HealthDay News reports new research that found that women in happy marriages tend to sleep more soundly than women in unhappy marriages. The research does not answer the question, “Which comes first – does the unhappy marriage lead to poor sleep, or does poor sleep contribute to a bad marriage?”
Either way, happily married women had less trouble getting to sleep, had fewer sleep complaints, had more restful sleep, and were less likely to wake up early or awaken in the middle of the night than women whose marriages were less than ideal.
If your marriage and your sleep are in poor shape, marriage therapy (or individual therapy if your spouse won’t go to therapy) is just what the doctor is ordering. It will improve your physical, emotional, and relational health.