Collateral Health Benefits You May Not Have Suspected
Naturally, many in relationships prefer sleeping together—but the most obvious benefits aren’t the only ones that develop in terms of overall positive health impact. Here we’ll briefly explore five notable benefits of sleeping together.
For the best health overall, just like eating right and exercising regularly, sleeping together as a couple is eminently advisable.
- A Stronger Relationship
This may take a little time to get used to for newlyweds. However, when you sleep together every night, eventually at a subconscious level this becomes a sort of baseline upon which your relationship is, at least partially, built. There’s a deep and comfortable bond which comes from sleeping together.
- Stress Reduction And Deeper Sleeping
Once your sleep cycles are aligned, stress reduction and how deep your sleep ultimately is will both benefit. Your spouse gives you comfort, and that helps you fall asleep faster, getting more restorative sleep overall as a result. It’s a sort of win-win upward spiral for each of you.
Again, starting out, this may take a few nights or weeks to get used to; but once you “hit your stride”, you’re going to be doing much better as a couple overall in terms of necessary rest.
- More Opportunity For Intimacy
Sexuality is good for relationships, and if you sleep together regularly, you’re more likely to have an opportunity for such intimacy. Couples who sleep separately are ultimately more “frigid” in this area.
That said, you do want a good mattress for such intimacy. For some valuable info in this area, be sure to check out this great article about mattresses for couples.
- Enhancement Of Mood
Going to bed with someone besides you will likely positively impact your dreams. Both of you will wake up more refreshed, as the cycle of sleep becomes ingrained into your regular cycles. Altogether, both of you will have a better mood when you regularly spend the night together in the same bed.
- Reduced Blood Pressure And Immune System Support
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night by yourself after having a terrible dream? That’s apt to get your heart pounding. Poor sleep that is in an isolated setting contributes to unhealthy blood pressure. Similarly, your immune system is less strong when you sleep alone. Immune systems need input to become strong.
This is what’s behind inoculation theory. In a nutshell, inoculation is all about safe exposure to inert pathogens so macrophages in your bloodstream learn how to deal with viral interlopers beforehand. Adjuvants keep viruses weak so when the real thing comes, it doesn’t hit you so hard. That’s the idea, anyway; inoculation theory is sound, but adjuvants have their issues.
At any rate, sleeping together has partially the same effect with less risk, and more involved enjoyment overall. When you’re sleeping with someone regularly, you’re in close contact with their unique microbial biome. That biome has aspects of it your own individual biome doesn’t.
Your immune system can interact with your spouse’s biome, “learning”. In a safe environment, your body at the cellular level figures out how to “deal” with diverse threats. Accordingly, when sickness comes, you’ll be able to recover more quickly should you be part of a healthy couple that regularly shares a bed.
More Advantages Than You May Have Expected
Here’s a more comprehensive list of advantages that accompany sleeping together. In a nutshell, five of the most important involve reduced blood pressure and immune system support, better mood, greater intimacy, better sleeping helping to facilitate reduced overall stress, and a relationship that has greater strength overall.
Provided you’ve both got the right sort of mattress, you’ll be able to fall asleep quicker and be more healthy overall. So in a nutshell, though the obvious benefits of intimacy exist, this is really only the very beginning of associated advantages when it comes to the clear benefits of sleeping together as a couple.