The Huffington Post published an article regarding seven myths concerning couples and sleep. These commonly held ideas range from assumptions about who snores, to who most prefers night cuddling.
- Insomnia Issues: There is a myth that people who can’t sleep at night have relationship issues. However, there are many reasons why this happens, such as having a medical condition.
- Don’t Go To Sleep Angry: Arguing before bedtime isn’t the best idea. It can prolong the time it takes for you to get to sleep. Know when to pick your battles. Wait, if you can, to bring up the problem.
- Sex and Sleep: Sex can help a couple get to sleep, but it depends on whether it was satisfying for both partners or not. If it isn’t satisfying, then frustration can make it harder to fall asleep.
- Snoring: Supposedly, men snore more than women. This is actually true, up until menopause. Afterwards it’s possible for both genders to snore equally as much.
- Women Like to Cuddle More: There is a belief that women like to cuddle more than men due to a desire to feel safe. However, there is no research to support this claim. Both men and women like to cuddle, but it has been determined that women like to talk more before bedtime than men.
- You Need to Have Similar Sleep Schedules: Couples with different bedtimes might feel it is important to go to bed at the same time. Actually, this makes it harder for someone who goes to bed later to fall asleep naturally. Instead, consider reading in bed before sleep if you’re still awake.
- Happy Couples Touch: Another belief is that happy couples fall asleep in each other’s arms. This might be true for new couples, but usually couples sleep apart for reasons like differing body temperatures or sleep disorders.
Want to learn more about the myths of couples and sleep?
Read the full article here: ‘Women Like Cuddling More Than Men’ and 6 other Couple’s Sleeping Myths You Need to Stop Believing.
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