How a better relationship can help our sleep

Research has found Adults who share a bed with a partner or spouse sleep better than those who sleep alone.

And, sleeping with your significant other in the same bed can lead to a better relationship.

A team from the University of Arizona found those who shared a bed with a partner most nights reported less severe insomnia, less fatigue, and more time asleep than those who said they never share a bed with a partner.

Those sleeping with a partner also fell asleep faster, stayed asleep longer after falling asleep, and had less risk of sleep apnea.

It was also found that sleeping with a partner was associated with lower depression, anxiety, and stress scores, and greater social support and satisfaction with life and relationships.

Sleeping alone was associated with higher depression scores, lower social support, and worse life and relationship satisfaction.

“Sleeping with a romantic partner or spouse shows to have great benefits on sleep health including reduced sleep apnea risk, sleep insomnia severity, and overall improvement in sleep quality,” – lead author Brandon Fuentes

Over 1000 working-age adults were involved in the study with the effects of bed sharing evaluated by way of surveys.

The research was published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep.

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