Well, maybe for some of you smelling your partner’s shirt while sleeping is a treat – trust me, I still much adore my stuffed-bear clenching my abdomen when I snore.
Anyway, for starters (and for anybody), this fresh psychology research from the University of British Columbia suggests that a person will utterly have a better sleep if he/she only sniffs their partner’s shirt, even though their lover isn’t bodily present in the room.
And The Researchers Did An Experiment To Prove Their Unusual Theory:
The psychologist interpreted their newly framed sleeping aid from 155 participants who were given two identical-looking t-shirts to use as covers – one had been previously worn by their darling partner, and another had either been previously worn by a foreigner or was clean.
And, to capture the body’s odor on t-shirts, the participants’ lovers were given a clean t-shirt – and where asked to wear it for 24 hours, including forbearing them from using cosmetic and scented body products, smoking, exercising, and eating several foods that could affect their body’s fragrance, moreover, the t-shirts were then frozen to prevent its scent.
Later, each participant was presented two t-shirts to place over their pillows, without being revealed which one was worn by their lovers. The participants spent two consecutive nights sleeping with each t-shirt, and each morn, they took a survey about how well-rested they felt. Also, their sleep quality was accurately mapped using an actigraphy sleep watch that monitored their movements throughout their sleep.
And The Test Did Get A Correct Tick-Mark, Revealing A Romantic Partner’s Scent Can Improve Sleep Quality Even Outside Of Our Conscious Awareness:
The psychologists say the physical presence of a long-term romantic companion is associated with positive health upshots such as a sense of safety and amusement, which in turn leads to more conforming sleep. By signaling recent physical vicinity, the mere scent of a partner may have similar benefits.
The study’s lead author and a graduate student in the UBC department of psychology, Marlise Hofer, said, “The research could cover the way for future work exploring the effectiveness of plain and productive methods of improving sleep, such as bringing a partner’s shirt the next time you travel alone.”