Wondering why that pay rise hasn't made you happier; there's more money in the bank but less satisfaction in life? Perhaps you should go home and have sex with your partner, then tuck yourself in for a solid 8 hours. Enter our new favourite study. Research from Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research found that those who were satisfied with their sex lives and slept well at night had a stronger sense of wellbeing.

The study looked at the Living Well Index, a new wellbeing measure that scales living well from 1 to 100, and found that the average "living well score" sat at approximately 62. The population ranked within the top 20% on the Living Well Index scored between 72 and 92 out of 100.

The study found that when a good night's sleep was factored in an individual's "living well score" could rise up to 3.8 points. In comparison, a 50% pay rise lifted a wellbeing score by just 0.5. Across the study, 35% of the population said they were satisfied with their sex lives; this is compared to almost double (63%) who scored within the top 20% on the Living Well Index who said they were satisfied in the bedroom.

So there you have it, spend some more time with your partner between the sheets tonight, and when your alarm goes off in the morning, hit that snooze button; it's for your wellbeing.  

Want to be happier? Spend more time in the bedroom