We are attached to our phones, so I want you to try something. Put your phone away each night at 9:00. This will force you to put away any distractions online like Facebook and email and will allow you to focus on one another. There is also a ton of research that tells you that looking at your phone's screen before bed can affect your sleep.
When you get home, don't bring your work home with you. The day is over so try to brush it off. This is your time to decompress and relax. Stop checking in on work email and check in with your partner instead.
Have you guys been bickering lately? At you mad at your partner for something they did? No matter how big or small the issue is, try to talk about it and come to some sort of resolution before bed. Trust me, you will be much happier this way. Never go to bed angry, right?
Catch up with your partner. And not just, "How was your day?" Ask them how they are feeling, what happened that day and how they really are. They may need to vent and talk it out. Make plans for your days off and always make sure to check in with one another. It can really turn a bad day around.
Some couples don't see each other all day. They may get home from work at different times. Maybe one is a night owl and the other is an early riser. Happy couples do their best to go to bed at the same time. Brushing their teeth together and getting ready for bed together is intimate and feels warm and fuzzy. I know it is not always easy to do, but do it when your schedule allows and see how it feels.
I know it's hard, but try to keep your bed kid and dog free. If your children have a nightmare, that's a different story. But one night in bed can lead to two nights, then three, and before you know it an every night thing. Your bed should be a private space for you both.
Having a glass of wine together before bed will feel romantic, but don't overdo it. Just a glass of wine can affect your sleep negatively. It's really best to skip it right before bed overall if you want to have a good night's rest.
Experts say that a relaxing massage before going to bed can improve the quality of your sleep. It can also reduce anxiety, build trust between you and your partner and can bring couples closer together. It also just feels really, really good.
You guys may live together or see each other all the time, but don’t forget to kiss your partner before going to sleep. Get in bed and cuddle before you roll over and do your own thing. This will help put you in an awesome mood before you close your eyes and psychologists say that if you like to hug each other to fall asleep, that means your relationship is a strong one!
Life is stressful. People have good days and bad days and at the end of the day, you have each other, no matter what! The best way to end a day is to have a good laugh together. Tell each other funny stories, watch something or reminisce about something that makes you chuckle and go to bed with a smile on your face. You can't beat a good laugh together. You just can't!