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Several creators that are in romantic relationships are revealing that they’re big proponents of what’s known as the “Scandinavian sleep method.”
Erica Stolman Dowdy (@ericastolmandowdy) and her husband love visiting Copenhagen, Denmark. As a result, she recently felt compelled to give their home a “Copenhagen-inspired” makeover — like using “fun colors” for their bedsheets. The most exciting part of this makeover, according to Dowdy, was their adoption of the Scandinavian sleep method.
“So in Copenhagen, not once have I slept with one duvet,” she said on Sept. 22. “It’s always two twins. And we sleep so good. Nobody’s too hot or too cold. It’s absolutely amazing. … This is just absolutely the comfiest way to sleep. … It could save marriages.”
Dowdy’s video, which as of reporting has more than 4.4 million views and 360,700 likes and was even featured on The View, has also garnered nearly 2,000 comments. Many creators, it appears, are also in favor of using separate duvets when sleeping alongside their significant other, or anybody else in general.
“My husband and I have been doing this unknowingly for years. We call it hotdogging,” @luvdubb wrote.
“Everyone thought my husband and I were crazy for sleeping w/ 2 comforters but it’s truly saved us!” @alyssatuller added.
“This is a game changer,” @hazofaus also replied. “So dam good, after spending time in Norway it’s the only right way to sleep with your partner.”
What exactly is the Scandinavian sleep method?
Also recognized as the “2-duvet system,” the Scandinavian sleep method is popular in the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway and is also practiced in other European countries, including Iceland and Germany, Verywell Mind reported.
By integrating two separate duvets (or blankets or quilts) for you and your partner, it is believed that couples, according to Verywell Mind, “have a happier and easier time sleeping in a bed together by taking away the problems that sharing a blanket can lead to.”
Aric Prather, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, spoke to the Knot about the benefits of integrating this method:
- Helps resolve temperature differences.
- Cuts down on sleep disturbances.
- Preserves the shared bed experience.
On Sept. 23, Courtney Stacey (@courtneybstacey), who recently got back from a trip to Norway with her husband, explained that they “slept so well” in their “own little duvet pods.”
“It feels almost taboo to say we wanna sleep with two separate blankets, but it was kind of awesome,” she said. “I don’t know. I think I would do it again.”
Raychel (@notluxe) explained on Sept. 9 that people used to think she and her husband were “so weird” for always sleeping with separate comforters. A recent trip to Europe, however, made her feel vindicated.
Liz Udell (@lizoodell) stitched her own video with Dowdy’s and claimed that she felt “seen.”
“Oh my God, I had no idea that this was a thing,” Udell said on Sept. 26. “But yes, yes. Two different blankets. That’s how we sleep. That’s how we’ve always slept. … I guess we are doing the Scandinavian method. And we couldn’t be happier.”
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