This European Bedding Hack Will Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

This European Bedding Hack Will Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Tired of being tired? Is it your partner’s fault? While it may sound harsh, holding a small grudge against your partner for disturbing your sleep is much more common than you might think. According to a 2017 report by the Sleep Council, 25% of people get a poor night of sleep thanks to – you guessed it – their partner.

Whether it’s because your partner tosses and turns all night or you play a never-ending game of tug-of-war with the duvet, most couples face challenges when it comes to finding the right comfort level for both parties.

But what can be done about it? Leave it to the Scandinavians to have it figured out. With a method now commonly known as the Scandinavian sleep method, you can change your entire sleep experience by simply swapping out your trusty duvet for two separate ones.

We know, it almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s been tried and tested, and hordes of two-duvet converts sing the praises of the Scandi method for saving their sleep and their relationships!

What is the Scandinavian sleep method/ 2-duvet system?

The Scandinavian sleep method, also known as the 2-duvet system, is shockingly easy to implement. You keep your normal bed, normal fitted sheet, and normal flat sheet, only swapping one large duvet for two smaller ones.

This means that each partner has their own duvet to toss, turn and cuddle up in all night long.

Why two duvets?

Anyone who has ever slept with a restless sleeper can attest to the fact that it’s not a fun experience. By choosing two duvets instead of one, you minimise the impact that your partner’s nighttime movements have on you and vice versa.

Not only does having your own duvet mean less blanket-hogging, but it can also mean less waking up throughout the night. If your partner gets in bed later than you do, oftentimes it’s the small movement of the duvet that wakes you up. Similarly, temperature differences can hugely affect your sleep. If you get too hot or cold in the middle of the night, you might wake up and find it difficult to doze back off.

By having one duvet for each partner, both of you can better select one that works with your internal furnace. If you run cold, a thick fluffy duvet may be your prime pick. And if your partner runs hot? No problem! They can get their own lightweight duvet as well.

Pros and cons

So it might sound great, but what does having two duvets really look like? All design choices – no matter how practical – have their pros and cons, and the Scandinavian sleep method is no different.


  • Each partner can choose a duvet that suits their temperature and thickness preferences.
  • You can enter or exit the bed during the night without disturbing your partner as much.
  • If you or your partner gets sick (it happens to the best of us), you can easily take off just the one duvet to wash it, rather than unmake the whole bed and risk waking up your resting partner.
  • Both partners can curl up in the blankets as much as they like.


  • Nighttime cuddlers might feel like it creates a barrier between them and their partner.
  • Adding another duvet to your bed means another duvet that needs to be washed regularly.
  • If you’re used to having one big duvet, it can take a while to figure out how to style a 2-duvet system. We’ve found that having a throw at the foot of the bed provides continuity and helps create a cohesive look.
  • It can be more expensive – in certain instances, buying two small duvets can cost more than one larger one.

So we’re curious to know. . . will you be trying the Scandinavian sleep method? If you do give it a go, we’d love to see it! Take a pic and tag us @hempgallery on Instagram.

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