It is easy to dismiss as just sweet nothings, but the key to relationship happiness may be in your pillow talk.
Scientists have found that women whose partners finish off a night of passion by immediately turning over and nodding off are left feeling insecure and craving affection.
Psychologists at the University of Michigan said cuddling and talking after sex is a crucial way for a couple to express their commitment to each other.
In relationship terms, they say it could be just as important as what happens before sex, or even the act itself.
They questioned 456 heterosexual people, who completed online surveys about their sleep patterns with their partner.
Lead author Dr Daniel Kruger said they found the participants’ desire for emotional bonding, affection and communication was greatest when their partner fell asleep first.
This was found in both men and women but a wealth of previous studies have shown men invariably fall asleep first.
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