What sleeping position do you want to sleep in? Do you and your partner like to cuddle or do you want to have your own place to bed? Did you know that your sleeping position can say a lot about your relationship and your personality?
Psychologists have studied different sleep patterns and their importance in a relationship, and this is a shocking revelation. An editorial refers to a study at the University of Hertfordshire in England. It appears that 68% of the people who participated in the research preferred not to touch themselves while sleeping.
Of those who did not touch, 94% said their relationship was healthy. The article also mentions another study from the University of Chicago. Researchers have discovered that if a man does not get enough sleep, his testosterone levels can drop significantly.
According to Patti Wood, author of Success Signals a Guide to Reading Body Language, your body language says so much about your relationship. For example, those who sleep repeatedly are still connected, but they are independent people.
Here are ten things your sleeping position reveals about your relationship:
1. Spoon = Protection
The spoon is the most popular sleeping position, and there are large and small spoons. The big spoon is the companion that feels like the protector, and in many cases it’s the guy, but that’s not always the case. The teaspoon is the necessary protection.
This position reveals that the teaspoon can be weak in relationships and in need of life protection. The large spoon may feel superior and act as a protector of the small spoon. This close position gives the couple the skin-to-skin contact they crave, as well as the security the teaspoon needs.
2. Back to back = closeness and freedom
If you sleep facing in the opposite direction, your back is touching. This is called the back-to-back position. Your connection is usually at the level of the spine.
If your hands are touching, it means you both have a strong desire to keep in touch, while remaining independent people. You don’t need your spouse to imply that you have enough energy to live with or without them. Couples who like to sleep in this position find that they are very comfortable together, and can be alone when together.
This couple loves each other but values their freedom. If you’ve recently had a fight with your partner and you’ve been in this sleeping position, it means your relationship is still strong, no matter how complicated things are now.
3. The shoulder pad = Trust and cooperation
When a partner lays their head on another person’s chest, they stand against each other. It is also common for the couple to intertwine their legs in this position. This position means that the couple is a team and has a higher level of trust between them.
By holding this position, they both feel romance as well as protection. Surprisingly, we find that new couples prefer to sleep in this position, as well as those who separate and return.
4. Same stomach = fear and anxiety in the relationship
Not all sleeping positions are positive. If the couple separates to sleep on their stomachs, it indicates that there is anxiety and fear in the relationship. Without contact, it can be a sign of a lack of trust.
4. Foot hug = Strong close connection
Some people are more enthusiastic creatures than others. When the legs and feet touch, it indicates that a person wants or needs a more intimate or emotional connection with their partner. If the legs are holding, it indicates that you are both involved in one.
6. No contact, back to back = strong freedom
Most people think that not touching the bed is a bad sign, but that doesn’t have to happen. If a couple can share the same area while sleeping separately, that is a sign that they are both independent.
Some call this classic freedom lovers space because they both feel so safe that they don’t have to feel committed to one. The real problem arises when a person sleeps on the edge of the bed, desperately trying to separate. This is a sign that they are disconnected or that the mattress is too small.
7. Animals in the middle = Use animals to avoid problems
Most animal lovers share their intimate space with their furry friends. While that’s not a bad thing, it can cause problems for your spouse if you allow them to sleep between you. Your pet will no doubt feel the love and devotion you have for them, but your spouse may feel absent.
This is usually a sign that you and your spouse are avoiding a problem in your relationship and are using your pet to avoid discussing the issue. If you want your pets to sleep in your bed, let them sleep around you, not in the middle of you.
8. Face to face = Same minded couple
The face-to-face sleeping position is a variation of the position where the partners are fully intertwined, but this time you are facing each other. It should also be remembered that most couples stay level in their heads.
This sleeping position is very close, and it shows that you are both human beings. Also, have a good mood in your relationship, because you enjoy being together.
9. Intertwined = cannot live without each other
If you and your partner are closely bonded, you will enjoy being close to each other. It is one of the most romantic sleeping positions. This sleeping position is often seen by new couples, and it is often used as a transitional position to approach or arrive after a romantic encounter.
This position is often seen by young people, especially when they start dating. There is so much love between the two of you that you want to be as close as possible. It is rare for a couple to maintain this position throughout the relationship, but if they do, it is a sign that the couple is dependent on each other.