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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Australian Cricketer David Warner sleeps next to his Baggy Green Cap and a replica Ashes Urn at his home on January 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Australia yesterday claimed a five-nil Ashes series victory over England in which Warner was leading run scorer. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Want to get a better night’s sleep? You may want to get a little closer to your partner in bed. According to a recent study, cuddling, snuggling or spooning with your sweetie can actually help you sleep longer and more deeply.

The research focused on 12 young couples whose sleeping patterns were tracked in a lab using instruments that could measure how deep their sleep cycles were. The couples who shared a bed were more likely to move around during the course of the night, but they were also able to get more high-quality sleep. Participants who were snoozing close to their S.O. got 10% more rapid eye movement “dream state” sleep than they did on the nights they slept alone.

So how does cuddling up help couples sleep better? Researchers concluded they were able to synchronize their sleep patterns when sleeping together.

Source: Best Life