Being close to your romantic partner makes you feel good and content. This is what everybody would agree to. But, do you know that smelling your lover’s shirt can improve your sleep pattern and quality? Yes, you read it right. A recent research conducted by the researchers at the University of British Columbia has revealed that exposing yourself to the scent of your romantic partner overnight can help you experience a better sleep quality. Also Read - Want to Wake up Fresh? Know And Understand The Sleep Cycle First
The researchers explained, “Physical presence of a long-term romantic partner is associated with positive health outcomes such as a sense of safety, calm and relaxation, which in turn leads to better sleep. By signalling recent physical proximity, the mere scent of a partner may have similar benefits.” Also Read - Alzheimer's Disease: Even a Night's Disrupted Sleep Can Put You at Increased Risk of Developing The Condition
Apart from this surprising way of falling asleep comfortably, there are some other tips that you can consider to improve your sleep. Increasing your exposure to bright light during the day can keep your circadian rhythm healthy and help you sleep properly. Circadian rhythm actually tells your body when to be awake and when to sleep. Also, reducing exposure to blue light in the evening can be good for your sleep pattern. This is because exposure to blue light later in the day or at night tricks your body and makes it believe that it is still day time and therefore, you must not sleep. Also Read - Suffering From Sleep Apnea? Your Tongue Size May be Responsible
Additionally, you must stay away from caffeine. Being a stimulant, its consumption can stop your body from relaxing at night. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, “Consuming caffeine up to six hours before bed significantly worsens sleep quality.”
To have proper sleep, you can also set your bedroom temperature. Bedroom temperature has been found to affect your sleep quality more than external noise. This is what a research published in the journal Sleep has revealed.