Sleeping next to someone has tremendous benefits for our health starting from reducing stress to boosting our immune system. But psychologists are also sure that sleeping positions can reveal a lot about the relationship between the partners and point out the unspoken problems. So it’s time to find out what our subconscious is trying to tell us and see how it reflects in our daily life.
Bright Side believes that we should take every chance to learn more about ourselves and our true feelings, so we suggest taking look at these couples’ sleeping positions and their hidden meaning.
This spooning position is good for the health of both partners since it doesn’t put pressure on the back and helps relieve snoring. However, partners should pay attention to their shoulder and knee joints and make sure they don’t hurt.
Despite being very romantic, this isn’t the best sleeping position in terms of health. Close physical contact doesn’t leave much space for breathing and partners may suffer from body aches in the morning because of joint stiffness.
Since both partners sleep on their side, this is a healthy position for their backs. As a bonus, they can place their hands any way they like. But partners should be careful with their joints, to prevent aches and pains.
4. Face-to-face without touching
This position is comfortable in terms of physical health but partners should bring forth some effort to prevent any psychological discomfort. This position is perfect for pillow talk, which can help boost intimacy and promote an open conversation about the feelings and needs of each other.
5. On the chest
Despite all the romantic touching, let’s face it, this position isn’t very comfortable. Partners may suffer from numbness or stiffness of the limbs or feel too hot because of close, skin-to-skin contact.
6. On different sides of the bed
The closed body position and the desire to sleep separately indicate a high level of frustration and anxiety. Partners are distancing themselves from the problem and prefer to ignore it, instead of talking things through.
The same goes for the health benefits. The “starfish” get all the benefits like back pain relief and waking up well-rested and fresh. The other partner has to put up with less sleeping space and the higher possibility of spending the night with a snorer: sleeping in this position can worsen its symptoms.
8. Both on the stomach
Besides, sleeping on the stomach isn’t beneficial at all. It puts unnecessary pressure on the spine, especially on the lower back, and forces you to turn your head to the side. If you can’t stop sleeping in this position, put a pillow under your stomach to relieve pressure on your spine.
The leg hug provides a variety of options for sleeping positions for both partners so they both can have a good night’s sleep and find the position that works best for them.
Sleeping front-to-front may be ideal for having late-night conversations, but may not work for all couples because most people don’t like to sleep next to someone breathing in their face all night long.
11. Head on the shoulder
Sleeping in this position has similar drawbacks, like all the other positions where partners are too close to each other. There’s a high chance the partners will wake to with body aches because of an uncomfortable limb position during the night.
These partners constantly want to express their love for their partner, but they don’t want to suffocate them with their care and attention. This position provides a good night’s sleep for both partners and doesn’t require a lot of adjustment.
What sleeping position do you and your partner choose? Do you think it reflects your relationship? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments.