HEALTHY LIVING
11/06/2013 08:23 am ET

Is It Healthier To Sleep Apart From Your Loved One? (VIDEO)

Sharing a bed can be a real pain, especially if you wake up to snoring or stolen covers. But could it actually be healthier for you than sleeping alone?

In the video above, Wall Street Journal contributor Heidi Mitchell addresses the benefits of sharing your bed while sleeping. "Historically we always slept together, we slept together for warmth and we slept together for safety," Mitchell says. Today we know that a person's touch can release the hormone oxytocin, which in turn can help you sleep more soundly. However, some people might still be better off sleeping solo.

Check out the clip above to learn more about how sharing a bed can help you get a better night's rest, and when you should claim your bed for yourself.

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