This role is convenient for the person acting as the “starfish” while giving the other partner a lot of discomfort. The “starfish,” leaving the other partner on the edge of the bed, takes up all the space. This sleeping position may suggest how the roles in the relationship are distributed: one partner behaves selfishly, taking all the space, while the other tends to compromise and minimize their needs.
The same applies to health benefits. The “starfish” get all the benefits such as relieving back pain and waking up fresh and well-rested. The other partner has to sleep less and have a higher chance to spend the night with a snorer: sleep in this position
8. Both on the stomach
This status can suggest some relationship trust issues. This means both partners are trying to hide their real feelings and cut off the other partner. Partners can combat frustration and anxiety and feel too nervous to express their emotions openly. It’s probably time to have an honest conversation with your partner if you find that this sleeping arrangement becomes a habit.
Moreover, it’s no good at all to lie on the stomach. It puts unnecessary pressure on the spine, especially on the lower back, causing you to turn your head to the side. Put a pillow under your stomach to relieve pressure on your spine if you can’t stop sleeping in this position.
9. Leg hug
The leg hug is a gentle and tender sign of an emotional connection’s desire. If both partners do this and act responsively, it is a good sign in the marriage that demonstrates passion and love. The spouses see it as a partnership and are committed to each other. But if only one partner does all the touching, it may be the time to assess the relationship dynamic and what each partner brings to the table.
The leg hug provides both partners with a variety of options for sleeping positions so they can both have a good night’s sleep and find the best position for them.
This position is similar to being intertwined, but it gives more freedom to the partners. Sleeping this way shows that the relationship is generally happy and satisfied with the partners. They are compatible with each other and live in harmony. Partners show their closeness, but with constant touch, do not suffocate each other.
Front-to-front sleeping may be perfect for late-night talks, but it may not fit for all couples because most people don’t like sleeping next to someone breathing in their face all night.
11. Head on the shoulder
This position is very similar to your partner’s sleeping chest, but it has a different atmosphere. It shows that one partner is acting as a protector who is always there to provide some support, while the other partner is relying on help. It shows that one partner is more dominant, but in a healthy manner, and partners are confident in their feelings and love-filled.
There are some disadvantages to sleeping in this position, like all other positions where partners are too close to each other. Thanks to an awkward limb location during the night, there is a high chance that the spouses will wake up with body aches.
Tetherball is great for people who like to sleep or turn in different positions during the night but still want some physical contact. For example, when sleeping in the fetal position, one partner will sleep on their back and put their hands on the other partner’s back. It shows that partners care for each other and are willing to compromise in order to meet the needs of each other.
Such couples want to express their love to their partner endlessly, but with their care and attention, they don’t want to suffocate them. This position provides all partners with a good night’s sleep and needs little change.
Illustrated by Alena Tsarkova