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June 15th, 2011
05:34 AM ET

Question of the Day: Is a lack of sleep hurting your marriage?

According to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, marital relations suffer when wives are sleep deprived. However, the sleep issues of husbands have little effect on marital troubles.

American Morning wants to know: Is a lack of sleep hurting your marriage?

Post your answer here. Your response might be included in this morning’s broadcast.

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  1. DeAnne Foor

    The only reason I have been married for 26 years is because we have had separate bedrooms for the past 20 years. I recognized early on that my husbands restless sleep and loud snoring were disturbing my sleep. It amazes me that people think "because you are married, you have to sleep in the same bed". My husband lives across the hall from me! Sex is one thing, sleep is another!!

    June 15, 2011 at 8:23 am |
  2. John

    A lack of sleep can defiantly cause problems, as a very simple problem can be quickly blown out of proportions due to increased inability and lack of patience, something I know far too well.

    However, a lack of sleep with both the man and woman does tend to balance things out quite nicely, as it gives us both an excuse to take a mid-day nap, which is always welcome.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:21 am |
  3. David

    Yes it is, late nights with that darn FACEBOOK!

    June 15, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  4. Ed

    Well, I get up for work, like you guys at about 2 am everyday... I am sleeping at 7 PM each night... My wife calls me sleeping beauty... haha... we fight a my sleeping all the time... I told her that I am going to wkae her up at 2 AM each day and for her to tell me how she feels at 7 PM... I bet she is worse than me....

    June 15, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  5. Kathy

    It definitely has an affect. When I am too tired I struggle to be pleasant to my family, let alone spend special time with my husband. This has become especially critical now with a new job that has me starting work at 4:30 a.m. I am in bed by the time my children go to sleep at 8:30! Hard to have time to work on my marriage when I can barely keep my eyes open.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:19 am |
  6. tod hale

    On the weekend my wife sleeps in...and in...and in. It's irritating to wait until noon to go run errands or work out together. On saturday and sunday I spend more quality time with T.J. Holmes!

    June 15, 2011 at 7:14 am |
  7. Lydia

    I am currently a single mom of two young children, separated from my husband. I work full time and have always got up with the kids because he takes sleep meds. We split because he said I was too irritable (nice term)......hmm maybe I should have been the one taking the meds.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:09 am |
  8. Robert Vinson Brannum

    I'm too sleepy to know.

    Robert Vinson Brannum

    June 15, 2011 at 6:59 am |
  9. Geetanjali

    It did once. Sleep deprived and having to do everything around the house with no time for myself. There was no conversation .We just were doing everyday chores. There was no excitement left in our life. I never complained (and never realized) that all this was because of lack of sleep. Now I sleep (or try) at least 7-8 hrs. Probably also because my child has grown up and I have a shorter commute to work.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:44 am |
  10. Don

    How we know that marital discord is causing lack of sleep?

    June 15, 2011 at 6:41 am |