It never fails. When a couple goes to bed, one person wants to turn on the romance. And the other just wants to bury herself under the sheets, wishing she didn’t have to spend another second with the smelly loser lying next to her. At least, that’s how our relationships work.
David Haggerty experienced his own marital dysfunction. He was always hot in bed, but his wife was always cold. (We mean that literally, as in “Brrr, turn up the freakin’ thermostat, you cheapskate.”)
She insisted on fuzzy flannel sheets year round, which meant a lot of sleepless summer nights for him. “I’d end up lying in a puddle of sweat,” he says. (Not exactly the kind of sweaty sheets one hopes for.)
They argued for years until he came up with a solution: A bed sheet with cool cotton on one half and polar fleece on the other. It worked so well, Haggerty figured he could sell it to other couples — and maybe save a few marriages in the bargain.
His patent-pending Split the Sheets sets retail for $85. The product had a short run on Target.com and even appeared on QVC. Sales are going well, but Haggerty isn’t quite ready to quit his day job at the grocery warehouse, where he works as a manager.
Still, every night he comes home to pack up sheet sets and ship out the orders that came in during the day. But given the newly improved state of his marriage, that’s probably not all he does at night.