What These 8 Sleeping Positions Reveal About Your Relationship

Body language can tell you a lot about how someone is thinking or feeling, but did you know it can also be an effective way of telling some truths about your relationship? The way you sleep with your SO says a lot about where you’re at as a couple, and can be an early indicator of issues or unbalances within the relationship. If, like me, you're single and like to starfish across the bed naked, then high five - you're living life right.

Opposite directions


Although you might think that this position indicates problems in your relationship, it actually means you’re both quite secure. The further towards the edge of the bed you lie, the less true this is. If you find that your partner is moving further and further away from you to the point where they have fallen out, you either need to break up or stop farting so much.




Spooning is a common sleeping position, and it typically means you’re secure in your relationship. It also requires some serious butt to peen action, which usually results in a morning forking session - perfect for the pre teeth brushing time of day.

Space hogging


Hogging valuable bed space is a selfish move. Unsurprisingly, those who don’t give a damn about their partners comfort are probably also similarly selfish in other aspects of their life. Space Hogging is a fantastic way of getting someone out of your bed without being rude and actually asking them to go. "Oh are you leaving? Ok, bubye."




“It means your lives are intertwined, that you function as a pair. You probably finish each other’s sentences and take care of each other,” said Patti Wood, a body language expert. However, if you find yourself sleeping in this position too often, or finishing each others sentences, you should probably look into not being so fucking irritating to be around. Just saying is all.

Sleeping naked



Skin-on-skin contact releases oxytocin, which is known as the love chemical. This is great for developing a sense of togetherness and wellbeing with your partner. It also shows you’re confident being naked around each other, and that you don't mind the weird friction sound of skin on skin, sticking to each other.

The nuzzle


The nuzzle involves one partner falling asleep on the other’s chest. Typically, the one who lies on the chest is the more submissive one. This position sometimes results in both partners waking up with hair in their mouths, delish.


Heads together


Heads pointing towards each other typically means you’re on the same page as your partner. Sleeping with your heads touching is a sign you’re one of those couples that can almost read each other’s minds and you say things like "Omg I was literally JUST thinking that". Check for headlice you absolute saps.

The headboard



If one of you sleeps with their head closer to the headboard, you can bet they’re the more dominant one in your relationship. Since this position means your heads are at different levels, it could mean you need to work on your communication, or maybe you're just much shorter than your partner and you need to decide; crotch to crotch and face to chest, or face to face and crotch to chest - it will really depend on the night. Good luck!



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