This is what your sleeping position says about your relationship

How you sleep can say a lot about you and your mister.

This is what your sleeping position says about your relationship

How you sleep can say a lot about you and your mister.
  • Because sleeping is such a simple and everyday activity, you'd never imagine it could tell you so much about your relationship. These interesting facts can help you and your beau figure out where your relationship stands:

  • Spooning while sleeping

  • This common position seems to be sign of tenderness, but also tells us something else. The embracer (or "big spoon") is the dominant one in the relationship who provides affection, protection and support, while the embraced parter (or "little spoon") mostly receives their partner's affection.

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  • Spooning on the edge of the bed

  • What happens with this position is interesting; When one person moves away, the other follows until they are spooning at the edge of the bed. Following their partner while they sleep shows a high level of commitment. With this sleeping position, both partners are subconsciously saying they'll support each other through the good and bad.

  • Sleeping against his or her chest

  • Couples who take this position while they sleep manifest a pure and gentle love. This position is more common in newlyweds: it creates a sense of protection and trust all while intensifying and strengthening the relationship.

  • Interlaced snoozes

  • Couples who interlace their arms, hands, and legs while keeping their faces close together are revealing their intense passion for each other. This position can also signal emotional and physical dependence on your partner.

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  • Holding hands

  • Holding hands while sleeping is common for couples with strong relationships. They hold their sweetheart's hand to show their partner that they will always be by their side. The relationship is so strong that their trust is unbreakable.

  • Snoozing back to back

  • Contrary to what you might think, couples who sleep back to back have a love so strong they feel comfortable sleeping this way. They are completely connected as a couple and trust each other fully, even in sleep.

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  • Sleeping on opposite sides

  • Sleeping on opposite sides of the bed shows a healthy independence. Both partners feel relaxed, confident and comfortable with each other. Sleeping like this is common in couples who have either just started living together or who have lived together for over a year.

  • Touching feet

  • This sleeping position reveals several things. If one person seeks contact, they want to be emotionally and physically intimate. On the other hand, it can be a negative experience for the couple if the other person does not respond to their partner's touch in the same way.

  • When a couple interlaces their feet, it shows they've united their lives. Even when sleeping, they make their decisions together.

  • The space hoarder

  • This sleeping position says a lot about the person stretching all over the bed, leaving only a small space for their partner. It shows that they are selfish and don't value or respect their partner.

  • Sleeping positions say a lot about a couple's affection and daily interactions. What does the way you sleep say about your relationship?

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