A study confirms a whopping 61% of people in a relationship reporting sleep troubles, there are a lot of people suffering! A lack of sleep causes all kinds of issues for us in our relationship. We often don't even realise we are suffering or the root cause is. It's only after a few nights of good sleep that the penny drops.
So the impact of poor sleep on our relationship,
Increased number of arguments
Raised levels of anxiety, often we can't tell why
Lack of gratitude
All of this impacts us and our other half massively. It results in unhappy relationships where our satisfaction levels fall off a cliff. The same study did provide some hope, even if one of you get better sleep it increased the relationship happiness.
So how do we fix it? We build our sleep hygiene factors.
Schedule a regular bedtime
Limit alcohol intake prior to bed
Talk to your partner about what you are feeling and how you want things to change
Limit tech before bed
Create a mutually agreeable bedtime routine
Share the problem and unity to find a solution
It is possible to improve your sleep habits, get better sleep and boost your relationship satisfaction in the process. Start small, micro-changes to build towards bigger shifts in your life. Have fun exploring things together.