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Choosing romantic partners often involves sorting through several qualities, shared hobbies, and characteristics. Maybe we should also consider sleep/wake schedules when vetting potential romantic partners.

The Romance of Sleep/Wake Schedules, The Research Life.

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Should our sleep schedules and bedtime preferences impact who we select for a romantic partnership? Sleep is often involved in romantic relationships, but how important is it that couples maintain similar sleep and wake times? The importance of sleep/wake scheduling preferences, or chronotypes, l...

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A person’s chronotype is essentially the time in which she/he prefers to be awake and active.

  • Some people are more morning types and prefer to start the day during the early morning, while others are more evening types and would rather go to bed later in the night and wake later in the...

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In a word, yes, chronotypes can matter for relationships. However, the mechanisms behind chronotype similarity and relationship satisfaction are complex.

  • Couples who have similar chronotypes, for example both morning types or both evening types, are more likely to be satisfied with th...

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Chronotype similarity may be influenced by time spent with a partner, and that often involves problem-solving for people who manage busy or inflexible daily schedules. 

  • Either schedule flexibility or effective time management skills may be most important for those coup...

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