…And back into your bed!
The Dog Days of Summer have just begun which may explain why we have started getting quite a few calls from partners who find themselves in the “doghouse” with their significant others, so to speak.
Thankfully, so far, no one has reported that they have been banished to an actual doghouse, but everyone has shared that their relationships are suffering.
According to a Harvard University study that began in 1938, the key to a good life is having a healthy relationship.
Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, who is the current director of the study, has shared the following three lessons about healthy relationships.
- Loneliness is a Killer
1 in 5 Americans have reported to feeling lonely. People who connect with their family, friends and community will lead more fulfilling lives compared to those who live in isolation.
- Quality over Quantity
Dr. Waldinger also calls quality relationships, “protective relationships”. Having very important people in ones life at the age of 50 helped their mood and health as they aged.
- Good Relationships Protect Your Body and Your Brain
In addition to improved mood and health, people in good relationships have “sharper memories.” Dr. Waldinger defines a good relationship as one in which you can depend on one another. This trust also leads to being happier. He further informs us that healthy relationships take a lot of time and hard work.
Not treating your sleep apnea makes it very difficult to have quality relationships.
Please give us a call at (408) 910-8800 so we can help you live a good life and maintain the health of your relationship.