It turns out there really is some science as to why your sorry,
single self is going to bed at night alone and waking up miserable.
probably not the first people to tell you this — and don’t get all offended
when we do — but you need to find a partner. According tocollective research by Andrea Petersenin The Wall Street Journal, sleeping
with a partner in the same bed provides an array of health benefits. And it doesn't stop there.
scientists hypothesize that sleeping with a partner may be a prominent reason
people in intimate relationships tend to be in better health and live longer
than sad and lonely singletons.
really is caring after all, at least when it comes to your sheets. Thenew studychallenges
previous findings that women don’t sleep as well with someone else in their bed
and that both sexes move around more when sleeping together.
may be true, according to Wendy M. Troxel, an assistant professor of psychiatry
and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, “the psychological benefits we
get having closeness at night trump the objective costs of sleeping with a
don’t be so quick to f*ck ‘em and chuck ‘em next time, ya feel?
another reason to love your partner more: Sleeping together promotes feelings
of safety and security, which may lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.
bed may also reduce cytokines, involved in inflammation, and boost oxytocin,
the so-called love hormone that is known to ease anxiety and is produced in the
same part of the brain responsible for the sleep-wake cycle,” suggests the WSJ.
you’re feeling anxious before a big exam or presentation, you should give your
cuddle-buddy a call — like a booty call 2.0.
you’re still single, there’s another reason to feel worse about yourself (no,
it’s not about skipping a gym day).
also shows that women in stable relationships actually fall asleep faster and
wake less frequently than single women or those whose relationship status
changed during the study.
you’re going to cuddle your man, make sure you hang on tight and don’t let him
go! Or else you’ll be single, cranky AND tired.
science doesn’t stop there though. If you want to really boost your
relationship happiness,you and your partner should sleep naked.
fairly intuitive; sleeping naked together builds a sense of closeness and
intimacy, which in turn, strengthens your relationship.
A poll of 1,000Brits revealed that 57 percent of
couples who sleep in the nude reported being “extremely happy” in their
relationships, while less than half of the PJ-clad reported the same.
lesson? Even if you ate an entire feast of Chinese food that night, don’t be afraid
to take it off. Take it all off.
science is telling us something we already knew: One really is the loneliest
number. Photo Taken But Not Edited By: Elizabeth Rose Thompson