11 Things Happy Couples Do Before They Go to Sleep

It’s very important to spend some time with your partner before you go to sleep. It doesn’t matter how much time you have to spend together — an hour or just a few minutes. If it’s just the 2 of you enjoying each other, talking, and showing your love, that is all you need.

smartzune.com made a list of some simple but very effective pieces of advice from psychologists. We also prepared a special bonus for you at the end.

1. Switch your phones to silent mode, and put them away.

That’s not natural in BrE. “Vibrate” is also different from “silent” for me. I can turn off the sounds on my phone so that it only vibrates when something happens, or I can switch it to stay on but do nothing except show an alert on the screen when something happens. That’s what I usually do in a situation where I don’t want the phone to make any sound at all. It’s amazing how loud the vibration can sound in a silent room – you certainly don’t want that happening in the middle of a funeral!

Social media dependency suppresses the release of oxytocin in your body. This hormone is responsible for emotional intimacy and bonding. Psychotherapist Carol Carey advises following a simple rule: turn off your phones, or put them away at 9 p.m. on the dot.