A lack of sleep can destroy a relationship. There are no two ways about it. It causes you to develop various negative traits that will strive to pull it apart rather than help you keep building a strong relationship.
It’s no secret that sleep deprivation stops you from functioning at your best, it affects your mood, mental functioning, and physical performance. Know the 4 reasons why you and your partner need a good nights sleep...
Relationships demand decisions, from the first moments of a first encounter to the fashioning of a stable long-term connection (or break-up): Should you spend time with this person? Should you introduce this person to your family? These decisions require sophisticated sensitivity to the needs of a partner and others around you, and they certainly require an accurate assessment of future consequences.
Sleep, it turns out, plays a large role in the quality of our decision-making.
People desire physically-attractive romantic partners and assume that attractive people are basically better people than unattractive people. Such beliefs can help attractive people during relationship initiation. But if you’re sleep deprived, you’re not looking your most attractive, according to recent researchers from Sweden. They showed participants photos of well-rested and sleep-deprived people—and the latter were judged as less attractive and less healthy.
Get your beauty sleep.
How close you feel to your partner, how secure you feel in the relationship, and how many positive emotions you readily attribute to your relationship are all closely tied to sleep quality. Evidence shows, for example, that spouses with fewer sleep problems also tend to be happier. It could be that relationship woes make for poorer quality sleep, or that a bad night’s sleep affects one’s relationship—but the likely case is one of bi-directional influence. In other words, chances are that changing one’s sleep habits might improve relationship quality.
Making someone laugh is perceived as the Number One way to attract a romantic partner, yet people often don’t realize that their own sense of humor fluctuates with their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Humor requires high-level cognition, and a lack of sleep inhibits it, impacting our ability to appreciate verbal humour. Unfortunately, caffeine and stimulants won’t fix the problem.