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  • New research shows that the couple who sleeps together, stays together!


  • Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews - and I don’t think I’m alone when I publicly declare that cuddling is awesome.


  • It’s warm, it’s soft - and according to new research, it’s good for your health AND your relationship.


  • A 2009 study from the University of Pittsburgh found that women in long-term, stable relationships tend to fall asleep more quickly and wake up fewer times during the night, than women who are single or in unstable relationships.


  • Other studies, in recent years, paint a different image though- saying that both men and women move around more when sleeping together.


  • But according to Wendy Troxel, a psychology professor at the University of Pittsburgh, the psychological benefits of co-sleeping outweigh the physical downsides.

    但匹茲堡大學心理學教授Wendy Troxel有不同說法,一起睡覺帶來的心理好處遠大於其在身理上的壞處

  • The science behind it is still unclear, she says, but there are a few theories as to why this is.


  • One hypothesis is that for couples in healthy relationships, sleeping together promotes feelings of safety and security, which may lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.


  • It could also reduce cytokines, which promote inflammation, as well as boost oxytocin - a hormone that’s been shown to ease anxiety.


  • Whatever the reason, it seems one thing is clear: a happy relationship, leads to better sleeping. And vice versa.


  • A 2010 study of 29 couples, found that women who had fewer negative interactions with their partners during the day, also slept better at night.


  • And for men, it was the same - but with one additional caveat: better sleep also led to fewer negative interactions the next day.


  • According to Christina McCrea, an associate professor at the University of Florida, clearing up any relationship issues can often ease insomnia.

    據佛羅里達大學助理教授Christina McCrea的說法,好好的處理感情問題,可以解決失眠問題

  • But what about couples who have different sleeping schedules?


  • Do they still reap the benefits of sleeping together?


  • Well, it seems the answer isnot quite.”


  • According to a 1991 study, couples who went to bed and woke up at different times, tended to argue more, spent less time together in shared activities, and had slightly less sex.


  • Unfortunately, your body’s internal clock isn’t easy to change.


  • So most sleep specialists suggest that couples who have mismatched sleeping times, arrange a “special bedroom timewhere they both go to bed, spend some time together,


  • and then the night owl gets to leave and come back later when theyre ready to sleep.


  • Another piece of advice, is that couples use separate blankets if one of the partners is a particularly restless sleeper.


  • Whatever you decide to do, you can now rest easy knowing that sleepovers are doing your body good.


  • What are your thoughts on this - and do you tend to sleep better or worse, with a partner?


  • Feel free to share your experiences with us, in the comments down below.


  • And as always, thanks for watching Dnews!


New research shows that the couple who sleeps together, stays together!


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