Monday, 29 October 2012

PHOTOS: What Sleeping Positions Say About Relationships

According to relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet, sleeping habits can reveal stresses and strains in a relationship.
"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."

Corinne added: "Couples fall into habitual ways of sleeping together that suits their personalities and personal preferences. These are negotiated at the outset, so if something changes in how they sleep together, this can reflect a change in their relationship and cause concern for the other partner.
Cherish - back to back but touching (18%)
This couple are comfortable, intimate and relaxed with each other. A popular position in a new relationship.
Liberty - back to back but not touching (28%)
This couple feel connected whilst independent enough to sleep separately. They are used to each other and accept each other’s sleeping habits.
Pillow talk - Face to face (7%)
This position represents an intimate need for one-to-one contact and conversation in bed.
The Lovers - face to face with legs intertwined all night (4%)
This is love’s young dream position where you cannot bear to be separated as each moment together counts. A position for the born romantics
Spoons – male spoons with the female on the inside (13%)
This is a traditional position, in which the male takes the lead and protects his lover. Couples sleep side-by-side each curled up with each other in the foetal position.

Spoons with the female on the outside (5%)
In this position the female takes the lead and protects her man while he is sleeping.
The Romantic - woman lying with head and arm on man’s chest (1%)
This is the popular Hollywood movie bed scene position. An intimate pose much favoured in a new relationship or after love making. It represents new / rekindled love.
Superman - man lying in star fish position with woman hanging off the bed (1%)
In this position the male is king of the bed, he likes to have his way and the female is happy to oblige.
Superwoman - Woman lying in star fish position with man hanging off the bed (1%)
The woman rules the bed in this position, she likes her space and the man takes a secondary role and lets her take it.

Individual sleeping positions explained:
  • Symbolically curled positions in sleep mean “I want to trust others and feel safe”
  • Bodies stretched out in sleep mean “I want to take charge and experience adventure”

  • Hands curled inwards mean “I want to cuddle and connect”

  • Hands wrapped around a pillow can indicate a cuddly nature. If hands and/or arms are held, or pressed tightly, or straight down at the sides it means “I want to be alone”

  • Sleeping on your stomach temporarily typically shows you are anxious or feel things are out of control and need to protect the vulnerable front of your body

  • An individual who always sleeps on his/her stomach but with arms bent and hands up around the head in a crown position is showing s/he is persistent, goal oriented, compulsive and stubborn

The study of 2,000 couples was conducted by hotel chain Travelodge.

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