When sleeping next to your lover, do you face him, or do you turn your back to him? When sleeping alone, do you sleep on your back or on your belly?

The position you have while you sleep reveals your personality and your true feelings for your lover.

Although the great majority of the people change their position while sleeping, there are some positions we adopt over and over throughout the night.

The positions you adopt depend on a great number of factors, including your own personality or the way you used to sleep while a child (for instance, the children who slept in a king-size bed until ten year-old the children will adopt different positions from those who did not sleep in king-size beds).

However, the great majority of the experts agree that from the point of view of the health, the best way for sleeping is having the head, torso, and pelvis symmetric and balanced: lie down on one side, knees slightly bent (you may even place a pillow between your feet, so that you reduce the pressure on the inferior side of the back and on the pelvic floor).

The way you and your lover sleep reveals many things about you two and the relationship between you.

1. One of the two lovers sleeping on his/her belly, the other sleeping in a semi-fetal position. The difference between their positions indicates that the two are at ease with one another and they do not have a hard time allowing the other to do as he/she wishes.

In general, the one sleeping on his/her belly is a perfectionist. The fetal position is the most common, and indicates an adaptable and balanced personality.

It is important to note that sleeping on the belly favours the accumulation of the energy in the area of the genitalia (Swadhistana chakra ) and therefore it is not recommendable that the beginners in the practice of sexual continence adopt it.

2. One lover hugs the other from behind. This is a position which most lovers prefer, and it reveals the close unity of their relationship. The one who hugs the other is the protective, caring partner, who supports the other.
This is quite a frequent position for the couples during the first five years of their relationship.

Once the relationship advances, it is normal that the two get some distance between them, a fact indicating a growing independence, or the fact that their relationship has been worn out to a certain degree, although they may adopt this position until they fell asleep.

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3. Facing and holding each other is a very rare position. Two lovers sleeping like this are totally absorbed in one another, and their relationship is exceptionally intense and passionate. For most people is practically impossible to sleep in this position, as the heat of their bodies would keep them awake.

4. Sleeping at a certain distance from each other, with the back turned to the other. It is a clear indication of independence, but also egoism.

In simple words, they value their space, but sometimes tensions arise when they do not offer enough space to the lover during the day, and they tend to compensate this during the night.

If one of the two adopts suddenly this position, it might be a sign that a problem has appeared in that relationship.

5. One of the two lovers sleeping on the belly, the other in a semi-fetal position. The people sleeping on their belly have a relaxing, calm sleep. If they have their hands underneath the pillow, they usually seek cosiness and need warmth in order to feel at ease.

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Those who sleep on the belly tend to be perfectionists. They like to have things under control. The semi-fetal position is characteristic to loyal, loving persons. If they clutch the pillow with their hands, this may be an indication that they are possessive.

6. With the back turned to one another, touching their feet and back.
This position is an open statement of mutual protection, as the lovers cover their backs. It indicates a balanced relationship, in which they respect one another.

The couples often sleep in this position after they have passed the stage of hugging each other during the night. This position keeps them close together and at the same time indicates their capacity of considering the world from different standpoints.