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Your Sleeping Habits Could Transform You into an Unlovable Monster

If you feel like your life is the basis for the Stones song, “Satisfaction” it might all have to do with the way you sleep.

I know this sounds crazy, but try to follow along.  There’s a new study from UC Berkeley that suggests that spouses or live-in partners who complain of feeling unappreciated probably aren’t getting enough sleep, which is turning them into “selfish sourpusses too sleep-deprived to offer simple tokens of gratitude” like saying, “Thank-you my honey pot of sweet, sweet love for not stuffing chicken bones down the garbage disposal.”

The lead researcher is a woman named Amie Gordon and she looked into the ways sleep deprivation can impact appreciation among couples.  She said, “Poor sleep may make us more selfish as we prioritize our own needs over our partner’s.” Ms. Gordon’s findings show that partners who sleep together are more often than not emotionally interdependent to such a level that if one partner is fidgety one night, their sleep deprivation will negatively affect their partner. Not sleeping well makes partners less adjusted to each others moods and sensitivities, so instead of your guy, say, stubbing his toe and reciting an alphabetical litany of swear words like a normal, well-rested human, he flips over the kitchen trash can and screams, “I AM THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE SO FEAR ME YOU STUPID CHAIR LEG!”

Moral of the story? If you want to be loved, try to get a good night sleep even if it means sleeping in a different room than your significant other.

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