February 11, 2019 2 min read
Have you ever wondered how your romantic relationships affect your sleep? Not only do your relationships have a significant impact on your sleep, but your quality of sleep also directly impacts your romantic relationships. Let's take a look at the relationship between love and sleep.
The increased psychological state of being newly in love can do wonders for quality sleep and a feeling of being well rested. A study evaluating 60 adolescents who had recently fallen in love concluded that those in early-stage intense romantic love recorded fewer hours of sleep, increased sleep quality and lowered daytime sleepiness .
Not only do relationships have an effect on sleep, but sleep has an effect on relationships. Specifically, an increase in sleep fosters healthier and happier relationships.
A study which looked at the effect of a poor night’s sleep on the amount of conflict in a romantic relationship found that when participants slept worse than they usually do, they reported significantly more conflict with their partner compared to the nights they got a better sleep .
Another study found that sleep disturbances caused by a snoring partner enhanced agitation and tensions among couples, causing an increase in fights and negative emotions such as resentment rage and helplessness .
Along with causing conflict, poor sleep has also been seen to make people prioritize their own needs over their partners, making their partners feel unappreciated .
It is quite apparent that poor sleep has a negative effect on the health of a relationship, but luckily, the opposite was found for good sleep. This means that that the better sleep you have, the better your relationships!
A 443 participant study gathered data to determine a correlation between an individual's perceived higher sleep quality and a high level of satisfaction with their partner .
So there you have it! The better you sleep, the better you love, and the better you love, the better you sleep!
December 06, 2021 4 min read
The holidays can be a hectic time for many. Long-distance travel, family gatherings, gift buying, and finishing up projects can amp up your stress levels. No wonder a 2015 Healthline poll found that over 60% of the respondents said the holidays were a stressful time for them. And with the added stress come sleep problems.
November 22, 2021 5 min read
While we all enjoy a good night’s sleep, some folks like to take it to the next level. You probably know that one friend who makes the snooze button seem pointless. Or maybe know a family member who plans their day around nap times.
November 14, 2021 4 min read
One feature of good sleep is being able to fall asleep quickly. And by “quickly,” sleep experts usually mean 10 to 20 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes after going to bed. If it normally takes you longer than that, you may have a sleep problem.
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