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Does your partner make you want to sleep? What this says about your relationship according to experts

If you often find yourself feeling sleepy in the presence of your partner, don’t worry about your relationship, it’s not necessarily a bad sign. Instead of indicating deep boredom, it can actually indicate a happy and fulfilling relationship according to several researches.

The role of emotional security in the couple

According to Tasha Bailey, an accredited psychotherapist and relayed by Glamour.Uk, when we let’s feel safe and comfortable with our partner, our body can relax so much so that we are ready to fall asleep. This feeling of security as a couple activates the parasympathetic part of our nervous system, the part which is responsible for our relaxation. As a result, our breathing deepens, our heart rate slows, and we find ourselves falling asleep more easily. This reaction can be explained by the fact that we are programmed to fall asleep in a safe environment, a tendency inherited from our ancestors sometimes living in hostile environments, who could only fall asleep when they felt safe.

Chemical reactions in the body

Being close to our partner can trigger the release of hormones linked to love and well-being, such as oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine. Oxytocin, often called “cuddle hormone”, strengthens emotional bonds in the couple and promotes relaxation. Serotonin is associated with feelings of happiness and emotional stability. As for dopamine, it is often linked to reward and pleasure, which can contribute to a state of well-being conducive to sleep.

The response to our partner’s breathing

Hearing our partner’s regular breathing during the night can also play a role in our desire to fall asleep. This regular breathing can induce an automatic response in our own nervous system, resulting in deeper, slower breathing. This calm and regular breathing can soothe us and promote state of relaxation conducive to falling asleep.

Olfactory memories

Smells are powerful in evoking memories and emotions. Our partner’s familiar scents can trigger pleasant memories and strengthen our feeling of comfort and security. These olfactory memories can contribute to a feeling of relaxation and well-being, thus encouraging our desire to fall asleep in the presence of our sweetheart.
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published by Carole Cillec THE 02•04•2024

Carole Cillec

Source: Grazia

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