A new study has found that people who feel loved, appreciated and cared for by their partners get a deeper and sound slumber.
The study analysed data provided by 350 couples aged between mid-30s and mid-80s. The couples had to provide data detailing how much their partners or spouse cared for them, how well they were understood and how appreciated they felt.
They were also quizzed on how anxious they were, whether they were depressed and provided other general health information.
Some of the couples had to wear wrist-watch like gadgets to monitor their weekly movements and to establish how well they slept.
Researcher, Dr Emre Selçuk found that the couples who felt understood and cared for slept best.
According to Daily Mail, Dr Selçuk said spouses who feel of secure and content find it easier to relax.
He also said that anxiety interrupts sleep, increasing nightly awakenings which result in poorer daytime functioning.
“Taken together, the evidence suggests our best bet for a happier, healthier and longer life is having a responsive partner.”
The study is published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.