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
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
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