Toronto Sun: Sleep Divorce?


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Summary of Article

Studies show that couples suffer 50% more sleep disturbances if they share a bed. Sleep is a critical way that we heal our physical and emotional bodies and our bed is the temple to support that healing. Empaths are highly sensitive people who absorb the stresses and emotions of others into their physical bodies. They are even more vulnerable to taking on those energies when they’re tired. Empaths are often light sleepers so sharing a bed with a partner who is snoring or tossing can have a significant impact on an empath’s well-being. As I wrote in The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, sleeping in the same bed with someone else can be overrated.

In this article in The Toronto Sun, I share why sleeping in a separate bed or room from your partner can positively contribute to your physical and emotional health without impacting the intimacy in your relationship.

Read the full article on The Toronto Sun here.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on

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