One in seven British couples are more inclined to sleep in a separate bed to their partner, new research has revealed. 

A new YouGov poll examined the sleeping habits of 2,000 UK couples and found that 15 per cent of Britons said if cost and space were not an issue, they would sleep in a different bed to their partner. 

The study found 10 per cent of Brits would sleep in different beds in different rooms, with the other five per cent preferring to sleep in different beds in the same room.

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And 76 per cent would rather share the same bed as their partner.

The study also revealed that women are more likely to prefer to sleep by themselves, with 19 per cent preferring to sleep in their own bed compared to 11 per cent of men. 

Factors could be that men are more likely to snore and women tend to be lighter sleepers.

A study last year revealed one in four British couples regularly slept in separate beds because they were stressed, with 25 per cent sleeping in a different bed to their partner because of snoring.

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton were famous for having two entire homes between them and when they were ready to hit the hay, they slept in separate beds because Burton snored and paced when he couldn't sleep. 

Having children is also a factor as to why couples choose not to sleep in the same bed. 

It was revealed that Kourtney Kardashian and her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick slept in separate rooms because Scott couldn't sleep with their son Mason in the bed.

While Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Phillip, sleep in different bedrooms. According to the Daily Mail, this is not down to snoring, but because it is an upper-class tradition to avoid a 'flying leg'. 

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