New research discovers that when husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages — at least the following day. In the study, Florida State University researchers hypothesize that sleep is linked to self-regulation or self-control, which influences how married couples feel and think about their partner. The researchers believe sleep influences self-control. Self-control requires energy that can be replenished when our bodies are in the resting period known as sleep. In other words, sleep offers self-regulatory benefits to relationships. Other sleep studies have indicated that even partial sleep deprivation can have harmful effects on processes that require self-regulation, like evaluating how you feel about your partner. However, results in this study revealed that differences between couples’ sleep durations was not associated with differences in marital satisfaction. Because one couple gets more sleep than another does not mean that the couple that experienced more sleep viewed their marriage more favorably. http://psychcentral.com/news/2016/08/08/sleep-influences-relationship-satisfaction/108272.html?