People sleep better alongside a loving partner who is responsive to their needs, reports the Independent.
The researchers studied nearly 700 people aged 35 to 86 who were married or living together.
And they found a correlation between how responsive someone thought their partner was and how well they slept.
It is thought that people who feel cared for are less likely to be anxious or depressed, which helps them get a good night’s rest.
In a paper about the study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, Dr Emre Selcuk, a developmental and social psychologist at Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and colleagues wrote their findings had implications for therapists trying to treat people with such problems.
“The inherently interdependent nature of adult romantic relationships means that romantic partners, as well as perceptions of one’s romantic partner, play a meaningful role in promoting better health and well-being,” they said.