The road to sleeplessness is paved with good intentions, apparently. While there are plenty of great tips on how to fall asleep, advice from a loving partner seems to make insomnia worse, according to new research.
The new research, reported recently by ScienceDaily, analyzed 31 couples in which one partner was seeking treatment for insomnia. The patients completed sleep questionnaires, and then kept a sleep diary for the week prior to beginning of treatment. Their partners were also asked to complete questionnaires probing mood and interactions with their partners.