Did you ever wonder what the position you sleep in could tell about the condition of our relationship with partner?
From spooning to top and tailing, specialists say that our unconscious behavior in the bedroom the way we share the bed with partner can disclose how we feel about or partners, what problems could be sparkling under and even our sexual desires.
So here we present what does your night-time body language say?
The most familiar couples sleep in this position, in fact spooning is only chosen by about 18% of pairs. Specialists say it’s a “traditional position” partner takes a protective position over the other, which is the sign of care and independence in the relationship.
However this one might look like a regular postion, the Chasing Spoon is usually a little uneven: one person has moved away from physical contact on the bed and the other “chases” to physically reconnect.
This Sleep Position says, “That the person who is being chased wants to be pursued, or is playing hard to get.” There is a third option, of course: that the person who has moved away has done so for a reason.
The Back Kissers
The Back Kissers fall asleep following, with connection. 94 per cent of couples who spent the night in contact with one another were happy with their relationship, compared to just 68per cent of those that didn’t touch,” says Professor Richard Wiseman.
You’re connected, but independent enough to appreciate your own space in bed. Since your barrels still touch, you want to stay sexually connected regardless of your confidence to face in reverse directions.
The positions indicates a good relationship stability and just the right amount of closeness. Chances are you’re a new pair who doesn’t yet have a motive for distrust OR have been together for a while, and are relaxed and comfortable with one another.
However the least friendly position, sleeping apart and facing away is a good sign for your relationship. Psychologists say it shows couples are “connected and secure in themselves,” indicating “both intimacy and freedom in the relationship.”
This position actually indicates you’re connected and secure. You can be close without touching, sharing a bed but independent.
The rarest of all sleeping positions and it is for good reason. ‘The tangle’ involves just that linking as many limbs, fingers, toes, tongues and other body parts as possible – then trying to sleep.
This position indicates, you’re still sleeping like this after the six month, it could mean you’re too dependent on each other.
The nuzzle is most regularly related with new couples. It represents exciting, loving or reawakened love, in which closeness and physical interaction is valued over relief or sleep quality.
Sleeping on your back indicates confidence and self-assurance, and sends the message that you’re using your power to protect your partner. If you’re the one resting on your partner, you’re individually dependent, skilled of doing your own thing, but thankful of and in love with your significant other.
The space hogger
Obviously, one partner sprawling across the bed and rejecting the other any space to sleep is a sign of selfishness. Indicates that “one partner leads the space, while the other takes a secondary role”, If one partner dominates the bed, it’s likely they dominate the relationship, relegating their partner to a secondary, submissive role.
Top to tail
The most horrible of all sleeping positions. It indicates a couple in”post-argument or pre-divorce”, and is only close in a completely non-sexual way. Dodging the face, it means you can’t face up to your problems. It’s time to buy bunk beds.
What does your sleeping position say about you as a person?
Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.
Facing on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don’t like to be the centre of attention.
Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.
People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.
Those who sleep in the foetus position are described as strong on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first encounter somebody, but quickly relax. This is the most common sleeping position, which resulted in a research. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.
Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don’t like criticism, or extreme situations.
The research also found that most people are unlikely to change their sleeping position. Just 5% said they sleep in a different position every night.