- DEALING WITH TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCES
How do couples deal with this difference?
One way is to have a "sleep divorce". This is when you sleep in separate beds (and or bedrooms). Sleeping in separate beds comes with an obvious cost.
Studies show that sleeping in the same bed reduces stress levels and can actually boost your oxytocin levels.
Oxytocin is a hormone that is frequently associated with your social life.
Staying in the same bed is important for your relationship.
“We often see it discussed in relation to attachment and social-related behaviors, including empathy and bonding,” says Lily Brown, PhD, Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania.
The next time you argue about sleep temperature in your bedroom, remember this science!
If you aren't sleeping well at night, chances are that your partner isn't sleeping well either.