Although couples commonly complain of their partner snoring, tossing, turning or, in some cases, talking in their sleep, research shows that people who sleep with a partner are healthier than those that sleep alone. Sleep research suggests that there are clear health benefits to sleeping in the same bed as your partner – perhaps lowering the level of stress hormones, and increasing levels of oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone.”
Researchers have found that oxytocin works as a “social glue” that helps bind families, communities and societies. Our body’s release of oxytocin tells us when to trust others, when to hold back and when to be wary. So, it’s no wonder that putting yourself in a position that rises the “love” hormone levels in the body can have a positive affect one’s overall health and well-being.