16 benefits of not having a man in your bed

Happy looking girl lying on a bed

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So many men, so many reasons to sleep alone. But have you ever tried to sum up the advantages of sleeping alone at night? We did. So next time somebody feels sorry for you because you’re ‘still’ single, you can make them feel sorry for themselves with these arguments.

1. More room for you
No man in bed means more room for you, obviously. You can use as much space as you like without bothering anyone. It also means you won’t wake up feeling cold in the middle of the night because he took your part of the blankets.

2. No snoring
You won’t wake up in the middle of the night because your precious is imitating a chainsaw in his sleep. Trying to sleep next to snoring men is hard. And it’s totally horrible if you need to find a way to do this night after night. You’re allowed to feel relieved now that it’s over, sister!

3. Not getting punished for snoring
Women can ofcourse also keep their lovers wide awake in the sack… nobody’s perfect. But at least you don’t have to put up with him trying to wake you at night to stop you from snoring. He won’t push you or kick you in your sleep if you’re sleeping alone. And at the same time, you won’t be anoying anybody. It’s the perfect solution, right?

So many men, so many reasons to sleep alone

4. You can go to sleep whenever you want
You’re already falling asleep in the sofa while watching television. He’s still actively tackling monsters in some computergame. When you go to bed and sleep after a while, he’ll be there and wake you up again – robbing you from precious sleep. Because, as you probably know, it’s not that easy to doze off again.
This one also works the other way around. There won’t be anyone waiting up for you, so there’s no curfew and an unhappy boyfriend if you break it. Yes you can… stay up late if you feel like watching Magic Mike once more.

5. You can wake up whenever you want
He feels like waking up at 5 a.m. every morning to go jogging before work. And even though you could sleep a little while longer every day, you automatically get up when his alarm gets off.

Well, single ladies are better in bed: they can sleep all day.

6. You decide how you want to wake up
At 5 a.m. every morning, the noise starts. The first second his alarm goes off, you feel like you’ve ended up in the military. That’s how your waking up ritual could look like when there’s a man in bed.

When it’s just you, you wake up with sunshine on your face, with your radio alarm clock or with that song you love – that you programmed as your waking up song on your smartphone.

7. It’s ok to have stuffed animals in the bed
No, you’re not the only (nearly) grown up woman who has stuffed animals in her bed or bedroom. And it’s ok, because that makes you feel less alone and there are some very good memories attatched to those fluffy cuddly toys.

Convincing a man of that, however, is not always an easy thing to do.

8. Nobody minds if you read a book/work on your laptop in your bed
Not a fan of stuffed animals? Maybe you prefer books – or last minute lookups on your computer. Or maybe there’s this e-mail you suddenly remember you forgot to send. Boyfriends often don’t like it if you take the laptop or books to bed – probably because that means less quality time for them.

But if you’re sleeping alone, you can read 50 Shades of Grey all night long if you like. Christian won’t mind.

9. It’s ok to leave the light on
Just to be clear: if you don’t really need light, turn it off for the sake of the planet. But if you’re reading a magazine or you’re checking your smartphone before you go to sleep for example, it’s ok to leave the light on for a while. You won’t disturb anyone.

But when there’s a man in your bed, he won’t like the fact that you’re still reading while he just wants to sleep. And we don’t even blame him, but him bitching about it is annoying for you both. And it won’t get you any more sleep if you’re having an argument at night.

10. You get to use the sheets you love
So you like bright pink sheets? The choice is entirely up to you!

11. Nobody complains when you get up in the middle of the night
You can’t sleep at night and you decide to get up and go to the bathroom or take a drink. If there’s nobody sleeping besides you, there’s nobody who you’ll be waking up. Go for it!

12. You don’t have to smell his morning breath
Myeah… we know why you prefer to kiss him after he brushes his teeth.

13. He doesn’t have to smell yours
Well… no comment? If you’re single, there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

14. He doesn’t have to see you without makeup
You won’t have to rush to a mirror in the morning if you’re sleeping alone. And you can wear whatever you want in bed. We’ll leave the ‘whatever’ up to your imagination.

15. You don’t have to please anyone – no headache excuses needed
Speaking of imagination…

16. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want
So you’ve made some friends with benefits lately? Or you simply like to eat cookies in bed? Clean up afterwards and nobody will ever know about your nasty little habbits.

17. (You can have guests over)
Last one’s extra since it depends on how you interpret it. On one hand, you can invite your little brother or your best friends to spend the night at your place. On the other hand, if you invite a man into your home and bed, you might want to think carefully about what you’re getting yourself into…


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