BLAZING, expletive-filled rows, resulting in one partner sleeping on the couch are good for your health, it was claimed last night.
Research by the Institute For Studies found that subjects slept better if the love of their lives was nowhere near them and that provoking venomous arguments could extend life expectancy by at least four years.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: "It's not just about duvet stealing, snoring and toxic flatulence. Sleep patterns improve if a woman can spreadeagle herself across the bed while her partner watches late-night grot channels downstairs with the sound turned down."
Brubaker said his study was prompted after coming home from a Christmas party at 3am stinking of gin and research assistant.
He added: "I crept into bed and my wife immediately woke up, slung my arse onto the sofa and went back to sleep.
"The next morning, after examining various stains on my lab coat I could not furnish an adequate explanation for, she proposed continuing the arrangement until further notice.
"She subsequently went to live with her sister, which was beyond standard experimental parameters, but it has produced some very robust data as she's currently screwing a tennis coach and sleeping like a top."
Nikki Hollis, a housewife from Knutsford, said: "I've had a long day and I could really do with eight hours of uninterrupted sleep so tonight I will be asking my husband if he thinks Kate Beckinsale is prettier than me."