Some parents choose to sleep alongside their infants. But a Romper article asks, how should couples navigate that arrangement?

Whether you room share or bed-share, you and your partner’s sleep will probably be impacted in many of the same ways. The only real difference will be how your body responds to bed sharing versus the way your partner’s body handles it. For starters, you can both expect to have more disturbed sleep more often. According to Baby Center, sleep expert James McKenna claimed that in laboratory studies, on average babies who bed share may “arouse” briefly more often than babies who sleep alone in another room. (It’s worth noting, however, that the studies also showed that once awake, the babies who shared a bed fell back asleep faster than solitary sleeping babies.) How light or heavy your partner sleeps will determine how much these sleep disturbances will impact them.

Read the whole story at