A lot of what we do reveals much about our current state of mind, whether we realize it or not!
So even when you’re going to bed at night, how you and your partner sleep next to each other – or in some cases, one top of one another – can say a lot about the current state of your relationship.
Let’s not forget that sleeping is an intimate act that is typically only shared with your partner, and you spend hours and hours of time together doing it!
So bearing that in mind, take a look at some of these common sleeping positions, what they mean, and think about what that could mean about you and your partner’s state of mind!
If you both make an effort with the way you fall asleep and wake up next to each other, it could really strengthen your relationship and your love for one another!
If you and your partner like to sleep with opposite directions, that can actually be a pretty good sign!
Couples who sleep back-to back are connected and secure, and it shows each person feels independent in the relationship.
Studies have found that the farther couples sleep apart however, the less content they are in their relationship. Sleeping far away from each other can mean there are underlying issues yet to be confronted between you.
So don’t read too much into it if you and your partner sleep with your backs apart! You’re probably not unhappy unless you think that you’re unhappy, in which case you need to talk about it!
If you sleep back-to-back with your partner, but you touch with your butts or backs, it’s also a good sign meaning that both of you are relaxed and comfortable around each other.
It’s also a good sign of independence when partners partly touch while sleeping on opposite sides of the bed. Even if one person’s arm is lightly draped over the other, any partial contact shows that each person respects and values the others’ space.
Couples who enjoy sleeping like this frequently find that any more contact would be smothering. Instead, sleeping like this is comforting and the lightweight contact is just enough!
3. Pillow Talk
This position actually shows a need for intimacy. I know, who would have thought that from this position, right? But that’s what it means!
4. Lovers’ Knot
Believe it or not, this one is a sign of a strong relationship!
During the honeymoon stage – whether that means literally on honeymoon or just at the start of sleeping together – it’s not uncommon for people to really absorb themselves in their partner.
The lover’s knot is a compromise between intimacy and independence, which is often characterized by tangled arms and legs. It’s a sleeping arrangement that can be quite uncomfortable, and if you find it familiar, don’t worry that it doesn’t last throughout the night, because this is pretty common.
Couples entwine their bodies when they want as much of a connection as possible, and is mostly formed after extremely intimate moments and conversations.
This position can be sweet but a little sexy, in that it can definitely be sexual, but it’s also an arrangement that says, “I trust you” loud and clear.
It’s actually one of the most popular positions, and is frequently seen in the beginning years of a relationship. The physical size of each person highly influences their connection and so also influences their spooning position, but it can be psychological too.
Typically, the protective spooning position is started off by the person who is ‘big spoon’, who wants to create a safe environment for the ‘small spoon’, who craves security from the other person.
6. The Romantic
This position creates a sense of a protective environment and also a high level of trust, a lot like spooning.
People who often sleep on their back are known for having a strong and grounded sense of confidence. So when someone sleeps on top of them, laying on their chest or collarbone, it creates a protective kind of affection without being overbearing.
The person who actually uses their partner as a human pillow typically is independent, but also accepts and appreciates their partner’s protection. Overall, it’s a sleeping position that displays strong commitment and a deep sense of trust.
7. The Lovers
This is an extremely intimate position. It usually happens at moments of intense emotion, or it might just be a sign of a particularly romantic relationship!
If your bed often looking like this, it could spell bad things happening in your relationship. Maybe it’s time to have a conversation about that with your partner?
Why? Well, it simply isn’t a good sign if one partner dominates the space, and the other takes a secondary role, almost like they’re an afterthought.
A person sleeping on their stomach is in a vulnerable position, because they can’t easily get up and escape. So assuming this pose displays a sign of openness, both to themselves and to other people.
So if you and your partner are both facing downward to go to sleep, this may be a sign that something in your relationship isn’t working. In other words, both individuals are displaying a need to be open, and it’s a good time to discuss an issue.
Whatever feels good works, right? You guys don’t let anything come between you and a good nights’ sleep!
Comfort comes first for any couples who sleep like this! Whether you are sleeping together or spending time apart, the relationship works for you both and that’s great!
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