To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Fighting While Fatigued Puts Spouses at Risk of Serious Illness: But There's Hope

Terra Marquette : Jan 22, 2018  Study Finds

A new study gives credence to the saying, "Don't go to bed angry."

(Columbus, OH)—[StudyFinds.org] It is a given that spouses sometimes spat, but couples who frequently feud while fatigued are actually putting themselves at greater risk of some serious illnesses. A new study gives credence to the saying, "Don't go to bed angry." (Photo: Couple arguing/via Sparefoot)

Researchers at Ohio State University wanted to know more about what happens on a physical level when couples have patterns of unresolved fighting.

"We tested their blood for common inflammation markers known as interleukin 6 and TNF alpha," explains lead researcher Stephanie Wilson in a university news release. "We found that when both factors came into play, a loss of sleep followed by conflict, there was about a ten percent increase in inflammation."

Researchers tested blood samples of quarreling couples before and after disagreements. The results showed that spats combined with less sleep increased measurements in their blood for inflammation.

The type of inflammation researchers found in these spatting spouses has been associated with major medical problems—heart disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease—but only when the levels remain high over the long term.

Researchers want to reassure couples that a falling-out combined with one night of lost sleep is not a reason to worry. They are concerned with what happens when a person has a small increase in inflammation over a long period of time, like the proverbial dripping water that wears away the stone.

When there is a pattern of fighting and sleeplessness, researchers say it's time for couples to learn how to fight fair, or better yet calmly discuss areas of conflict. The alternative, having higher levels of inflammation, could mean health problems for one or both spouses.

"Sleep is a major component in all of this," says Wilson. "Couples were more hostile to each other if they both had less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep. However, if at least one partner was well-rested, there was a protective effect. They helped to neutralize the disagreement."

The silver lining coming out of this study is that couples who learn how to stay calm during clashes not only improve their marriages; they lower the inflammation levels in their blood. Peaceful conflict resolution is easier to achieve if just one person is well rested.

The study's findings were published in the May 2017 edition of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Heartbeat Ban but Sets November 1 for Oral Arguments

'We Are Giving Forgiveness': Abducted Missionaries' Families Offer Radical Grace to Militant Captors Amid Deadly Uncertainty

Ron DeSantis Plans $5K Bonus for Unvaccinated Police to Relocate to Florida

Biden State Dept. Increases Number of Americans Left Behind in Afghanistan

Sudan's PM Held In Apparent Coup; General Declares Emergency

'The School has Just Been Happy': Concerned Fathers Form 'Dads on Duty' to Reduce Violence in LA High School

Alec Baldwin Speaks Out Following Fatal 'Prop Gun' Accident: 'My Heart Is Broken'

'God is Helping Us': $2.5M Raised to Build 'Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer' in UK

Rare Biblical 'Balm Of Gilead' Engraving Found On 2,000-Year-Old Seal In Jerusalem

CA to Ban New Gas-Powered Small Engines by 2024 in a Big Blow to Landscaping Businesses

Trump Launches New 'TRUTH Social' Platform to 'Stand up to the Tyranny of Big Tech'

Israel, UAE Planning to Land on the Moon Together; More Fruit from the Abraham Accords

'I Am a Living Example': Radio Host Dennis Prager Contracted COVID to Build Natural Immunity; Treated with HCQ, Ivermectin

In-N-Out Burger Won't Ask Customers for Jab Status: 'We Refuse to Become the Vaccination Police'

Condoleezza Rice Denounces Critical Race Theory; Says Parents Need a Say in Their Children's Education

Panama Caught 52 Al Qaeda Suspects Headed to USA as All-Time High of 1.7M People Flooded US Border

'Miraculous': They'd Planned His Funeral. Then He Woke Up from a COVID Coma

Groundbreaking: Nebraska AG Says Doctors Can Legally Prescribe Ivermectin, HCQ for COVID, Calls Out FDA, Fauci, Media for 'Fueling Confusion and Misinformation'

New York Judge Denies Visitation Rights to 3-Yr-Old's Father Based on 'Dangers' of Being Unvaxxed

Texas Passes Bill Protecting Fairness in Girls' Sports: 'A Women's Rights Issue'



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com