What your sleep position reveals about your relationship
The loving closeness
While one of the partners is lying on his back, closing the other one’s arm, he gently lays his head on his chest. This position is very cozy and shows a close proximity of the couple. It reveals a great familiarity and a mutual trust in the relationship based on mutual respect and love.
The protective hug
Here a partner lies by the side of the other, embroils his head on his chest and is held by a protective embrace of the other. It seems as if the two of them can not keep their eyes off each other while sleeping. This may point to a high degree of intimacy and affection, but also to a high dependence on each other.
If a partner snores loudly or is very active in their sleep, it can certainly prevent the other from having a good night’s sleep. If this happens isolated, you can certainly overlook it. In the long run, however, this can hurt a relationship. Therefore, you should address these issues as early as possible in a gentle way.
The ceiling claw
It can happen that a partner makes a greater claim on bed and blanket than he is entitled to. Especially in people with excessive sleep positions, this can be a problem. This may indicate that one partner is much more involved in the relationship than the other. This may not disturb some partners, but definitely shows inequality in the relationship.
This position is the most prevalent in relationships. The man nestles protectively from behind against the woman’s back. This is often reflected in very long relationships and reflects the traditional role allocation. However, it does not mean unequal treatment in the relationship, but is more about great strength, trust and closeness.
This position is the exact opposite of the previous one. The woman hugs her partner from behind. On the one hand, this can mean that the man in the relationship is particularly vulnerable and is cared for by his partner in a protective manner. On the other hand, this can also point to problems or secrets. In this case, a conversation can certainly help further.
This shows a large distance between the partners, on the one hand by actual distance and additionally by averted attitude. This indicates serious problems that can lead to the disruption of the whole relationship. It can also occur only once, for example, after a big dispute. In case of doubt, the conversation should definitely be looked for and the issues discussed.
The (unconscious) reconciliation
This position is often seen after a dispute or difficulty with each other. On the one hand, both partners are looking for distance, which can be seen in the opposite attitude. On the other hand, it can be seen from the physical proximity that the attraction to each other is much stronger. Both need the closeness despite the hassle, but allow each other distance to process the things said.
Of course, these positions are not a prediction of a relationship, but you can use it as a clue to talk about potential issues and get rid of them before they become too big.