One-Third of You Would Break Up With Someone Who Did This in Bed, New Survey Finds

First off, it's not what you think. And second, millennials are very firm about no bed crumbs.

We all have our standards when it comes to things we’ll put up with from our romantic partners, but new research states that late-night snacking in bed is where some couples draw the line.

According to new research reported by Talker, four in five Americans say crumbs in the bed lead to the crumbiest night’s sleep. And millennials, especially, are not having it—and will go as far as to break up with someone over it.

The research was conducted by OnePoll for Serta Simmons Bedding and surveyed 2,000 adults to help figure out which habits disrupt and impact sleep the most. Thirty-five percent of respondents admitted to eating in bed—snacking on their fave cookies, chips, and more crummy treats with no shame.

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Millennials seem to be the most bothered by this from a personal standpoint. In fact, 38% would consider ending a relationship if their partner left crumbs in the bedsheets.

Temperature fluctuations and pets sleeping in the bed were two other common sleep disruptors, but apparently not enough of a deal breaker for millennials to call it quits.

If this sounds like news to you, it means you’re not watching enough TikTok, because videos highlighting the trials and tribulations of crumbs in the bed is a recent viral phenomenon. The hashtag #bedcrumbs currently has over 95.6K views.

YouTube personality Jeremy Lynch even created an entire video about how, despite all efforts to keep them at bay, crumbs can still sneak into your bedsheets and disrupt your sleep.

The visual has even grown to become an insult for some. “You ever meet someone that is the human form of crumbs in the bed” went viral after Twitter user @MollyJemson posted it in 2017.

If you’re a chronic bed snacker, don’t worry, there’s hope for your relationship. Lots of tutorials exist on TikTok to help you figure out the best way to get rid of bed crumbs—from buying a mini vacuum to using a lint roller and more.

When all else fails, just rebrand the idea of bed crumbs into “nighttime exfoliation,” as TikTok user @gigi.peche likes to call it.

That’s one way to rebrand it.

So, which side are you on: Team snacks in bed or team no crumbs?

Katka Lapelosova
Kat is a born and raised New Yorker exploring the world as she writes, eats, and everything in between. Read more