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Sleeping Positions Reveal A Lot About Your Relationship

Today, it’s not just how we act around and towards our partner that indicates the health of our relationship. Our sleeping positions can also say a thing or two about how our relationship is going. Can you believe it? Well, you should because it is backed up by experts. One of them is a bed expert, Steve Pickering, MD of Sussex Beds. He says: “Many couples are probably not aware of how much their sleeping position reveals about their relationship” and he is right. We don’t know what our sleeping positions mean.

Different Sleeping Positions And Their Meaning For Couples

Patti Wood, a body language expert with more than 30 years of experience and author of Success Signals, A Guide to Reading Body Language, refers to our sleeping positions as sleep body language. She says that our bodies’ positions as we sleep are controlled by our subconscious mind, so how our body is positioned during sleep can be an accurate tool to assess how the relationship is.

Here are different sleeping positions common for couples and their meaning:


All couples are probably familiar with spooning. It’s a position where the couple lies side by side – one person facing the back of the other with knees bent.

Experts say that when couples spoon, it means that there’s trust in the relationship. When you’re the little spoon or the person with his or her back turned from your partner, it means that you fully trust your partner. If you’re the big spoon or the person facing the back of your partner, it means that you are protective of the person you’re with.

Facing Each Other

Of all the sleeping positions, you might think that this one means that the couple has a good connection with each other. But, no, you’re mistaken. If a couple sleeps facing each other, it means that they require more intimacy or connection in the relationship.

If a couple is distant or is hungry for intimacy, their subconscious mind will attempt to make that connection as the couple sleeps. So, it’s like partners are trying to look each other in the eyes all throughout the night.

Sleeping On Opposites Sides Of The Bed

The last sleeping position on this list could indicate trouble in the relationship. If you start of snuggling and then you slowly gravitate towards the opposite sides of the bed, it could mean that both of you need space.

You don’t have to worry about this sleeping position when you normally sleep this way. It could be that your partner or you feel uncomfortable when you snuggle while you sleep. Your partner could also be the type that kicks when he or she is sleeping. So, again, you don’t have to worry about anything when you normally sleep on opposite sides of the bed.

It’s interesting how experts can now read our relationships’ health based on how our bodies are positioned as we sleep. Which sleeping position was the most interesting to you? We have more posts like this so make sure you check them out on our blog.