Picture yourself in bed, about to drift off to sleep. What position are you in? What about your partner? Are you cuddling on opposite sides of the bed? So entangled that it’s hard to breathe?
Its 4a.m and you’re sleepy-awake and he turns around just to hug you into a sweet slumber, it does not get any better!
Like almost everything else in life, the way you share your bed with your significant other can say a lot about what kind of relationship you’re in and also how you really feel about each other. Your subconscious mind controls the way you sleep, so zzz’s-fueled body language can serve as an incredible insight as to what’s going on, even if you’re not aware of certain things while the sun is up.
Here are the ten most common couple’s sleeping positions and what they signify in your relationship. Don’t freak out if you sleep with your back facing your partner, it doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed. If anything, this is a great opportunity to become more self-aware about your relationship
The position is only adopted by 18 percent of couples and demonstrates a dynamism in which, one partner takes a protective stance over the other.
This position is also known as the “traditional position,” shows protectiveness and bonding within the relationship.
THE LOOSE SPOON
New couples tend to have the most physical contact in bed, but once the relationship matures, the novelty of sharing a bed wears off. The loose spoon is typically for those couples who are fans of spooning. But when their relationship matures and each individual wants to revert to a position that produces the best quality sleep
THE CHASING SPOON
This is like spooning, but it’s when one person is in pursuit of the other. One person has drifted to the other side of the bed, and the other one is “chasing” them. This can mean two things. One that the person who is being chased wants to be pursued, or is playing hard to get.
Time to make your move… I guess the chase is still on.
It’s an extremely intimate position and usually used by couples who are in a new relationship. However, if you’re a year into the relationship and you’re still sleeping like this, you may want to think about your dependency on them.
THE BACK KISSERS
If you sleep back-to-back but you touch with your butts or backs, this is also a good thing — but it’s also novel. Both partners are relaxed and comfortable with one another.” Yet 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
THE UNRAVELING KNOT
A sign of a strong relationship, the Unraveling Knot indicates a good balance between intimacy and independence and allows for the best of both worlds when it comes to sleep and partnership. With one partner resting their head on the other partner’s chest and their legs intertwining, this position is sweet and caring.
THE LIBERTY LOVERS
If you and your partner sleep facing opposite directions with space in-between - don’t fret! This is actually a good thing. This one actually shows your bond and security with your partner. If your partner is all the way on the other side of the bed, right on the edge, this could indicate some distance and issues within your relationship.
This sweet position, in which one partner rests their head on the other’s chest, while their legs are intertwined is often seen in early relationships and occasionally rekindled ones.
This is a very nurturing posture that creates a sense of protection
THE LEG HUG
There are a lot of ifs and buts about the leg hug. Okay, so let’s go through this one together. If only one person is hugging the other’s leg, this shows they’re looking for a connection lacking in the relationship. If you both have your legs intertwined in each other’s, then this means you’re sexually and emotionally connected, and you two are balanced individuals.
THE SPACE HUG
If a partner takes the starfish position, one in which they sprawl out and hog the bed, this means that they tend to be selfish — especially if they begin to push the other partner so they’re hanging off the bed. “One partner dominates the space, while the other takes a secondary role,” said Sweet, and most people do not want to play second fiddle.
Above all, it is okay to wake up with a butt on the face, smile because they’re there in sleepiness and in weird wackiness! (pun intended