Navigation Links
Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted
Date:1/21/2013

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- If you feel underappreciated by your spouse, it may be because he or she isn't getting enough sleep, a new study suggests.

Sleep deprivation can leave couples "too tired to say thanks" and may leave a partner feeling as if they are being taken for granted, according to the findings by University of California, Berkeley researchers.

More than 60 couples took part in each of two experiments. The participants ranged in age from 18 to 56. In one experiment, couples kept a diary of their sleep patterns and how the quality of their sleep affected their appreciation of their partner.

In the other experiment, couples were videotaped as they did problem-solving tasks. People who had slept poorly the previous night showed less appreciation for their partner, the investigators found.

Overall, the findings suggest that poor sleep might make it harder for people to count their blessings and value their partners, said study investigator and UC Berkeley psychologist Amie Gordon.

"Poor sleep may make us more selfish as we prioritize our own needs over our partner's," she said in a university news release.

What can you do?

"Make sure to say 'thanks' when your partner does something nice," Gordon suggested. "Let them know you appreciate them."

Although the study found an association between poor sleep and less gratitude among partners, it didn't prove that sleep deprivation was the cause of the behavior in these spouses.

The study was scheduled for presentation Saturday at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans. The data and conclusions of research presented at medical meetings should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers strategies for getting enough sleep.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of California, Berkeley, news release, Jan. 19, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Families Of a Retired Industrial Worker Diagnosed With Mesothelioma To Call Them For The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Law Firms
2. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Retired Industrial Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Or Their Family Members To Call Them For The Names Of The Best Law Firms
3. Blue light helps tired workers and motorists regulate their internal clocks
4. Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage
5. Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests
6. Tired of shaving? Take a pic! Amerejuve MedSpa to Kick-Off Houston's Hairiest Contest
7. Same-Sex Couples Might File Tax Refund Claims According to Watson CPA Group
8. Nutrisystem Announces Latest Weight Loss Success Story: Long Beach Husband and Wife Drop a Combined Total of 46 Pounds; Plus, Expert Dieting Tips for Couples
9. Nearly 50 Million Couples Worldwide Report Infertility
10. Dr. Bonnie Warns Couples That Swinging-in the New Year May Leave a Troubled Marriage Defenseless
11. Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Logically, spring weather, with its moderate ... weather is too cold, dry or hot, water on the eye surface can evaporate, ... from the surrounding air. There’s only one problem, according to radio show and water ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... From May ... Chicago, IL, offering EarQ members the unique opportunity to learn more about Signia’s technology ... independent practice growth. , “It is our priority to see practices succeed in this ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... , ... May 06, 2016 , ... Canadian author Mark Black is a ... Life From the Heart" around the world … with the help of his publisher Strategic ... 24, Mark Black lay in a hospital bed waiting for a miracle: He needed a ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... to Sleepopolis.com . , Since launching in September, 2014 Sleepopolis has resided ... testing areas, which now include pillows, sheets, mattress toppers, bed frames, and more. ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... scientists and doctors, worldwide, what he has found in the Bible about helping to stop ... address it, and it is his hope that the health and science industries will pay ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the ... 5 EU Markets"  report to their offering.  ,     (Logo: ... on the current Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron ... which includes France , Germany ... and the United Kingdom . ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Research ... "Europe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Europe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive ... into Systemic Lupus Erythematosus pipeline products, Systemic ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 BiondVax ... CEO, Dr. Ron Babecoff , will be attending the ... City . On Thursday, May 5, Dr. ... conference presented by Joseph Gunner & Co, taking ... BiondVax presentation that Dr. Babecoff will be using is downloadable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: