Getting enough sleep has this positive perk—couples are more satisfied with their partners when they are rested. Researchers at Florida State University studied 68 newlyweds over a 7 day period. Each couple recorded the number of hours slept and answered 2 sets of questions on a scale of 1 (not satisfied at all) to 7 (extremely satisfied). The first set of questions focused on relationship satisfaction. The second set focused on experiences in 9 areas such as chores, conflict resolution, and amount of time spent together. Researchers found that husbands, in particular, were less negatively impacted by bad experiences when they had sufficient rest. The paper, “The Rested Relationship: Sleep Benefits in Marital Evaluations,” was published in the July issue of the Journal of Family Psychology.
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