WATCH | The Bachelor’s Lauren and Arie are sleeping separately, for a good reason

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Bachelor's Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. recently shared just how intense it is raising twins, especially in terms of their sleep routine

The couple welcomed their twin babies Lux and Senna in June and have only just started to get a handle on maintaining a healthy routine. 

"One wakes up at ten, and the other wakes up at midnight, and before you know it, you've gone through the whole night, and you haven't slept," Arie said about his twin girl and boy's sleeping patterns. 

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Sleeping separately and in shifts 

Admitting that some nights have been "complete chaos," the couple say that sleeping separately and in shifts to make sure they each get as much rest as possible has been a life-saver since they also have their 2-year-old daughter Alessi to raise. 

"I'll sleep in the twins' room; I'll take a night. Lauren will sleep in the twins' room the next night just to give each other a full night's rest. The other person who has a full night's rest handles Alessi in the morning. It's working pretty good," Arie said. 

The former reality stars say picking up the slack for each other has also been a major help. 

"We can sense when the other needs a little bit more heavy lifting on the parenting end," Arie said. Lauren added that the secret has been to "balance each other out". 

"You can't both break down at the same time," she said. 

Watch the video above for more. 

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