Relationship Satisfaction Influences Sleep

Humans spend up to one-third of their lives sleeping. The quality of our sleep directly influences our physical and mental health. Furthermore, new research suggests that sensing that our partner understands and cares for us actually impacts how well we sleep.

The research tells us…

Restorative sleep – or high quality uninterrupted sleep –keeps our physical health from deteriorating. This kind of sleep requires a feeling of safety and security – an absence of threats. In addition, a responsive social partner provides the strongest source of these feelings. Sleeping with a responsive partner lowers anxiety and arousal. Thus, our own sleep quality improves.

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