Want A Better Relationship? Change The Way You Sleep Together

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Want A Better Relationship? Change The Way You Sleep Together
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Many random things about your lives, from your stress levels to your social media use, can have an effect on how you treat each other, and ultimately, if you'll make it in the long run. After all, relationship tend to end not just because of one thing, but a combination of many things.

Well, it's time to nip one of the small things in the bud by changing the way you sleep. Whether it's that you can't sleep when you're in bed together, or you end up having incompatible sleeping positions, learning how to sleep better is the best way to save your relationship in the process.

Are you sleeping in the correct position together? Are you sleeping within the right amount of distance? What should you be wearing to bed? We have the answers for you after gathering six ways couples should sleep together for a better relationship, based on studies.

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1. Ditch the clothes.

Cotton USA conducted a study where they asked couples what kind of clothing they wear for bedtime, and how satisfied they were with their relationship. A whopping 57 percent said they go to bed naked and are happier compared to 48 percent of couples who like comfy pajamas.

Cotton USA believes the nudist sleepers were happier, since it leads to more intimacy.

2. Sleep closer.

If you or your partner like sleeping farther apart because you get overheated easily, it's time to either turn the AC up or get thinner sheets. A survey conducted at Edinburgh International Science Festival found that out of a 1,000 people, partners who slept less than an inch apart were more likely to be happy with their relationship.

3. Don't be afraid to touch.

"One of the most important differences involved touching. Ninety-four percent of couples who spent the night in contact with one another were happy with their relationship, compared to just 68 percent of those that didn't touch," said the psychologist who led the same study, Professor Richard Wiseman according to The Telegraph

Plus, who doesn't get better sleep with a nice touching reminder that the one you love is sleeping next to you?

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4. Get a proper amount of sleep.

You've heard it once and you will hear it a million times. That's because too many people underestimate the power of a full night's sleep.

According to a study published by the University of California Berkeley, a poor night's sleep can lead to conflict within your relationship due to inability to read your partner's emotions and increased negative feelings. To put it simply, you're going to be cranky, so just go to bed on time.

5. Don't feel alarmed if you like a certain sleeping position.

Not the type of couple to face the same way while sleeping? That's totally fine.

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According to the University of Hertfordshire survey, 42 percent of couples sleep back to back while 31 percent faced in the same direction. The most important thing is still to be close together and touch.

6. When all else fails, sleep apart.

Just like many other things in life, how to sleep better isn't a "one size fits all" situation. If you both really tried to make sleeping together work, but you or your partner's sleep apnea is too much of a disturbance, don't be afraid to separate.

Toronto's Ryerson University revealed through research that 30 to 40 percent of couples sleep apart at night. If that means they are getting a good night's sleep so they aren't snapping at each other the next day, it's for the best. 

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Nicole Weaver is a love and entertainment writer. Follow her on Twitter.