When it comes to cohabiting, the bed is probably the trickiest place in the home to share. You meet there every evening and spend the next 7-8 hours side by side. Unless one of you works nights or you sleep in separate bedrooms, that’s the way it is when you’re in a romantic relationship.
If you’re compatible sleeping mates, great. But what if you’re not? A recent study found that sleep and relationship satisfaction go hand in hand. That’s kind of a no-brainer when you think about it, but their findings revealed some interesting facts nonetheless.
A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP MAKES FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE
We know sleep is important for our physical and mental wellbeing, but did you know it plays a role in your relationship as well? What they discovered after surveying 1000 Americans is that a whopping 96 percent of couples who feel well-rested say they feel satisfied with their current romance.
If you’re not sleeping well, try instituting some bedtime rituals, such as drinking herbal tea, giving yourself a 5-minute massage or taking a hot bath just prior to hitting the hay. If you still find yourself counting sheep, find out your Sleep IQ to see what other improvements you can make.
SLEEP POSITIONS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MEH
When it came to favorite sleep positions, men and women were unanimous in their number one choice. Both preferred sleeping on their sides facing away from each other, with a small amount of space between their bodies.