Want a happier marriage? Ditch the jim-jams
Do you prefer traditional pyjamas, nighties or onesies when it comes to sleepwear? Well, if you want a happy marriage, it might be best to ditch them all.
That's the discovery of a new poll carried out by Cotton USA, which quizzed 1,004 Britons and found that 57 per cent of those who sleep in the nude reported being in a happy relationship, compared to 48 per cent of pyjama-wearers.
Only 43 per cent of nightie enthusiasts said they were content with their relationship – while the proportion fell to 38 per cent of those who wear onesies. Perhaps that could be down to them looking like giant babies or sporting fake animal ears on the hoods.
Apparently, sleeping naked is something us Brits are catching on to, as four in ten people now do it regularly, including 45 per cent of over-55s.
Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe of Cotton USA admitted: "There are many factors which can affect the success of a relationship."
However, she added: "One factor which is often overlooked is the bedroom environment.
Bedding can feel extremely soft against the skin, encouraging openness and intimacy between couples and ultimately increasing happiness."
And if you're ditching nightwear, don't forget the socks. Sporting socks in bed was cited as a bugbear by 23 per cent of the survey respondents.
If you succeed in making your marriage happier by going nude, you could experience a knock-on effect to your wellbeing. According to past research from the University of Pittsburgh, women in content marriages were ten per cent more likely to get a good night's sleep than those in less happy relationships.
Of course, as Stephanie pointed out, there's a lot more to marriage than what you wear to sleep in. If you're worried you and your partner haven't been as close and intimate with one another lately, then why not try getting a relationship-based tarot reading or some life coaching?
This could help you to see why you're unsettled and hopefully come up with some ways to help you out.