In today’s busy hectic world, quality time spent between couples is growing lesser by the day. This is why the few precious hours which couples get with each other before sleeping should be spent in conversation and sharing the experience of the day together. This develops sharing of love and affection they have for each other. Instead of worrying and hurrying about getting to sleep so that you get ready for yet another day of work do not miss out on this quality time which you can spend with each other. According to psychologists, here’s what happy couples do before they sleep.
1 Switch of your phones and put them away
No matter how important your phone is for your work and connectivity, it can always be switched off for a while or better still put on mute after 9 pm. You can spend some good times with your partner. Being dependent on social media actually reduces the production of oxytocin in the body responsible for bonding and intimacy. According to a psychotherapist Carol Carey, the simple rule is simply switch off your phones sharp at 9 pm.
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2Forget about work issues
The dumbest thing which you can possibly do is to sift through your Facebook messages and check your email when you are lying in the bed with your partner. This is annoying and downright rude on so many levels. Rather you should ask about your partner’s day and listen out. Talk about pleasant stuff, crack jokes, share funny incidents at work or make plans for the weekend or a trip. This would relax you as well as cement the bond between the two.
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3Happy couples go to bed at the same time
Conventional couples who work different shifts might have a genuine reason not to see each other, but those who work day shifts and don’t see each other the entire day should least try to coordinate bedtime and performing activities together like making the bed, or brushing your teeth. Trying this can be fun. These activities maintain the intimacy and the affection in the relationship.
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4Follow a routine
Create a pre-bedtime ritual like putting down curtains, making the bed, fluffing up pillows etc. This creates a pattern which sends signals to our brain of approaching bedtime and prepares your mind and body for a good night sleep. Sharing these routines with your partner would make it ten times more fun for intimacy and strengthen the trust.
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5Indulge in a heart-to-heart talk
One must always try to pay full attention to each other especially if you are a working couple. It’s extremely crucial to unload your problems or bad experiences with someone whom you can implicitly rely on and trust. Your partner is the ideal one who would be judgmental, pass comments or provide impractical solutions.
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