Sleep and Relationships


Did you know sleep (or a lack thereof) can have an impact on your relationships? When you get poor sleep, your emotions are thrown off. When a person is sleep-deprived, the amygdala – the part of the brain that ties emotions to memories – doesn’t function properly. This could lead you to overreact or not notice someone else’s emotions. A lack of sleep can also make you sick. Insufficient sleep makes you more likely to contract the common cold, which can keep you from being in contact with your partner for a period of time. One other way sleep affects relationships deals with sleep schedules. If you’re a night owl, this may put you on a different schedule than your partner – thus causing intimacy and other relationship problems. Click here to read more about how adequate sleep is important for a healthy relationship.

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