Sleeping With A Duvet Hogger? They May Just Want A Hug
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Last Modified 23 June 2021 First Added 15 June 2020
Each night you will most likely go to bed with an equal amount of duvet covering both you and your sleeping partner. If your partner is one for hogging the covers, you probably don’t wake up to the same sight in the morning. In fact, you have no doubt been awoken by the culprit in the night. If you are reading this and can’t relate, there’s a strong chance that you’re the sheet stealer.
This isn’t a case of one size fits all. There are many reasons as to why some people are duvet hoggers and the reasons vary from person to person. Here are some of the possibilities as to why your warmth is being stolen away from you each and every night.
If your partner is getting too cold at night, their natural instincts will be kicking in to do anything they can to get warmer. If that means stealing the covers from you, then so be it.
There’s nothing more comforting than a nice warm hug from a big cosy duvet. Your partner may just prefer a cuddle from the covers rather than you in the night!
If you or your partner grew up with a sleeping companion such as a doll, teddy or blanket, this may have created an unconscious feeling for the need of a bit of security. Even if you don’t realise it, there may always be the thought in the back of your mind that if you aren’t completely covered up, the monster under the bed may get you!
Read More: Why Do I Get Cold At Night?
There’s nothing more frustrating than waking in the middle of the night cold because your partner is hogging the duvet! Here are some tips on how to stop your partner stealing the covers:
Whatever the reason for the duvet hogging, it is important to remember that your partner is most likely stealing the covers whilst they’re asleep. Refraining from abruptly pulling the duvet back off your partner or arguing in the night will allow you to resolve this issue without losing even more sleep. Try talking to your partner in the daytime to find out their sleeping needs. It could be a case of a simple and easy solution.
Are you a duvet hogger that has found a trick to stop you stealing the covers in the night? Let us know in the comments below.