As couples in the UK lead increasingly independent lives, a
survey has revealed as many as one in ten now sleep not only in
separate beds, but different rooms entirely.

The research, conducted by insurance company esure, also found
that seven per cent of Brits have a separate bathroom from their
partner and 18 per cent watch TV or read books in separate

The company's research found that 12 per cent of people have their
own room which they do not allow their partner to spend time in -
with ten per cent of men having a games room and four per cent of
women having a powder room.

Nikki Sellers, head of home underwriting at esure, said: "They say
that 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' and this may be the

Earlier this month, the Sleep Council launched a new campaign
encouraging couples to continue to share a bed.

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