Study Finds Early Relationships May Affect Sleep a Decade Later

Many of us view relationships in our early twenties as a time to make mistakes and find out what Not to do in the future. However, new research suggests that those early connections may be more important than we think and may have lasting effects “hiding under our skin” affecting our stress levels and how well we sleep many years later.

In a research published today in Personal relationshipsResearchers found that participants who had positive, long-term romantic relationships at age 23 experienced fewer stressful events at age 32, which in turn predicted better sleep quality at age 37.

says lead author, Chloe Hoelsnitz, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. β€œFacing fewer stressful events leads to better sleep quality.”

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