Happy Valentine’s day, everyone.

You know what that means, don’t you? Some lovely dinner and a few drinks with your loved one, maybe you’ll do something else like, I don’t know (I really don’t), watch a film? Then it’s back to one of your places and, well, matters are brought on to a more horizontal basis…

It’s the perfect end to a night, everyone knows that, but it’s the when the night actually begins that causes the rift.

Once you’ve enjoyed one-anther sufficiently and subsequently drifted off to sleep, it’s natural to want your space. Sure, you’ll spoon for a bit, but most people will then shift away from their partner to their side of the bed.

But then you get some dangerously dependant lovers who simply can’t bear to be away from their partner and proceed to hog the entire mattress.

It’s not cricket and many relationship experts have cited this for being the reason behind many failed marriages.

Sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley said we’re all very sensitive to sleep-disturbance, when he explained:

When sleeping together, many couples each have less space than a small child has in a single bed.

Humans are most vulnerable when sleeping, so we’re programmed to wake when something or someone touches us unexpectedly.

If someone moves on to your side of the bed, this defence mechanism will kick in and you’ll have a broken night, often while they continue to sleep soundly. I’ve seen it ruin relationships.

Help is on the horizon, though, as Ford – purveyors of cars – have created a bed that rolls bed hogs back to their side when they encroach on your space.

Known as the lane-keeping bed, when someone roles over their designated area, triggering the sensors, they’ll be rolled back over their side. Presumably this can be turned off because you don’t necessarily want that lane-keeping kicking in when you’re getting down to business.

It’s also a chastity bed, I guess.

The bad news is that Ford, for now anyway, have no intention of releasing this bed to the public, and mainly used it to advertise and show off their car lane-keeping technology.

Anthony Ireson, of Ford in Europe, said:

We thought that showing how similar thinking could be applied to a bed would be a great way to highlight to drivers a technology that they might not previously have been aware of.

Just sell it.

Images via Getty, Ford