Study: Snuggle Up Tonight Because Couples Who Cuddle While Sleeping Are Happier Than Those Who Don’t 



Out of 1,000 couples recently surveyed about their sleeping positions and general satisfaction in their relationship, the results were quite clear: whether you’re the big spoon or the little spoon, if you’re part of a couple who are cuddly sleepers, chances are that the two of you are happier than most couples who sleep with a football field of space between them.

Researchers conducting this study in the UK found that:

  • 94 percent of the couples who cuddle during the night are happy with their relationship, vs. 68 percent of couples who stretch out.
  • The most popular position with snugglers is back-to-back (what? Is that technically cuddling?) at 42 percent; the spoon, with both people facing the same direction, came in second at 31 percent; and 4 percent said they spend the night facing each other.
  • 12 percent of couples spend the night less than an inch apart.
  • 2 percent of couples can barely see each other from their opposite sides of the bed.
  • The further the couple sleeps physically from each other, the worse off their relationship is.
  • Extroverts tend to spend the night close to each other.
  • Creative people tend to sleep on their left sides.

So, if you catch him trying to do the Hug ‘n Roll, just remind him how much better off you’ll be waking up in each other’s arms.

RELATED: Study: Couples Get a Better Night’s Sleep When the Wife Is Happy 

{h/t: The Cut

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