Researchers said that positions people take up when they’re in deep sleep with their partner may reveal how they really feel about each other.
Psychologists explain that during sleep, people cannot fake body language, and because sleeping is the time when people are the most honest and vulnerable, your sleeping position can reveal a lot about your relationship with the person you are sleeping with.
“Couples fall into habitual ways of sleeping together that suits their personalities and personal preferences,” relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet said in a statement. “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.”
“Individual psychological states also affect how we sleep and the positions we sleep in, so if we are stressed we may be irritable, and not want to snuggle up with our partner. Arguments often lead to sleeping wide apart, as people feel loathe to touch,” Sweet said.
“Inevitably, once the first flush of lust wears off, with couples naked and entwined, it is more likely that the need for a good night’s sleep predominates, so sleeping back to back becomes a favorable position in bed,” she added.
A new UK survey, conducted by budget hotel chain Travelodge, found that 46 percent of people choose to turn away and sleep with their back to their lover every night. While sleeping with your back to your partner may seem cold and loveless psychologists say that couples who sleep with their backs facing each other may actually have a very intimate relationship.
The study involved 2,000 couples and found that 28 percent of participants sleep in the “Liberty” position. The Liberty position is when couples are sleeping back to back but not touching. Psychologists say that while lovers who sleep in this position feel connected, they are independent…
Read more: Medical Daily