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Picture yourself in bed, about to drift off to sleep. What position are you in? What about your partner?. When you share a bed, your sleep position can be a passive aggressive way to say, "I don't trust you," "I'm pissed," or "I can't get enough of you. When you sleep closely linked with your partner, it means two sleeping position means, and what that says about your relationship status.
Or really, any two individual personalities into one of the most intimate and venerable situations we humans experience?
It's actually quite fascinating. When we sleep, our subconscious minds take over. Because of this, the body language we use with a partner while we snooze can be a remarkably precise way to gauge what's going on in our relationships. Many other experts and psychologists agree with this idea and have conducted studies in and written books on the subject. They have uncovered the ten most popular couple sleeping positions and the secrets they have found about each is truly intriguing The Spoon According to a study done by relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet, the position is only adopted by a fifth or 18 percent of couples and demonstrates a dynamic in which, " One partner takes a protective stance over the other.
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The Loose Spoon New couples tend to have the most physical contact in bed, but once the relationship matures, the novelty of sharing a mattress wears off.
The loose spoon is typically what a couples that are a fans of spooning eventually do once their relationship matures and each individual wants to revert to a position that produces the best quality sleep, said Paul Rosenblatt, author of Two in a Bed: It's like the big spoon saying, "I've got your back, you can count on me," but it's not as sexual as spooning closer, Woods said.
The Chase This is like spooning, but it's when one person is in pursuit of the other.
One person has drifted to the other side of the bed, and the other one is "chasing" them. This can mean two things.
One that the person who is being chased wants to be pursued, or is playing hard to get. The other thing it can be, according to Samuel Dunkell, author of Sleep Positions: The Night Language of the Body is something called "illegal Spooning" because the person has retreated because they want space.
The Tangle This extremely intimate position is even more rare than the Spoon. It tends to happen when there is either intense emotions at play like after lovemaking or at the start of a romantic relationship.
Some couples maintain it throughout their relationship but it isn't necessarily a good thing. According to Elizabeth Flynn Campbella New York psychotherapist, "[the couple] could be overly enmeshed, too dependent on each other to sleep apart.
Is your sleep position saying you can't get enough of the person in your bed? Or that you want nothing to do with them? We asked a few experts. For starters though, we asked some real couples how they share a bed. We got some interesting responses!
But because it seems like he has a higher than usual core temperature, I prefer to sleep slightly separate with out feet touching," says Kathy A. Body temperature and comfort preferences are a big thing, of course, and they are still connected. That has to be a good sign, right? My husband will sometimes spoon me in the middle of the night which is very comfortable but I prefer being tangled up in each other when we are awake and talking.
That's some of our best talks! What happens if your sleep styles are not in sync?
What Your Sleeping Position With a Partner Says About Your Relationship
Does that reflect on your relationship? Ormaybe you love each other and you just need some alone time? It's impossible to stay asleep with someone hanging on you. He sleeps on his side and me on mine.
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In fact, if he gets too close, I move away. He breathes so heavy that he blows my hair and wakes me up. People that say they spoon are full of shit. So I'd say we face away from each other," says Denise V.
Ultimately, couples, no matter how into each other they seem to be, have some very different sleep preferences. But all these sleep positions do send a message. This is not for a selfish sleep style like the starfish or a stiff one like the soldier," says Sarah Brown, sleep and wellness expert with Mattress Firm.