Have a sound sleep during night if you want to lead a happy married life for ever in life. A new study says, a good night’s sleep can diminish the effects of marital discords and help couples to work out the differences that might emerge in their marriages.
When couples get sleep more than average they are more pleased with their marriages, at least for the next day, the results explained.
“The universality of our findings is important,” said one of the researchers, Heather Maranges from Florida State University, US.
“That is, we know all people need sleep. Regardless of the stage at which a couple is in their relationship or the cultural context in which they’re embedded, each member of the couple can be adversely affected by not getting enough sleep,” Maranges said.
The research included 68 newly married couples. During seven days of the study the couples were asked to record the number of days they had a good sleep. then they were told to respond to two sets of questions on a scale from one to seven.
The first set asked about the overall relationship satisfaction. The couples were asked to answer questions such as, “How satisfied are you with your marriage today?”
The other set was about their relationship experiences in nine categories based on the amount of time spent together and solution to their conflicts. It included categories like household chores as well.
“Husbands were less negatively affected by bad experiences in those nine areas when they got more sleep,” showed the findings published in the Journal of Family Psychology.
“That is, sleep buffered the effects of specific negative events and evaluations on their broader, more general satisfaction with their marriages,” the study pointed out.
The findings highlighted the significance of sleep as it relates to self-regulation or self-control, which influences how married couples feel and think about their partner.
“Self-control requires energy that can be replenished when our bodies are in the resting period known as sleep. In other words, sleep offers self-regulatory benefits to relationships.”
“Up to one-third of married or cohabiting adults report that sleep problems burden their relationship,” the researchers wrote in the paper.