Sometimes (especially in the morning) we love coffee more than we love our significant others.
It perks us up, warms our bodies and basically gets us ready for the day ahead.
Much like a romantic partner, don't you think?
So, it makes total sense that scientists have found that drinking coffee can actually play a huge role in our relationships.
A study in the Journal of Family Psychology examined 68 newlyweds to find out the secret to relationship satisfaction.
During the research, couples were asked to speak about their interpersonal experiences (conflict, sex), relationship satisfaction and the amount of sleep they get each night.
The scientists discovered that the more sleep people got, the happier they were in their relationships.
And here is where the coffee comes in. A lot of our physical and mental strength relies on sleep, and we all know how grumpy we can get if we have a sleepless night.
Therefore, coffee was found to give people "self-regulation" for when they didn't catch their zzzs.
The experts said: “Caffeine moderates the relationship between sleep deprivation and depletion by replenishing self-regulatory resources (e.g. overcoming a fight with your partner).
Basically, if we have a sleepless night, we don't make wise decisions, and coffee steps in as a temporary solution to make a balanced judgement.
Now, get thee to Starbucks.