Why Do Married Couples In Japan Do Not Sleep Together?

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As you get into a relationship, you tend to remain close to your partner through every thick and thin. However, in Japan, the case is totally opposite. Married couples in Japan are sleeping separately! In Japan, the houses are small and the beds are cozier like anything. Even such a warm atmosphere does not make the Japanese married couples sleep together. They prefer to sleep on separate beds. Sometimes, couples even change their rooms!

You might be thinking that some kind of intimate issue is creating a hindrance between them. But, it is not like that!

Their belief system has led them to lead a life like this. So, today we at KSM Globe would unravel the main reasons behind the Japanese couples not sleeping together!

Let’s find out NOW!

  • The difference in sleep schedules

The first and foremost thing that comes in between a Japanese married couple is their work. Distinctive work schedules trap them into different routines due to which they are unable to sleep together. Both partners believe in a solid working environment. Therefore, they do not disturb each other and let the other half sleep while they are working themselves and vice versa! So, changing rooms is a good option. Hence, both sleep and wake up according to their own set routine.

In Japan, it is quite normal that the wife might be working and the husband will be free. Similarly, the other times, the husband would be working and the wife would be free. Thanks to the 24/7 working environment of Japan.

Therefore, couples hardly get any time that they might spend together. So, both the partners let each other function according to their own set patterns because it creates a balance in life without unsettling the health of each of the partners.

  • Mothers tend to sleep with their babies

As mothers are known to be an epitome of love and affection, they never prefer to leave their children alone in a room. Especially, Japanese mothers tend to accompany their children while sleeping. Hence, they have to sleep in a different room because babies always make noise in the middle of the night. So, mothers being the best, separate themselves from their husbands so that the husband’s sleep is not distressed as well as the baby has someone to look after him/her all the time!




According to many kinds of research and studies, it is proven that if a mother sleeps with her child, the sleep is much more peaceful and tranquil. Also, when a mother accompanies the child, the child feels a lot safer and nurtures really well. Plus, the child’s temperature and heart rate remain steady which is quite critical in infancy and parents should be aware of it. Additionally, the chances of sudden infant death syndrome are also decreased if the mother is sleeping with her child.

All in all, the child becomes a lot more confident, builds self-esteem, and performs great in school and everywhere else. So, the Japanese mothers make their children robust and strong by sleeping with them and ignoring their fathers!

  • For Japanese wives, sleeping alone is a sign of peace and serenity

No matter what happens, The Japanese women would never compromise on their sleep even if the question is about divorce. Yes, Japanese wives value their sleep a lot and it matters to them the most, more than anything else. Hence, when they are sleeping, they would not like to be disturbed at all.

So, if a Japanese husband is looking to spend some quality time with his wife, he would have to think twice as his wife would not let him hinder her sleep. So, it is recommended to the Japanese men that they think about a surprise in the morning time or whenever the wife is not sleeping. It would definitely help the poor husband to at least get intimate with his wife.




Also, Japanese women prefer calmness in their sleep. So, if you are snoring, or working till late at night, your wife would never want to spend the night with you!

A husband needs to be still and silent while sleeping. This is what Japanese wives like!

Moreover, Japanese women are quite strict about their health. In order to maintain their health, they consider sleeping an important part of their lives. So, if anyone is disturbing their sleep, they openly resist sleeping with them, even if you are their husband!

  • Couples have a history of sleeping separately

If we deep into the marital lives of the Japanese coupes, we would get to know some serious facts regarding the husband and wife sleeping separately, not because they might have fought but because they fancy it this way!

The futons are filled with cotton which provided endless support and comfort to the people sleeping on it. So, in the earlier days, these futons were only of the single size which means it supported a single person. So, even if you wanted to cuddle with your partner, you would end up sleeping on a cold, freezing floor.

It never makes anyone comfortable. Hence, the trend kept on increasing day by day and the Japanese couples started sleeping separately. Even in today’s time, we come across such beddings in Japanese households which means that the couples still prefer single beds to sleep on!

The single beds are also very cozy and eat up less space. So, it could also be the reason for not going with king-size beds. However, you need to sacrifice intimacy for it which Japanese people have been doing for a long period of time!

The Bottom Line

So, here we have come to the end. I hope now you know why Japanese couples sleep separately. Tell us what you think about this tradition? Is it fatal for a healthy marital life or not? We would love to hear about your response in the comment section below! Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe to our channel!

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