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.