Although numerous studies tout the health benefits of being in a relationships, not many people talk about all the ways being single can have a positive impact you health. 1. YOU HAVE A LARGER SUPPORT SYSTEM Although people in relationships should have a partner who supports and encourages them, single people tend to have a whole group of cheerleaders. A 2015 study found that single people not only ahve a tight knit group of friends and family to reach out to, but that they are more likely to receive help and support from that network than people in a relationship. These single people were also found to be more attentive to those close to them than their linked up counterparts, according to a separate study. 2. YOU HAVE LESS FINANCIAL STRESS Being single may mean you're more socially and financially free. According to a Debt.com study, single people are less likely to have credit card debt, coming in at about 21%. On the other hand, 27% of married couples without children and 36% of married couples with children had credit card debt. Financial debt can have a big impact on your health including putting you at a higher risk for heart attacks, strokes,a nd high blood pressure, So best to keep the stress and debt low. 3. YOU SLEEP BETTER being free from a blanke hog or sleep kicker is not only more comfortable, but it can lead to a big health benefit. A survey by Amerisleep found that, among participants, single people slep better than even people in happy relationships. A good night's sleep can have numerous health ebenfits including better focus, better mood, and can keep your body functioning at a healthy rate. And if you really need a snuggle buddy, you can always get a body pillow. 4. YOU TEND TO WORK OUT MORE A study found that single people are hitting the gym at a higher rate than married people. The study also noted that single people who identified as men exercised almost twice the amount that married men do. 5. YOU MAKE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE Single people, for the most part, get to set their own schedules. Additionally, a study claims that people with structured schedules can actually result in more productivity and happiness. 6. YOU'RE ABLE TO SOLVE YOUR OWN PROBLEMS Single people have the knowledge that comes from having always solved their problems, either alone or aided by friends. So when new problems pop up, they know from experience taht they can handle them. This provides a sense of assurance and keeps them calm when things get rough. 7. YOU SPEND LESS TIME DOING MENIAL WORK A study found that single people deal with a lot less housework than those in a relationship. This is especially true for people who identify as women and are married to people who identify as men. This group can perform up to seven more hours of housework than if they were alone, research suggests. 8. YOU MAY BE HAPPIER According to several studies, people who identify as women are no happier after getting married, and seem to be happier when single or living alone.