Benefits of Sleeping with Your Partner

According to a study by Professor Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire, 20% more couples who sleep within an inch of each other are happier in their relationship than couples who sleep further apart.

Even for babies, basic skin-to-skin contact benefited in stable heartbeat and breathing, improved brain development and function, and increased sleep time. The use of the kangaroo mother method, or kangaroo care have mothers carry naked newborn babies and placing them directly on their skin and was developed in Colombia 1970s when the hospital did not have sufficient incubators to care for all premature babies. 

That is the power of physical touch.

Indian mystic Osho once said, “Sex is raw energy. When you are having sex, you are very near to the center of creation, to the very source of life.” 

Sleeping with your partner is simply one of the most extraordinary expressions, and an sexual intimacy one of the most beautiful experiences unique to mankind. 

Sexual compatibility is exceptionally important in contributing to meaningful, long-lasting relationships. Some of the happiest couples I know all reported the same thing – They’re not only enjoying regular sex, but they also explore in the bedroom together, and they tend to share the same frequency of appetite. 

How can sleeping with partner (including sex) strengthen committed relationships though? Let’s find out.

Sleeping with Partner Relieves Stress

Twenty seconds of skin-to-skin contact alone triggers your body to release oxytocin, which combats cortisol.

Orgasms can not only increase sexual satisfaction, but the release of dopamine and endorphins help increase your sense of happiness, reduce your stress level and delivers a flood of positive emotions. 

Touch as often as you can, whether is it hugging, or kissing, or just holding hands while walking. It’s not just a stress buster, but it also gives you a healthy post-sex glow.

Sleeping with Partner Improves Connection & Intimacy 

Skin-to-skin contact creates an intimacy feedback loop – the more intimate you are behind closed doors, the more this intimacy will likely spill outside of the bedroom. This is especially important to people whose love language is Physical Touch. 

You are, in essence, sharing your deepest self with your partner. When enjoying your most private fantasies, it creates a bubble where only both of you exist, one of trust and immense love, one where vulnerability becomes the gateway for open and transparent conversations. 

Just as a house requires constant upkeep, relationships also require consistent efforts.  Needless to say, the more you have such experiences, the more it would strengthen your emotional bond with one another. 

Sleeping with Partner Improve Sleep

We all know sleep is one of the building blocks to supporting a healthy lifestyle, and your mental well-being. 

When you orgasm, a hormone called prolactin is released, and that little buddy is key to gifting you with a longer and deeper REM sleep. Post-sex kisses and cuddles also chalks up points on the relationship satisfaction chart!

Sleeping with Partner Boosts Immune Systems

Did you know that regular sex can also improve your immune system?

A 2004 study proved that sexual frequency is directly linked to significantly higher levels of Immunoglobulin A (IgA). Other studies over the years have also linked sexual activities to better memories, lowering the risk of heart disease and even helping to relieve migraines.

The benefits don’t stop there – Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that men who enjoy more orgasms reduce their risk of prostate cancer by a third. Imagine that!

Sleeping with Partner Cures Morning Sickness?

Surprise, surprise! This news is a big one: A psychologist at SUNY-Albany has put forth a theory based on findings that expectant mothers who were continually exposed to their husbands’ semen seemed less likely to suffer from morning sickness. 

While this might be appealing to all fathers, this concept seems to remain a hypothesis at the moment. 

Sleeping with Partner Boosts Self-Esteem 

Your partner is such an important figure in your life. This person is your best friend, your closest confidante, your pillar of strength especially on bad days. 

So, what this person says and does will unquestionably impact you more than other people around.  Now, imagine a world where your partner is constantly showing you that he/she is physically attracted to you. That is not only an ego boost, but it provides constant affirmation that helps you develop firm, positive beliefs about yourself. 

We can think of no better way to celebrate life and love, than in the orgasmic joy of sex, a space where time ceases to exist.

It’s just you and your partner, basking in the warmth of ecstasy.


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Deborah Choo
Deborah Choo loves discussing relationships, platonic or not, as that remains at the heart of human existence. She draws upon learnings from couples’ counselling, and continues to celebrate an incredible journey of growth.


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