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A Travelodge survey on couple’s sleeping positions revealed the most popular ways of sleeping if you’re in a relationship. Travelodge even suggested the psychology behind why couples sleep as they do and here’s a short breakdown…

LIBERTY SLEEPING POSITION

This is the most popular sleeping position where partners sleep back to back and are not touching. Although it seems like the emotional proximity is low, it actually most oftentimes shows a stable relationship where there is an acceptance of each other’s independence. The couple who are in a Liberty position are comfortable with each other.

CHERISH SLEEPING POSITION

Couples who sleep in a Cherish position sleep back to back whilst touching, be it with a simple hand gesture or sleeping with legs intertwined. It’s a gesture of intimacy so it shows comfort as well as a relaxed relationship.

SPOONING SLEEPING POSITION

This is where a partner spooning the other partner. If the man spoons the woman it represents a traditional instinct of protection that mirrors a secure relationship.  Similarly, the female spooning the man shows that she’s leading and protects her partner while he sleeps.

PILLOW TALK AND THE LOVERS SLEEPING POSITION

This intimate face to face sleeping position shows a happy relationship that is in contact need of conversation. This is true also of The Lovers position, where couples are not only face to face but have legs intertwined also, showing a couple that’s truly inseparable.

THE ROMANTIC SLEEPING POSITION

Where a woman has her head on the man’s chest it shows romance in the relationship. This position is taken up by passionate lovers and most often found in new relationships.

SUPERMAN AND SUPERWOMAN SLEEPING POSITION

Be it the man or woman, where a partner sleeps in a starfish position whilst the other struggles for space it simply dictates who the ruler of the bed is. Be it the King or Queen of the bed, a partner is always happy to oblige.

Find more interesting facts on sleeping positions by looking at A Lifetime in Bed: How our Sleeping Positions Change. It takes you on a journey of an average person’s life to show you how sleeping habits may change depending on your life circumstances. We hope you enjoy!

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