Many factors go into creating a meaningful and lasting relationship: mutual affection and respect, a shared sense of humor, a fulfilling love life. We all know that things like “communication” and “date nights” go a long way when it comes to improving your relationship, but have you ever considered just how much of an affect your mattress has on your romance? Hear us out:
Good sleep gives you a better sense of humor
Healthy relationships thrive on laughter, and a good sense of humor requires...being well-rested. You know how when you’re tired, funny jokes just grate on your nerves? This is because humor requires that the brain work at a high level of cognition. In order to do so, the brain must be given the opportunity to restore itself during sleep. In short, love is dependent on laughter, laughter’s dependent on sleep, and good sleep is dependent on a good mattress.
Good sleep makes you look better
Everyone is familiar with the old adage about getting your “beauty sleep,” but a Swedish study found that getting a proper 8 hours of sleep made people verifiably more attractive than if they had been deprived of sleep. Do your partner and yourself a favor: ensure you look your best by getting enough shut-eye every night.
Good sleep improves your sex life
The verdict is in: proper sleep leads to more sex. A 2015 study found that an extra hour of sleep made women 14% more likely to have sex with their partner. If you're not getting sufficient rest, it is likely that your sex life is suffering as well, which is why it’s so important to make sure your mattress allows you to achieve not just enough sleep, but deep, high-quality sleep.
Better conflict resolution
Of course, relationships are not all about laughter, attraction, and sex—inevitably, conflicts occur. Luckily, the right mattress can enhance your ability to actually resolve conflict with your partner. For one thing, you are more likely to fight with your partner if you're not getting enough sleep. This is because people who do not get proper sleep have more negative emotions and are demonstrably worse at resolving conflict. Furthermore, because of sleep's effect on the prefrontal cortex—the location that performs the executive function within the brain—getting proper sleep allows you to make better decisions and be more understanding during the stressful times when you and your partner aren’t on the same page.
Turns out the humble mattress is at the root of a lot of love’s problems and blessings. So what are you waiting for? Do yourself and your partner a favor and upgrade to a better mattress today. Molecule’s line of high-tech, high-comfort mattresses—and ultra-soft, breathable sheets—are ready to help you take your relationship to the next level.