The Weird Thing Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

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couple facing away from each other in bed

It goes without saying that the closer you are with someone, the more your body language changes. And that's especially true at nighttime when couples are in bed asleep.

While your sleep position says a lot about your personality, what many people don't realize is that your sleep habits and patterns also directly correlate to your love life and relationships.

If you sleep back to back, does that mean you aren't emotionally connected outside of your bed? And if you tend to spoon one another during the night, is that a sign that your relationship is headed in the right direction?

It's normal for couples to have these questions, because your body language applies even when you're not directly in front of each other. (Thanks, subconscious brain!) Of course, not all answers have to be serious or straight-forward.

Sad and Useless created (tongue-in-cheek) illustrations of different sleeping positions and what they say about your relationship. Not only will they provide a good laugh to you and your partner, but they may make you reconsider how (or with whom) you sleep at night.

What does your sleep position say about your relationship?

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1. Sleeping close together

It makes sense that the closer you two are in bed, the more secure your relationship is. Bonus points if you keep your butts touching the entire night, rather than rolling over.

2. Sleeping facing away from each other

Independence is important to have in a relationship, so if you face away from one another while you sleep, just remember that you don't need to be directly touching and facing each other to know that you're both deeply connected.

3. Your partner spooning a third person in the bed

Polyamorous couples may end up adding another body to their bed, but in this case, if your partner has his best friend sleeping over constantly, and that friend spoons him more than you do, well... it's nice that he has a great relationship with his friend, right?

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4. You spooning a third person in the bed

Now, if that same friend ends up spooning you, it may turn out that you have a great relationship with this person as well! And while it's great to get along with your partner's friends and eventually make them your friends, it truly is a preference.

5. Sleeping while bears watch

Nobody has ever woken up to the Three Bears being bedside, but it might make you wonder where exactly Goldilocks is. Did the bears eat her? Are you next? You must really be missing Pete by now...

6. Someone else sleeping in your bed

Everyone has that friend who drinks a little too much and ends up passing out in a bed that isn't theirs. And if you have a Pete in your life, it's time to call him an Uber so you can relax in your own bed, together. Seriously, go home, Pete — you're drunk.

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When she isn't researching the latest viral news, lifestyle, and relationship studies, binge-watching YouTube videos (for science!) or creating vision boards on the hottest beauty and fashion trends on Pinterest, Cassandra Rose is nerding out over her comic books and all things Sherlock Holmes.

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on June 18, 2015 and was updated with the latest information.​