Sleeping Position Secrets

Secret Revealed About Your Sleep Position

Couples who snuggle in bed as they sleep are happier than couples who sleep far apart without touching, according to British researchers, who say that your sleeping position reveals wonders about the quality of your relationship.

Sleep positions and what each says about a couple’s relationship.

The study: Led by Richard Wiseman, a psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, the team collected data from 1,000 people who were part of a love relationship, asking each about his or her preferred sleeping position. In addition, all were asked to rate the quality and happiness of their relationship.

The results: Put quite simply, one of the most important indicators of happiness involves touching. Fully 94 percent of couples who sleep touching one another are happy with their relationship, compared with 68 percent who are happy but do not touch during the night.

Being close, but not touching, also counts. The further apart couples sleep, the less likely they are to be happy. While 86 percent of those who sleep less than an inch apart are happy with their relationship, the same is true for only 66 percent of those who sleep more than 30 inches apart.

Fun facts to know and tell about sleep position:

  • 42 percent of couples sleep back-to-back.
  • 31 percent of couples sleep facing the same direction.
  • 4 percent of couples sleep facing each other.
  • 12 percent of couples sleep less than an inch apart.
  • 2 percent of couples sleep more than 30 inches apart.
  • Extroverts are more likely to sleep close to their lover.
  • Creative people are more likely to sleep on their left side.

“The results allow people to gain an insight into someone’s personality and relationship by simply asking them about their favorite sleeping position,” Wiseman said in a news release announcing the study findings.

article source: http://netscape.compuserve.com/whatsnew/default.jsp?story=20141223-1132

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