9 Couple Sleeping Positions And What They Say About Your Relationship

Did you know that your sleeping positions say a lot about you as a couple? Apparently, that is the time when we’re most vulnerable, and most honest, and so our sleeping positions reveal how we feel about each other.

To quote relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet, “During sleep, you cannot fake your body language. This is the time when you are honest, vulnerable and your sleeping position can reveal a lot about your relationship.”

So go through this list and learn what different sleeping positions mean!

1. The Infamous Spoon

This sleeping position acts as a safe cocoon, putting the woman in more of a nurturing stance, and is ideal for long term relationships.


2. Pursuit of Love

This sleeping position means one half of the couple has retreated to one corner of the bed, and the other person chases after them to spoon. However, it can have two widely different meanings. Either the retreating person wants space and isn’t being granted that, or that person is engaging in a flirtatious game of cat-and-mouse in which they want to be chased after.


3. Leg Hug

This sleeping position can mean that the couple isn’t yet comfortable displaying their attraction to each other, so the leg hug can be seen as a happy accident. On the other hand, it can also denote comfort with one another.


4. Crab Sprawl

This sleeping position can indicate that the two of you are going through a “rough patch” that needs to be sorted out. This is why the position consists of the two partners sub-consciously pulling away from each other.


5. Honeymooner Hug

This sleeping position can only come in the “honeymoon phase” of a relationship, or right after sex. It’s an extremely intimate position that’s very hard to maintain on the long run.


6. Zen It Up

This sleeping position is common amongst couples who are still close, yet they’ve been together long enough that they’re comfortable seeking their personal space as well.


7. Cliffhanger

This position involves one or both partners retreating to opposite ends of the bed. This can lead to you wondering whether something is wrong in the relationship. Alternatively, this can also be a result of the couple being comfortable enough to be okay with distance and personal space.


8. Shingles

This sleeping position displays a building sense of trust and faith in the other partner.


9. Sweetheart’s Cradle

This sleeping position increases the sense of safety and security.


So, now that you know what these sleeping positions mean, have you learnt something about your own relationship? Do SHARE this over social media!