How to Read at Night Without Disturbing Your Partner?

Do you love to read in bed, but doing so disturbs your partner? Then, here you will find the three accessories that will make it possible for you to read in bed without disturbing your partner or spouse.

To read in bed without disturbing your partner/ wife or spouse, You can get any one or the combination of these 3 accessories: 1) A book light that lights only the book and not the whole room. 2) A sleep curtain for some kind, to keep the light within your area. 3) A sleep mask for your partner, if he or she is comfortable.

1. Clip-on Focused Book lights

This is a quick and easy solution for reading in bed without disturbing your partner. Just get a clip-on book light with focused light that attaches to the book using a small clip.

While choosing the book light for reading at night without disturbing your spouse, you need to make sure that the light is focused only on the pages, and is not too bright. Otherwise, it will fill the entire room and disturb your partner.

Best reading lights to not disturb partner while reading in bed

For more options, you can check my article on best book lights, where your will find multiple type of book lights to choose from. You will get to know different types of book reading lights and what is the best in each category. And if you like a certain category, then you will find a link that will lead to the more options in that specific category.

For example, if you like single head rechargeable clip on LED book lights than you will find a link there that will lead to the best options in that category. Other types of book lights include, Around the neck huglight, head lamp, and AA battery operated clip on book lights.

2. Sleep masks

Black out sleep mask for your partner if you want to read without disturbing your roommate spouse or kids.

Complete Black out sleep mask for your partner if you want to read without disturbing your roommate spouse or kids.

If your partner feel relaxed and can sleep wearing sleep masks, they can be a life saver as well. But first you need ask and make sure that your partner do not have a problem wearing them while sleeping.

This can be a simple and quick fix, if your partner is willing, and it feels comfortable to him or her.  

3. Sleep curtains

Another option to keep the light limited to your reading area, is to use a sleep curtains. It is not as quick and fast. You need to invest some of your time to make that possible. And it only works in situations where you read on the same place every day.  

Sleep curtains work by providing you a private space in which you can read comfortably without worrying about the light leaking all over the face of your partner.


You can use any of the method, or use a combination of these methods to read in bed without disturbing your spouse. It all depends on the severity of the problem, and what suits you and your partner.

For most people, Focused book light with the ability to control the brightness, works best.