Most people fail to pay close attention to the way they sleep at night and do you know that the way you sleep with your partner has a lot to do with your relationship?
A major mistake most couples make is giving higher priority to other things in a relationship, and not considering the way the way they spend the night with their other half as important.
However, there have been many studies by psychologists, therapists, and other scientists about the relationship between the way we sleep and what they connote in our relationship.
However, it might be highly surprising to understand what your sleeping positions say about you and your relationship, just like building our personality, and other aspects of your life that you consider significant, learning about the way you sleep and what it means, can be a perfect way to adjust and make things right.
How can our sleep reveal so much about us? Virtually about 70% of our daily lives is spent consciously and we can behave as we please or desire, even when in a bad mood or situation while the remaining 30% is spent while unconscious.
However, when at sleep, our unconscious mind swings in action and they play the perfect role about the type of person that we are, how we feel towards others, and they present the truth at all times.
Sleeping together with others is something that we do unconsciously and our nocturnal body is the perfect instrument we have to help with the truth regarding our unwavering relationship.
Here, we will discuss some of the sleeping positions that we do exhibit with our partners while unconscious and what they mean in relation to our relationship.
If you want to learn more about what your sleeping position says about your relationship, you should read further to learn more.
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Sleeping Positions and Their Meaning in Our Relationships
There are several sleeping positions that people exhibit while unconscious, although some are quite romantic and passionate, they have their meanings.
Here, you will be able to learn more about what the different kind of sleeping position that couples exhibit means so you should stay at alert.
Below are the various sleeping positions and their meanings, I hope you digest their meaning and work on your relationship if you are lagging behind.
This is usually regarded as the most common sleeping position, however, in the real sense, only one-fifth of the couples exhibit this type of position.
In this position, both are sleeping on their sides facing the same direction but the one at the rear stay close to the other and rap their hand round the other person.
When awake, it is quite possible to spoon for a period before going to sleep, and when asleep couples change position.
However, the spoon position means that one of the couples protects and guards the other at all time, even when asleep and this is a romantic way of saying “I will always stick to you and protect you at all cost”.
According to Patti Wood, an expert for 30 years in body language reading said it is a way of saying “I trust you”, and this position tends to be saucy but romantic all the same.
This type of position is usually exhibited between couples who have been in a relationship for quite a while.
This type of position is usually developed from the spooning position and it is exhibited when the duo wants to go back to a sleeping position that produces the best quality sleep.
It is just like spooning, but there is a little bit space between the couples and this is also quite romantic for a healthy relationship.
Although this is not as romantic as the spooning sleeping position, it is also considered as a great way of showing protection and attractiveness to your lover.
It also means that you have a great connection and you live to protect each other at all time. According to Woods, this sleeping position says “I’ve got your back, you can always count on me” – this is an assertive statement which proclaims protection.
This is just like spooning, however, it is different in that one person is after the other person while on the bed. This position involves one of the duo being on the edge of the bed while the other person goes after the person to stay close to them.
This position is usually exhibited when one of them is trying to play hard to get or desired to be sort after by the other person.
However, according to a renowned author – Samuel Dunkell, there can also be another side or meaning to this sleeping position, as it was referred to as “illegal spooning” because the other person has backed off from their partner because they want some distance or space between them.
However, this sleeping position shows that you two like each other and you are both emotionally attracted to each other. You should always stay close to each other, share ideas, and do things together.
This type of position involves embracing each other while sleeping and it is a very romantic and passionate sleeping position.
It is quite rare between spouses and it is commonly exhibited at the beginning of relationships or when there is an intense emotion at work (that is, probably after you two have just finished making love or something).
However, there are some couples that exhibit this kind of sleeping position throughout their lives and what this insinuate is that the two of you are highly dependent on each other and it is very hard for you two to sleep or do other things separately.
You need to work on your relationship and look more into the things that you can do to become less dependent on your spouse as they won’t always be there for you.
THE UNRAVELING KNOT
This type of sleeping position usually develops from the tangling type. After staying tangled for about 10 to 15 minutes, the couple gets separated and they are able to sleep in a more comfortable position.
This position is considered to be stronger than the tangle and only 8% of couples exhibit this type of sleeping position.
This sleeping position is believed to lie between the world of intimacy and independence and it gives the duo the independence they need to exhibit a healthy relationship without leaving their intimate life behind.
In the words of Dr. Sweet, it is “A compromise between intimacy and independence, allowing for the best of both worlds”.
This sleeping position considers intimacy and independence as two different entities and it comes in between to bridge the gap. It is a sign that you and your spouse respect and wants the best for each other.
This sleeping position involves spouses facing opposite directions while sleeping with spaces in between them. Statistically, 27% of couples exhibit this sleeping position making it quite popular and it is not a bad way to sleep.
According to Corrine Sweet, a relationship psychologist, couples that sleep with their back facing each other without touching are regarded as being “connected and secure in themselves”.
It is a sign that people who sleep with freedom keep each other protected and safe at all time.
This type of sleeping position is more common among new lovers who have been together for a short time (mostly under one year) and it is considered a novel.
This position involves sleeping facing opposite directions but with their back or butt touching each other. This sleeping position is said to mean that “both couples are relaxed and comfortable with each other”.
This is a sign that the spouses find comfort in each other and this is a sign of great relaxation when with that person.
This is a sweet sleeping position among lovers in which one of the partners rests their head on the chest of the other person with their legs intertwined.
This positioning is usually seen among young lovers or when your love with your partner gets rekindled.
This type of position gives a sense of protection to the couples and people become relaxed when with their spouse because they trust them so much.
The person placing their head on the chest of the other feels safe when with their partner and they feel protected and guarded at all time. This is a great sleeping position and it is very lovely and comforting.
If you are sleeping with your leg being intertwined with your lover or spouse, this can be a sign that your spouse needs or desires a sexual connection or attraction.
This is a sign that the two of you cannot get enough of each other and this shows how close you are to each other, and you help each other with every possible chance that you get.
This sleeping position can be said to mean that “your lives are intertwined and you function as a pair”. It is a sign of the connection which exists between the two of you.
This type of sleeping position means that one of the duos is selfish and desires to dominate the lives of others at all cost.
This sleeping position involves pushing the other person towards the lower part of the bed and trying at all cost to stay at the top of the bed.
If you are having such a situation in your relationship, it is time to have an honest relationship with your partner so as to know the state of mind of your spouse.
This sleeping position indicates that one of the two is dominant and they tend to make the other submissive at all cost. You need to interact with each other and know the right thing to do.
Our sleeping position tells a lot about us and it can signify how we place each other in a relationship.
Whenever you sleep, when your head is on the same level, this is a sign of equality, and when not it is a sign of inequality – that is, one of the duo trying to be dominant.
Look into your sleeping position and if there is a need to make amendment do so as quickly as possible and learn to sleep healthily.
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