What Your Sleeping Position with a Partner Says About Your Relationship

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Sleeping is a normal thing in life but how much awareness do we have about the way our sleep position says about who we are as individuals? For example, when you sleep on your stomach, it definitely means that you have an open and playful personality. Therefore, there are meanings to your different sleeping styles and personalities.

Also, any two individual personalities into one of the most intimate and venerable situations we humans experience? It is actually something fascinating! When we sleep, our subconscious mind takes over and due to this, the body language we use with a partner while we snooze can be an excellently precise way to talk about what is going on in such a relationship.

Several researchers have uncovered some most popular couple sleeping positions and the secrets they have found about each are amazingly intriguing.

1.     The Spoon: According to research studies done by relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet, this particular position is only adopted by a fifth (or 18 per cent) of couples and demonstrates a dynamic in which ‘one partner takes a protective stance over the other.’ Although it is a sweet position, it can also be a bit saucy.

2.     The Loose Spoon: This position is mostly adopted by new couples which indicates the most physical contact in bed, but as the relationship matures, the novelty of sharing a mattress wears off. The Loose Spoon position is basically what a couple that is a fan of spooning eventually do once their relationship matures and each individual wants to revert to a position that produces the best quality of sleep according to Paul Rosenblatt, the author of Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing.

3.     The Chase: This is also like spooning too, but it is when one person is in pursuit of the other. In this situation, one person has drifted to the other side of the bed and the second partner is the one chasing/following them. However, this can mean two things. One that the person who is being chased wants to be pursued or is playing difficult to get. The other one can be regarded as illegal spooning according to Samuel Dunkell because the person has retreated because they need space.

4.     The Tangle: Tangle is extremely an intimate position which is even rarer than the Spoon. It usually happens when there are either tense emotions at play (like after lovemaking) or at the start of a romantic relationship. Although some couples maintain this position throughout their relationship but it is not necessarily good.

5.     The Unraveling Knot: This position begins with the Tangle position, but then comes up after ten minutes or so. It is a statement of fact that this position is a sign of stronger relationship than the Tangle yet only eight percent of couples adopt it. According to researchers, it is a compromise between intimacy and independence allowing for the best from both worlds.

6.     The Liberty Lovers: If you and your partner sleep facing opposite directions with space in-between, you shouldn’t fret because it is actually a good thing. There is a research study carried out by a relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet, it was found that couples who sleep back-to-back without touching are “connected and secure in themselves”. Such a position reveals both closeness and independence in the relationship. According to statistics, only 27% of couples prefer this sleeping style.

7.     The Back Kissers: When you sleep back to back but you touch with your butts or backs, it is also a great thing but it is also a novel. According to Dr. Sweet, both partners are relaxed and comfortable with one another. Although this position is more common amongst newer couples, or those that have been together for under a year, rather than a more long-term duo.

8.     The Nuzzle: This is a sweet position where one partner rests their head on the other’s chest while their legs are intertwined. It is mostly seen in the early stage of relationships and occasionally rekindled ones. The position is a very nurturing posture that creates a sense of protection. Also, there is a high level of trust as the position poses a strengthening sense of comradeship and protection.

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