Prioritising a good night’s sleep doesn’t just benefit you – it
leads to better relationships.
When we’ve had a bad night’s sleep, we’re more likely to
“This can lead to more conflict and less satisfying
relationships,” says Jennifer L. Martin, a clinical psychologist
and behavioural sleep medicine specialist at UCLA.15
On top of this, poor sleep can make us more likely to socially
withdraw from others.
Studies suggest this is likely caused by the heightened stress
levels, reduced ability to read social cues, and low emotional
regulation brought on by bad sleep.16