Sniffing Your Partner’s Shirt Improves Your Sleep
We all like to get a good night sleep, but with our hectic lifestyles, it's sometimes hard to catch enough Zzzzzzz's. Stress from work, kids, school, relationships all factor in to preventing us from a sound sleep. Have no fear, the solution is simple and all we have to do is look to our partner and the Survey Of The Day:
A new study by the University of British Columbia reveals that smelling your partner's shirt before bed improves your sleep quality. Some study participants sniffed their partner's shirts while others did not. Researchers then measured their sleep quality.
Researchers say, “Our participants had an average sleep efficiency improvement of more than two percent. We saw an effect similar in size to what has been reported from taking oral melatonin supplements, often used as a sleep aid. One of the most surprising findings is how a romantic partner’s scent can improve sleep quality even outside of our conscious awareness. The sleep watch data showed that participants experienced less tossing and turning when exposed to their partners’ scent, even if they weren’t aware of whose scent they were smelling.''