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Clean Up, Stat! This One Messy Habit Contributes To High Divorce Rates, New Data Reveals

Nov. 4 2021, Published 2:47 p.m. ET

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It's not always easy to live with your significant other, and now Bed Guru has revealed people's top bedroom pet peeves and bad habits that may lead to problems — or divorce.

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The home supply company polled many people in the U.K., and 40 percent of people believe their No. 1 pet peeve is eating food in bed. 38.08 percent of people believe leaving clothes on the floor is annoying, while 35.76 percent don't like it when their other half snores.

Some other quirky habits that made the list include not making the bed, duvet hogging, leaving the bedroom light on at night, not closing wardrobes or drawers properly, passing wind in bed, not washing duvet or pillowcases regularly, setting too many wake up alarms, playing on the phone at bedtime and twitching whilst asleep.

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When it comes to top bedroom bad habits, 41.97 percent says eating in bed drives them crazy, while not making the bed came in second place.

Some others include leaving clothes on the floor, playing on the phone at bedtime, duvet hogging, snoring, not closing wardrobes or drawers properly and more.

The survey also revealed that 83.3 percent of divorced respondents complained about their partner’s (or ex-partner’s) messy bedroom habits.

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"The bedroom should be a harmonious and calming place, and if there are clothes on the floor or crumbs in the bed, you will feel distracted, which can cause your mind to feel overwhelmed, and it could impact your sleep. This could lead to a strained relationship with your partner, as sleep deprivation can be a number one cause of mood swings, and mood swings can often make your irritated with the people closest to you," Carl Walsh, resident sleep expert and owner of Bed Guru, shared.

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These are insightful things to know before you shack up with someone — or if you already live with your partner, pay attention so that you can live in domestic bliss.

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