Sleeping Together It Can Harm Your Health and Your Relationship

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If you think
that sharing a bed with your partner boosts your relationship, you
may be wrong. It may actually be doing harm to your health and your
sex life studies show.

Dr.
Neil Stanley
, a sleep specialist says that a good night’s rest
is more important than getting close to your significant other.

He said that
the idea of sleeping together is a relatively new idea. Before the
industrial revolution it was not uncommon for couples to sleep in
separate bedrooms but as people moved into the cities and were cramped
for space it became a necessity.

In ancient
Rome the marital bed was meant for a couple’s sexual relationship,
not for sleeping reports
BBC News
.

One study found
that the average couple had 50 percent more sleep disturbances if
they shared a bed.

The University
of Surrey professor said that sleeping apart could prevent couples
from getting poor sleep that leads to depression, heart disease,
strokes, lung disorders, traffic and industrial accidents, and divorce
reports the Nerdy
Science Blog
.

As reported
by BBC News, Dr Stanley, who sleeps separately from his wife, was
responsible for setting up one of Britain’s leading sleep laboratories
at the University of Surrey. He said that people of today should
consider doing the same.

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September
12, 2009

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