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Spending More Time In Dreamland Can Lead To A Dream Marriage

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In today’s busy world, we don’t leave ourselves much time to recuperate from our hectic schedules. In the United States alone, as many as 50-70 million adults report having sleep or wakefulness disorders including conditions like snoring and sleep apnea.

These sleep obstructions don’t just interfere with our restfulness. Lack of sleep can also impact the happiness in our relationships.

A study conducted by Florida State University found that when husbands and wives get more sleep than they usually do on the average night, the following day, they report increased happiness and satisfaction in their marriage. Basically, more time spent sleeping leads to a more content relationship.

These findings makes it even more imperative to get a good night's sleep even though it isn’t always easy. The average adult needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night but reports getting less than 6 hours instead.

In order to unlock the benefits of more sleep, you have to get the restfulness.Consider making some night time upgrades to bring more pleasant dreams to you and your partner.

1. Makeover Your Bedroom

If your bedroom isn’t conducive to rest, you won’t be getting the extra shut-eye you need. There are a few easy ways to makeover your bedroom into a more comfy and inviting space.

Invest in thick blackout curtains that will obscure outdoor street lights or the morning sun and let the soothing darkness lull you into a restful sleep.

What you sleep on matters too so look into high count, light weight sheets or a quilted mattress topper to pamper your tired body. Once you feel comfy and relaxed, restful sleep isn’t too far behind.

2. Ban The Gadgets

There’s no doubt that we like to spend time on our electronics, but that's part of what is keeping us awake. Fix that by banning electronics in the bedroom.

Set a curfew and enforce it when using phones, computers, and tablets. The stimulation you get from checking your electronics before bed and in the middle of the night prevents your brain from entering into deep sleep.

Also consider limiting television use at night. Falling asleep with the T.V. on will prevent restful sleep because of the light and noise it will fill your bedroom with. Ban the screens an hour before you plan to sleep and use that time to let your brain wind down instead.

3. Eat Better To Sleep Better

 

What we put into our bodies matters. What you had for breakfast yesterday may control how you’re sleeping tonight so be conscious of what you’re taking in and when.

Stimulants like coffee and alcohol need to be avoided close to bedtime. You also wouldn’t want to try sleeping right after a big meal. It will make you feel sleepy, but that sleep will be restless because of responses from the digestive process.

While it’s important to stay hydrated all day, drinking lots of water before bed will keep you up all night. If you need a snack before bedtime, choose a banana, almonds, or low-fat yogurt. All are great natural sleep aids.

Extra sleep will make you more energetic, focused, and happier so don’t skimp on the sleepytime. After all, if it means having the marriage of your dreams, it’s worth it to spend a little extra time in dreamland.

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