Sleeping is a daily or nightly ritual we all have to go through in order for our bodies and minds to continue functioning properly, that’s just a fact of life. When you’re growing up if you’re lucky enough to be able to sleep in your own bed then you’ve got so much freedom to squirm and twist throughout the night, but once you get older and into a relationship that quickly changes – they need room too! But did you know that the way a couple sleeps together (position-wise) can tell you a lot about each person, or their relationship?
This sleeping style usually has both partners faced back to back with one or the other dangling an arm or a leg off the side of the bed. This could mean that the dangling partner needs to start getting more or better sleep, but it could also signify a growing distance in the relationship if it becomes a common occurrence. It could also just be a temperature thing, so don’t go rushing to conclusions without talking to your loved one if something is on your mind!
The Crab (left side of image)
This is the way you sleep when one person enjoys a little freedom with their side of the bed while the other enjoys a little closeness. Even still there is rarely any body contact when sleeping like this, but they do manage to push that as far as possible.
The classic lover’s embrace as they fall asleep; usually the woman or more feminine partner of the relationship will nestle their head into the armpit of the other partner. This is a position that signifies a devotion between the two and is generally how those in new and budding relationships will lay down together.
For those that enjoy staring deeply into their lover’s eyes this is the perfect way to fall asleep, plus you’ve got the added benefit of being able to talk to one another as you fall asleep. Again, this is generally more common in newer relationships or for those couples who truly have worlds to share with each other.
You’re probably not wondering how this sleeping position earned it’s name, because we’ve all seen it in television and the movies for years. Usually you’ll see the beautiful woman resting across the man’s muscular chest with his arm around her, asleep with nothing but rock-hard musculature as a pillow. This isn’t comfortable in the slightest, ask anyone that’s done it. Within an hour of falling asleep you’ll wake up with a dead arm and the desire not to move your partner. Even still, it’s fairly common.
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