Why Couples Should Go to Bed at the Same Time, According to a Study
Some of us are night owls and some of us are morning people. Despite the differences in our sleeping habits, couples try to adjust, and sometimes they don’t see why they should. That’s where researchers came in and made couples go to sleep at the same time. By doing this, they found out that it resulted in a better outcome than they (and the couples) expected.
Here at Bright Side, we will introduce you to a few of the reasons why you and your partner should go to sleep at the same time.
It could make pillow talk and cuddling part of your daily routine.
Every couple craves cuddling and a little small talk with their loved one. But how many of us actually make time for this? That’s why sleeping together at the same time will allow you and your partner to have a daily cuddle and even some extra time to talk about your day.
It’s not just that, science says that cuddling makes the body release the neurotransmitter oxytocin. This helps in bringing you closer to your partner and feeling more satisfied with them around.
It might help you solve your problems and arguments.
Sometimes the smallest things can turn into arguments and if we take too long to try to solve them, they will just stall and we’ll find ourselves in a bad mood for days. But when you go to sleep with your partner at the same time, you will have a chance to talk about those arguments and problems, and figure them out. Accordingly, it will help you have a better morning and a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning.
It could help you to synchronize with your partner.
Going to sleep at the same time as your partner will help you to adjust together, become synchronized, and get more comfortable with one another just by sharing a bedtime. It can also help you avoid unnecessary irritation when either of you wakes the other up because of your bedtime difference, which can lead to waking up in a bad mood.
It could improve your physical health.
Sleeping together isn’t just about the relationship, but also about the performance of your body. It can lower your blood pressure, help power up your immune system, and help reduce inflammation.
It could also improve your mental health.
Your physical health isn’t the only thing that will improve— your mental and emotional health will get a boost as well. It can reduce anxiety, and help you feel more grounded and relaxed. Eventually, it will be easier to have conversations with your partner with ease, and it’ll also help you improve your day by making you feel happier.
Have you ever tried sleeping at the same time as your partner? What are some of their sleeping habits that you find annoying? Tell us how it feels in the comments!