Everyone loves cuddling their partner, right? But did you know that those cuddles, whether they’re just a lazy Sunday on a couch, or your usual way of hugging as you fall asleep – yeah they can say quite a lot about your relationship. Or at least that’s what the internet tells us. So here are just a few cuddling positions and what they could tell us about your relationship with your significant other.
Full Body Hug
You know that hug where you’re all over each other, all your limbs are intertwined, and it’s hard to tell where someone ends and the other person begins? Yeah, that’s intense. And pretty uncomfortable if you ask me. So don’t worry if you and your partner don’t sleep like this. This is one of those cuddle positions that only occurs at the beginning of the relationship when everything is hot and steamy and you feel like you never want to stop touching or spend any second apart.
Head On Chest
This is the classic movie cuddle. Think about it, every time you see a couple laying in bed in the movies, one of them is resting their head on the other’s chest. It’s the most romantic cuddle position out there, plus you get to hear the heartbeat of the other person, which usually tends to be a pretty comforting thing. If this is your preferred cuddling position then you’re one of those super romantic couples who are all about cherishing each other and making one another feel safe.
Touching One Hand/Leg
If you sleep next to each other and only touch one hand, lazily drape a leg over the other person, that means you’re in a healthy relationship. You both appreciate a healthy amount of personal space, but still like to have some contact with your partner as they sleep, just to let them know you’re there. It’s honestly the best and most comfortable way to sleep and cuddle.
Face To Face
Sleeping face-to-face probably means you talk a lot before going to sleep. Bedtime conversations are amazing, don’t get me wrong, but how do you sleep when someone’s constantly breathing in your face? (asking for a friend). But I’m getting carried away, this position signifies that communication is the most important thing in your relationship and that’s great.
Lots of couples sleep while spooning. You know, one of you is the little spoon and the other person is the big spoon. This cuddle position is a crowd favorite. The big spoon is usually the person who’s the protector in the relationship, and the small spoon is the person who loves feeling safe and taken care of. But if you keep switching and both of you get to be the small and the big spoon – congratulations, you’re in a very balanced relationship where each person gets to both be protective and feel safe and cared for.
If one of you is sleeping in a starfish pose, taking up most of the space and the other person just deals with it by contorting yourself around the other person, on the tiny amount of space left on the bed – that means one of you is ready to sacrifice a lot for the other, even their own comfort. It sounds very romantic but if you do that all the time, how are you going to get a good night’s sleep?
Now, this is interesting. Depending on how often this happens and what the temperature in the room is like this could mean one of many things. Perhaps you live in a hot climate and don’t want anyone touching you while you sleep. Or maybe both of you just feel like touching during sleep isn’t something you enjoy and you feel comfortable without needing to cling to the other person. Or maybe your relationship is falling apart to the point where you don’t even want to touch each other in your sleep. But if that’s the case you don’t need an article about cuddling on the internet to tell you that, you probably already know.