Know what your sleep position says about your relationship

February 11, 2015 1:24 pm

Do you know the way you sleep tells alot about your ? A new
study into the most common sleep positions for couples has revealed that
more couples sleep back-to-back without touching,.Psychologist Corrine
Sweet, who carried out the study on behalf of bed specialist

‘It shows the couple is connected and secure,’ says Ms Sweet, who says
sleep positions can speak volumes about the state of a relationship.

So what does your sleep stance say about your relationship?
Liberty: Back-to-back without touching 

Some 27 per cent sleep in this position with plenty of space keeping
them apart. Ms Sweet said that couples who adopt the Liberty are:
‘Connected and secure in themselves, this position shows both closeness
and independence in the relationship.’

 Cherish: Back-to-back touching

‘A quarter of pairs (23 per cent) like to sleep separately, facing different directions – and is often a sign of a new romance.
Ms Sweet said that it means that, ‘both partners are relaxed and
comfortable with one another – this is often common in new

 Spooning: Front-to-back touching 

The classic loving sleep position although one of the most famous, is only adopted by a fifth (18 per cent) of couples.
Ms Sweet said it’s a ‘traditional position’ and demonstrates a dynamic,
‘where one partner takes a protective stance over the other.’

Lovers’ knot: Face-to-face,

The most complex position in which a couple lies facing each other, with
their legs and arms intertwined for ten minutes before they separate,
is a sign of relationship strength.

Yet only eight per cent adopt this complex position. Ms Sweet said it’s,
‘a compromise between intimacy and independence, allowing for the best
of both worlds.’

Superhero: Starfish position

Women may hold out for a hero but when it comes to going to bed it’s the last thing you need.
Some three per cent of selfish sleepers adopt the starfish position, pushing the other partner so they’re hanging off the bed.
Ms Sweet’s verdict is that: ‘One partner dominates the space, while the other takes a secondary role.’

The romantic: Resting head on chest

This intimate posture, in which one partner rests their head on their
partner’s chest, while their legs are intertwined is often seen in early
Adopted by four per cent of couples Ms Sweet explained it ‘represents vibrant, passionate or rekindled love.

Pillow talk: Face-to-face without touching

With space between them but their bodies mirroring each other, only three per cent of couples lie in the pillow talk position.
But Ms Sweet noted that it could indicate an emotionally demanding
union. ‘This position shows a need for intimacy and close

The Lovers: Face-to-face with legs intertwined all night

There’s a reason only two per cent of pairs lsleep lying so closely
intertwined. Ms Sweet said that although it’s ‘romantic and very
intimate, this position also shows a lack of independence from each

Despite sleep studies showing that 94 per cent of couples who spend the
night in contact with each other are happy with their relationship, Ms
Sweet believes autonomy in the bedroom is no bad thing.
And considering 25 per cent of couples argue in bed because they are
kept awake by their partners, it’s no surprise one in five British
couples choose to sleep in separate beds.

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