Are things getting a little stale in the bedroom?
Well, according to a new study the best way to spice things up is to get a new bed, and sleep alone away from your partner!
Couples who sleep apart have revealed that their relationships IMPROVED because they were finally getting a better nights sleep!
Scientific studies now show that for a significant number of couples, sleeping apart and avoiding distractions like snoring and restlessness have done wonders for their relationships.
Penrith psychotherapist and couple counsellor Melissa Ferrari agreed couples can benefit from sleeping apart, especially “if one or both in the partnership suffer sleep problems and issues.”
“The benefits of sleeping apart is that you get the bed to yourself, you can have the room temperature how you want and like and you can rise and wake without disturbing your partner,” she said.
Founder of the Centre for Human Sleep at the University of California Matthew Walker said 10% of relationships fail because of sleep issues.
“Couples who have not slept well report significantly higher levels of emotional conflict the next day,” he said.
“In addition, couples who are not sleeping well become physically exhausted and fatigued, leading to less emotional and physical intimacy.”
“Getting better and longer quality sleep raises testosterone levels, vital for both men’s and women’s sex drives,” he said.
Prof Walker said diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and even suicide all have links to insufficient sleep.
“In simple terms, the shorter your sleep, the shorter your life,” he said.