What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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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.

1. Spooning

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

2. Intertwined

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

3. Back-to-back

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

7. Starfish

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

This position is comfortable for the person who acts as the “starfish” but brings a lot of discomfort to the other partner. The “starfish” takes up all the space, leaving the other partner on the edge of the bed. This sleeping position may indicate how the roles are distributed in the relationship: one partner acts selfishly, absorbing all the space, while the other one tends to compromise and diminish their needs.

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

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

9. Leg hug

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

10. Front-to-front

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

12. Tetherball

What Sleeping Positions Will Be Best for You as a Couple

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.

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