We all like to have a king-size bed just for our own comfort and relaxation, yet it is not uncommon to feel lonely and cold in it. Although sharing your mattress with someone you care about can take up space in your bed, it will also bring you amazing benefits.
Sleeping next to someone can change your life, help you get good quality sleep, improve your relationship, and much more. There are many reasons why you should sleep next to someone, and here are some of them
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It makes you feel safe
You know how kids like to sleep next to their parents because they are afraid of the dark? That's because they feel safe with them. Sleeping next to someone makes you feel safe, so it reduces the chances of having nightmares. Hugging someone during sleep improves our quality of sleep. If you sleep next to your partner you will feel calm and peaceful--much more than when you sleep alone.
It makes you happier
Need a little happiness in your life? Then sleep next to the person you love! If you’re sharing the bed with someone you like on a nightly basis, it makes you happier as it releases dopamine (responsible for feeling pleasure) and serotonin (known as “happy chemical”) in the body, which improves your mood and makes you laugh.
According to the article in Women’s Health Magazine, touching someone releases dopamine and serotonin, and once serotonin is produced, it can be converted into melatonin by the body. Melatonin is a hormone that influences the sleep/wake cycle. You will fall asleep faster, and wake up happier.
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It relieves you of stress
It is very difficult to have quality sleep if you are stressed every day, especially if you sleep alone. If you want to relieve stress, consider sleeping next to someone. When you are sleeping next to someone you care about, your body releases oxytocin that calms you and helps you manage stress.
The person you love will be there for you to hug you, help you solve a problem, make you laugh, or just hug you to sleep. This can lower your blood pressure and lower levels of the cortisol known as the stress hormone. If you combine sleeping next to someone with aromatic oils, warm shower, and massage, you will not be stressed when you wake up.
It makes your relationship healthy
There is nothing better than waking up next to the person you love. This is not surprising, considering that sleeping next to a partner makes people happier and more loved. People who are in a relationship and sleep separately from their partner, tend to feel lonely and depressed than those who sleep next to their partners even when they fought bed.
As reported by University of Hertfordshire survey, 86 percent of couples that slept together were happy in their relationships, whilst only 66 percent of couples who slept with a distance of more than 30 inches between them could say the same. One of the most popular sleeping positions for the couples was “spooning”. The survey showed that the closer the couples spent the night, the strong their relationship. Therefore, it seems that those who cuddle and sleep together are happier in their relationships.
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It improves your sleep quality
Sleeping next to someone you love will improve your sleep quality. And it’s a lot better than watching TV and sleeping alone. First, the light from your television is reducing the melatonin levels in your body, so you can’t fall asleep fast. Second, when you sleep alone, your brain starts to overthink things, even if your eyes are closed.
So, according to research by Andrea Petersen in The Wall Street Journal, you actually fall asleep faster when you sleep with someone else. If you cuddle and talk before sleep, you will feel relaxed, happier so you will probably sleep better.
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It has a good effect on your health
Sleeping and resting are what doctors recommend when we are sick. Sleep is deeply connected with our physical and mental health, which means that if we are not getting enough sleep, it can lead to decreased immune function, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. But sleeping next to the person you love, brings amazing benefits to your health. Sleeping with your partner lowers your stress and blood pressure, boosts your immune system, reduces anxiety, improves sleep quality, and reduces pain.
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It lowers your blood pressure
For people with cardiovascular problems, sleeping next to someone can be great for improving their health. Sleeping next to someone in bed can lower your blood pressure. In agreement with the research done by the University of North Carolina, which recruited 59 women ages 20–49 who had been living with a spouse or monogamous partner for at least six months, those who said they got more cuddles with their partners generally had higher oxytocin levels.
Researchers checked their oxytocin levels and blood pressure regularly. Those with the highest level of oxytocin had the lowest blood pressure. So, if you've had a stressful day, sleep next to your partner.
It improves your immune system
When we catch a cold, we usually spend time in bed sleeping and resting. Sleeping helps us recover and fight the cold. But sharing blanket with your partner can improve your immune system.
As reported by scientists from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, sexually active partners are more resistant to common colds and the flu because they produce more antibodies. But even cuddling will provide you with oxytocin and will boost your T-regulatory cells – key ingredients for keeping your immune system strong. So, fall asleep hugging your partner and you will be healthier.
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It makes you younger
Who wants to live forever? Well, we can't really live forever, but we can look younger by sleeping together! Don’t spend money on expensive treatments when you can sleep next to the person you love and look younger!
Besides being free and undemanding, sleeping next to someone a quality time relaxing, enjoying, hugging, cuddling, having sex and other things that bring you joy. All these things together, according to Scottish neuropsychologist David Weeks, lower your stress level, and make your body feel up to 10 years younger!
It creates perfect sleeping conditions
As you already know, your body temperature begins to drop as you sleep. Although you may not have noticed this during the summer, this can be a big problem during the winter months. There is nothing worse than jumping into a cold bed! In this case, the lucky ones are the ones who sleep with their partner. Sleeping next to someone in bed can create perfect sleeping conditions for you. The warmth of the person sleeping next to you will warm you up. You will not be cold, nor too hot. The sleeping conditions will be just perfect!
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