How do you sleep with your partner in bed? Well, a new study says if you rest more than an inch apart, you are both probably sad.
According to the Telegraph, couples who sleep 30 inches apart are less happy in their relationships than couples who are basically inhaling each other’s breath all night. For the Edinburgh International Science Festival, University of Hertfordshire researchers culled 1,000 polled responses from people and found that 86 percent of partners who slept less than an inch apart said they were happier than the ghoulish 66 percent who probably just like their space.
They also found that the most popular sleeping position is lying back-to-back while about a third of people slept facing the same direction. Only four percent face each other and twelve percent of couples spent the night less than an inch apart, which means most of us are unhappy if this survey is right?
Another tidbit? Extroverts like to cuddle and creatives are more inclined to sleep on their left side.
“The key issue is if you have a couple who used to sleep close together but are now drifting further apart in bed, then that could symptomatic of them growing apart when they are awake,” said Prof Wiseman, the author of Night School, which examines the science of sleep and dreaming. "Change in a couple's sleeping habits is the important factor."
Cuddling is great and I believe most of the world’s problems could be solved with a good, non-skeevy hug. But when it’s time to pass out, who even knows if your partner is still cuddling you. You’re asleep! The best sleep I ever enjoyed was on a California King bed where my man and I didn’t touch at all all night. We woke up the next morning, like ‘How are you all the way over there?’ Like Diana Ross once sang, “Touch me … and then just (roll over).”