Sleeping positions can say a lot about a relationship. Few things in life are better than sprawling out on a nice, big, comfy bed. But did you know that sleeping positions can say a lot about your relationship? So, what happens when a couple with different sleeping positions roll into one bed?
How Sleeping Positions Determine Your Relationship
1. The Spoon
This is the most common sleeping position for couples who have been together a long time. In this position, your partner envelops you in a very romantic and secure way. The position indicates confidence in your partner and gives a strong feeling of protection. This position is harmonious and passionate and is also exceedingly intimate.
2. The Loose Spoon
This is similar to the spoon position but the couple is a few inches apart from each other. The space between represents balance. This is a position usually adopted by couples who have established a strong connection with each other. It’s like telling your partner, “I’ve got your back and you can count on me.”
The couple has been together long enough to trust each other and they don’t feel the need to constantly touch one another. This position is typically embraced when the couple’s relationship matures. Moreover, the more comfortable loose spoon position enables both individuals to get a quality night’s sleep.
3. The Chasing Spoon
Also called ‘the pursuit’, it occurs when one person is pursuing the other who has drifted to the other side of the bed. This can mean two things: the person distancing themselves can be playing hard to get and wants to be pursued or alternatively, the individual turning their back gives way in order to find their own space.
4. The Stomach Snoozers
Sleeping on your stomach protects the front of the body and this can simply mean both of you are experiencing anxiety or emotional fear. Couples who sleep in this position may want to have a healthy conversation about what’s going on with their relationship. This is also one of those sleeping positions that shows a lack of trust and intimacy.
5. The Nuzzle
This is a position where one partner supports another’s head on their chest. This conveys complete trust and creates a great sense of protection. It is also more commonly posed by individuals in new relationships.
The one sleeping on their back shows they are confident in protecting their partner. The one resting their head gives the idea they are capable of doing their own thing, but at the same time, appreciative of their partner’s affection.
6. The Liberty Position
Couples who sleep on opposite sides of the bed with space between them are called liberty lovers. While this is one of the less romantic positions, those who are in established relationships find this more practical. Sleeping on opposite sides of the bed can mean both partners are independent, but not necessarily signify that they are less connected and secure with each other.
7. The Tangle
that position y’all lay in every night while sleeping. the one with your legs tangled in his.
— Stefanie Woods (@soup_coolerz) August 24, 2011
The tangle position is when a couple sleeps with their arms and legs coiled around each other. This is commonly seen during the start of a romantic relationship where there are more intense emotions. It can also be the go-to position for individuals after making love.
The simplest interpretation of this position is you can’t get enough of each other and can’t bear to be separated. While this is extremely intimate, it could make you too dependent on your partner in the long run.
8. The Unraveling Knot
This two-part position starts with the tangle position and after 10 minutes, couples untangle from each other finding their own independence. Like the liberty position, it is more common for long-term couples to sleep in this position as they are able to show intimacy with each other through tangling. Shortly after, the couple can enjoy their own personal space.
9. The Back Kissers
The couple sleeps facing away from each other with their butts touching. Sleeping back-to-back signifies their respect for each other’s independence, while their butts touching shows it is also important to feel their partner’s presence. The couples in this kind of sleeping position are usually supportive and genuinely happy in their relationship.
10. The Leg Hug
— Terms of LEO (@LeoTerms) August 5, 2014
In this position, couples sleep with their legs intertwined. The leg hug could mean several things. If only one is doing the hugging, it could depict this person is in need of attention or craving a connection. If both partners’ feet are entwined, it means the sexual connection is strong and both partners are passionate. Another interpretation of this position is a couple shares balance and mutual trust.
11. The Space Hog
This position is based on how much space each partner takes up on the bed. This is the most unhealthy sleeping position in this list and can raise questions about the situation of a relationship.
On one hand, dominating the bed and taking up all the space could mean selfishness and disregard of the other person’s needs. On the other hand, the partner placing their head further away the headboard tends to be more submissive and has a lower self-esteem.
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5. The Tangle
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Here’s another take on your sleeping positions and what it says about your relationship. Check out this video from Home Remedy:
Although the important thing is to distinguish the position in which you cuddle before going to sleep and the night-long positions in which you wake up to, the latter is the only thing that matters here. So if ever you notice a sudden change in your partner’s sleeping position, it may be easier to figure out what is happening with your relationship based on the positions listed above.
Do you agree with the sleeping positions interpretation mentioned above? Share if this is applicable to your present or past relationship in the comments below!