Dennie commented that “sleeping problems can have a huge effect on a healthy relationship. For example, when people are tired and sleep deprived, they are irritable. This means they turn their frustrations on their partner, and this can build up over time so that something trivial suddenly becomes something much more fundamental. Continual broken sleep is bound to cause friction between couples.
Dennie also covered the intimacy aspect and stated that “in any relationship a physical intimacy is important. Being tired out and exhausted is one of the first reasons that sex goes out the window. This often leads to an imbalance in the relationship. Feeling rested and refreshed can also lead to feeling amorous and loving and ready for a little intimate exercise. When a partner feels rejected, stress levels rise”.