Falling in love is easy, but relationships are a difficult path to tread on. There isn’t a set formula to determine if the relationship will work out. So, what nighttime routine happy couples follow to strengthen their relationship? There are certain couple traits as well as certain rituals that can be healthy for relationships.
We all know working all day, taking care of kids, and tending to other responsibilities drain the energy out of our body. Any little way to make each other happy and calmer at night goes a long way. Below is the list of simple rules to follow if you want to know the secrets to a harmonious relationship. Take some notes because we know you’re going to need them.
Build A Nighttime Routine
Ever wonder what’s the best nighttime routine to have with your partner? Don’t worry; here are the few practices happy couples follow before they go to sleep. It can help you sleep better and boost the intimacy in your relationship. The nighttime routine is unique to every couple, and the partners should decide what to do. The routines range from simple snuggling, talking, brushing your teeth together, taking a hot bath, or reading a book. It’s good to take some time together to process the day before going to bed. “It’s a great way to put the day to rest and to enter into a new one together,” according to life coach Kali Rogers.
Put Smartphones On Silent Mode
It’s always a good idea to ditch your phone before bed. Removing media from the bedroom proves to be helpful in many ways. Excessive usage of social media at night suppresses the release of oxytocin in the body. It, in turn, affects your emotional intimacy and bonding. Similarly, light emitted from the screens represses melatonin release, a hormone helpful for a good night’s rest. Besides disrupting our sleep, cell phones cause us to lose quality time with our partners. So, happy couples switch their phones to silent mode and put them away to enjoy that extra time to bond.
Avoid Bedtime Disagreements
Conflicts are part of healthy relationships, and it is essential to solve them with respect and empathy. Sometimes, these problematic discussions happen at bedtime. It’s not good to go to bed angry, according to many relationship experts. It deteriorates the relationship over time. “Do your best to clear up issues well before bedtime, so when you’re ready to turn in for the night, you’ll both want to communicate lovingly, in words, tone and actions,” said Marcia Naomi Berger, a psychotherapist and author.