Can too little sleep ruin your relationship?

Lack of shut-eye has long been linked to a range of serious health problems. Now a study confirms that it can also be at the root of strife between couples

Is your partner irritating? Have you stopped having a laugh, gone off sex and no longer care if they seem unhappy? Before you reach for a counsellor or lawyer, check how much sleep you are getting. While research has consistently linked lack of sleep with increased risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and premature death, it is now finding that it is also corrosive to relationships. Since more than a third of us get only six hours a night (less than the recommended seven to nine), we shouldn’t be surprised if our love lives are suffering.

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