“Sometimes you got [sic] to go to bed mad,” he says in the Entertainment Tonight video below. “But at least just touch toes and say, yeah, I know. I know. We’ll deal with it later. I need to get some sleep.”
It’s as if he took the words right out of an expert’s mouth.
Hashing out your problems and clearing the air can strengthen relationships, Amanda Deverich, a Williamsburg, Virginia-based marriage and family therapist previously told The Huffington Post. But she added: “Never going to bed angry could elevate a fight and reduce the ability for a couple to resolve the issue.”
You’ll probably be better equipped to discuss your problems after a good night’s sleep, she said.
That’s because being sleep deprived can make you more likely to get emotional ― and less likely to respond in a controlled, appropriate way. Studies show the brain’s emotional centers are actually more reactive when we’re sleep deprived.
We’ll go with Pratt’s take on that classic “don’t go to bed mad” advice: “I think that’s garbage,” the 37-year-old actor said.
Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.