without it,” one said.
Another suggested: “Who sleeps with a top sheet these days? Wash your quilt and bed covers weekly and you’re quilt every season, it’s so much nicer.”
While one shared “I live in Australia and some people use top sheets and some don’t. I just wash ALL my bedding every four to seven days, it feels cleaner.”
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