Cuddle up and stay close

hotel_room_1600_wht_12721Couples who cuddle up in bed are more likely to have a good relationship.

That’s according to Professor Richard Wiseman and his team of psychologists at the University of Hertfordshire who studied the sleeping habits of 1,000 people.

Professor Wiseman said; “What happens at night reflects what is happening during the day. One of the most important differences was how much couples touched.”

94% of couples who spent the night in contact with each other were happy in their relationships compared to only 68% of those who didn’t touch.

And the farther apart the couples were during the night the more likely they were to be unhappy with their relationships. 86% of couples who slept less than an inch apart  were satisfied compared to only 66% of those who slept more than 30″ apart.

The most popular sleep position was back-to-back (42%) followed by sleeping facing the same direction (32%) with only 4% sleeping face-to-face.

If you’re having problems it might help to cuddle more, after all looking into someone’s eyes makes them appear more attractive.

Previous research has shown that women in long-term relationships fell asleep more quickly and woke up less during the night than single women or hose in new relationships.


One thought on “Cuddle up and stay close

  1. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    Tis true

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