But did you know that eight out of 10 of us no longer kiss each other goodnight and a quarter say they cannot bear their partners touching them while they are sleeping?
That’s quite depressing really isn’t it? And now further research is also telling us that our poor sleep habits are impacting on our love life too. After a bad night’s sleep people are less appreciative of their partners and show less gratitude. If you’ve ever suffered yourself, you’ll know what I mean!
With around 50% of sleep disturbance caused by sharing a bed here’s our top tips for ensuring you have a successful night under the duvet together:
• Make sure you’ve got enough duvet to go around! Duvet hogging is a common grumble amongst those sharing a bed.
• Take snoring seriously. It’s really very annoying especially if it’s a regular occurrence and one of the main factors in why couples sleep separately. See a GP for advice if you have a snoring problem.
• Buy a bigger bed. Did you know that a double bed only gives you and your partner the same space to sleep in as a cot? With the average person tossing and turning up to 60 times a night you’re bound to be disturbed by a restless sleeper. Not only is it investment in your sleep, it’s investment for your relationship.
• Turn off gadgets before bed – they’re a turn off for your partner too! Plus the blue light that emits from mobiles, iPads etc can unconsciously play havoc with your body’s circadian rhythms and wake you up at inopportune times.
If you want to see what lack of sleep can do for romance, or should that be nomance, watch this video here.
Remember that bedtime should be a blissful part of any day – not just Valentine’s day – the point at which you close the door on the world, cosy up together in bed and then drift off into a solid night’s sleep.
So on that note, I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day – enjoy!