"Never go to bed on an argument."
It's a sage piece of advice that has been handed down through the
generations, but new research shows that going to bed without a
kiss goodnight could be just as bad for your sleep
quality.


To mark International Kissing Day, yesterday (6th July), we're
sharing our new research which reveals that 36 per cent of Brits
have a disturbed night's
sleep
if they neglect to pucker up with their partners before
bedtime.


The poll of 1,000 Brits found that
71 per cent slept better after giving their loved ones a goodnight
kiss, with Scottish respondents being the most convinced that a
kiss is the key to a good night's sleep (74 per cent).


However it isn't all sweetness and
light, 57 per cent of Brits admitted they argue with their partner
in bed, compared to a paltry 15 per cent which used bedtime as an
opportunity to tell their partner they love them.


Silentnight's sleep expert Dr Nerina
Ramlakhan, commented on the findings: "Sharing a kiss with the one
you love before bedtime shifts your mindset away from the stresses
of the day. Hearing that people sleep better after a good night's
kiss makes sense, as kissing decreases the stress hormone, cortisol
and increases serotonin levels in the brain*, so can have a similar
effect to meditation, which is a great way to drift
off."


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