New Study Suggests Couples Sleep Better Than Singles

If you share a bed, you know it can be nice to have the whole thing to yourself occasionally. You can spread out, roll around, and discover some new space.


But overall, you’re probably sleeping better when your partner is in bed with you.

At least that’s the result of a new study published in the journal Sleep.

The study suggested that adults who share their bed with a partner have less severe insomnia, less fatigue, and sleep longer every night. They also report greater satisfaction in their lives, and lower levels of stress, depression, and anxiety.

Surprisingly, this was true even if partners snored and rolled round at night.

Researchers learned that people who slept with an adult partner stayed asleep longer and had a lower risk of sleep apnea. But if they slept in the same bed as their child, they were far more likely to have sleep problems.

The findings are interesting because they run contrary to studies conducted in lab settings, which suggested people who slept together tended to have more shallow sleep and that movement led to arousal in the brain.

It’s hard to explain why people sleep better next to a partner than they do alone. But there are theories. Some believe that it may have something to do with safety or socialization.

It could be that through much of history, for example, people slept in groups around a fire. It could simply be that it makes people feel safer.


Of course, it could also be that people who are more anxious or depressed tend to sleep alone because of those challenges,

It will also vary by individual. If a person’s partner causes them to feel stress or uncomfortable, they may not sleep as well as someone who’s put at ease by their partner.

In any event, if you’ve been sleeping separate from your partner, maybe try getting back into bed together. It could have some benefit.

Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.


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