Navigation Links
Sleeping Position Speaks A Lot About The Couples Relationship

Sharing a bed is sometimes one of the challenges of a relationship, even for couples deeply in love. Lisa, 33, in Wiesbaden says physical contact with her boyfriend// is something she can do without when she wants to go to sleep. Her boyfriend Martin used to be a cuddler but he isn't bothered by Lisa's desire not to.

"It was different with my previous girlfriend," Martin said. "But the way it is now is completely OK with me."

Both are fully satisfied with their relationship and with their sex life.

American researchers Mark Goulston and Samuell Dunkell would probably see it differently. They say a couple's sleep position reveals a lot about the state of the relationship.

The researchers have given names to different sleep positions and interpreted their meaning.

Couples who sleep back to back with their bottoms touching, for example, are bonded sexually and sensuously but might like independence.

What is commonly known as the spoon position, in which couples snuggle up to each other front to back, betrays a dominance of one partner over the other.

Couples freshly in love often sleep intertwined in a love knot, the researchers said.

A couple who don't touch at all over night and who turn their backs toward each other indicates tension, Goulston and Dunkell said.

But perhaps it is just a matter of comfort, as is the case with Lisa and Martin. They are, however, more of an exception because one partner's need to snuggle and another one's habit of pulling the covers off are things that sometimes lead to arguments.

Sleep specialists and relationship counsellors, however, warn not to read too much into the interpretations.

"Sleep habits are very individual and therefore shouldn't be overestimated," said Hamburg therapist Elmar Basse.

More than anything else they have to do with what a person is used to, and it is known that they can change, sometimes easily and sometimes with difficulty.

"My boyfriend was almost appalled when we spent our first night together and I wanted to share my comforter with him," said 29-year-old Katja from Hamburg. But despite his reaction, she didn't get the guest comforter out.

"Today we almost always sleep under one cover."

Stefan and Maja in Duesseldorf have been sharing one cover for 12 years. Nothing else would suit them. "It's so cozy," they said glowingly.

Their agreement on the matter, however, is unique among couples.

"Most marriages should fail based on the fact that individual partners have different biorhythms," said Heinrich Becker, leader of the sleep laboratory at Marburg's university clinic.

Christoph Schraivogel, who runs the Internet portal www.schlafkampagne.de, is convinced that it is wishful thinking that two people can sleep restfully under one cover.

And there are good reasons for that.

"For many people, closeness during sleep is simply uncomfortable and it affects peaceful sleep," said Werner Cassel, a psychologist at the Marburg sleep laboratory.

Many people are extremely restless at night and suffer from restless leg syndrome, which causes pain and constant twitching in the legs. Their muscles also become sore.

Basse said it could be very bad for relationships.

"People who don't sleep well overnight and feel knocked out when they wake up possibly will direct their irritability toward their partner," he explained.

That's why sleep experts highly recommend a sleep routine.

"Particularly when the sleep habits are very different, partners can reach an understanding that they go to bed together, cuddle for a while and then slide over to their respective side of the bed and under their own cover," Cassel advises, adding that separate bedrooms are not disastrous to a relationship.
< br> "There are very happy couples who sleep separately."

Basse also knows of couples who have been together for years sleeping in separate rooms.

"When a relationship is based more and more over time on trust and harmony, the sexual aspects often decline, which is perfectly fine for many couples," Basse said.

What is problematic is when both or neither partner wants any physical contact. "Then there is something wrong," he said, especially previously enjoyed close contact while sleeping.

Those who want to sleep closely with their partner should make it clear at the beginning of the relationship. Sometimes people, who convert to sleeping alone, sometimes revert to being cuddlers in certain phases of a romantic relationship.

"Couples newly in love usually seek closeness," Basse said. So at the beginning of a relationship, snuggling that at first feels strange can become the norm.

It's also important for couples who have been together for a long time to talk about their needs and seek solutions.

Neither partner should feel insulted if his or her partner rolls over in the middle of the night, but it's equally wrong to ignore criticism.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Sleeping sickness - a silent killer
2. Help For Kids With Difficulty In Sleeping
3. Sleeping Less May be related to Weight Gain
4. Sleeping Boy Does A Rip Van Winkle
5. With New Drug To Fight Against Sleeping, Your Increment Is Not Far Away
6. Uganda Reports Failure To Contain Sleeping Sickness
7. Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness
8. Sleeping Is No Mean Art … It Is A Privilege Denied To Many
9. Toddlers Have Respiratory Trouble When Sleeping With Their Face Up
10. Sleeping disorder risk factor for heart attacks
11. Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet ... product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural ... two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand ... project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s ... within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their offering. ... Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart Structures, ... involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that ... such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: