Sharing a bed ''can strengthen a relationship''
Partners who share their bed together every evening could have a stronger relationship than those who sleep apart, a new study has shown.
According to the Sleep Council, there are a number of tips that can help partners to rest more soundly when sleeping alongside each other, with the age and state of the mattress
being one of the most important factors in each individual achieving a good night's sleep.
For those who are keen to build a strong and fulfilling relationship with their loved one, sharing a bed
is seen as one of the greatest intimacies, but it can pose the problem of stopping one another from getting the amount of restful sleep they need each night if certain issues arise.
Some of the most common complaints regarding sharing a bed with a partner include the problems of snoring, fidgeting that keeps one partner awake, as well as old and worn out mattresses making sound sleep more tricky to achieve.
Events that could point to the need for a new mattress for partners include the development of lumps and bumps, as well as sagging or involuntary rolling around during the night.
Should partners decide they are going to purchase a new mattress, they should agree to shop for it together to ensure they get a product that will suit them both and help them to achieve more restful sleep together.
Furthermore, people should buy as big a bed as they can afford and fit in their room, as more space means sleepers will not become cramped during the night and they will therefore be able to relax more fully when in bed with their partner, leading to a stronger relationship as each is not keeping the other awake.
Meanwhile, psychiatrist at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco Dr Laura Davies recently told the San Francisco Chronicle that avoiding drinking alcohol, eating and smoking prior to heading up to bed can be one of the best ways to ensure the body is prepared for sleep better.
Those who eat or do activities just prior to sleeping may find it more difficult to get off to sleep, as their body is still highly active at this point.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes