Study on the REM-Phase: The bed part of the sleeping couples better

Who shares the bed permanently with the Partner, apparently, sleep better and longer dream. The report by researchers Henning John Drews, from the University ho

Study on the REM-Phase: The bed part of the sleeping couples better

Who shares the bed permanently with the Partner, apparently, sleep better and longer dream. The report by researchers Henning John Drews, from the University hospital of Kiel, according to a small study in the Journal "Frontiers of Psychiatry". "Good REM-phases, the mental health can be preserved," said first author Drews, from the centre for Integrative psychiatry (ZIP) of the German press Agency. The acronym REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement control eye movements of dream sleep typical.

The German-Danish team of researchers investigated for the study, the sleep of twelve young and healthy couples. The 24 participants spent four nights in the sleep lab and slept sometimes alone, sometimes with a Partner, or a partner. The researchers analyzed their sleep - brain waves, breathing and muscle tension to body movements. In addition, they interviewed the subjects, among other things, to their relationship.

it had long been known that there could be in the few sleep, more body movements, says Drews. "The More movements you may not be confused but with worse sleep. The brain is sleeping well anyway.“

The researchers noted that the REM-phases in the case of the sleeping couples, extended as well as less disturbed than with the individual Sleeping. "The assumption is that it makes you more emotionally balanced," says Drews. Creativity, social interactions and creative problem solving may be strengthened. "The better the REM sleep is, the better you can interact socially."

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 16:20

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