Well this has been nicked from a Tracey Cox bit in the news of the world (yes trashy I know but its a habit from when I lived at my parents and to be totally honest I dont read that much of it, may have just talked myself out of buying it in the future hmmm) where she says that while it is possible to fake feelings when you are awake you cant fake anything when you're asleep. She goes on to say that some experts belive that the way you sleep together can reveal lots about your relationship together.
Lusty spoon: snuggled close from behind with your legs thrown over each other ... your sex life is in very good shape.
Honeymoon: a full-length whole body hug, facing each other whit every part touching ... a desire to connect on all levels ,a need for reassurance and total commitment to each other.
Leg hug: lying on your backs but legs entwined, a favourite with long-term independent couples ... a balanced relationship, your upper bodies separate, allowing you your own space, but the closeness is still there.
Bottom to bottom: You're both facing away but your bottoms touch ... the relationship is in good shape, you're impressively maintaining contact with each other even when unconscious and back to back!
Dangerous distance: loads of space between you as you sleep ... this usually translates to emotional distance in waking hours.
Now interestingly me and P sleep with a 'dangerous distance' between us so going by these experts reckoning we have issues but we have slept like this for over 13 years now. We both agreed early on that comfort and quality of sleep was more important to us, we do partake in most of the other descriptions when awake and well if one thing leads to another due to the closeness then so be it but when it is time to sleep we really are at other ends of the bed. I personally would get no sleep if P was up against me every night too tempting to take things further in the wee hours.
Now I am in no way saying I agree with what these experts say and am not dissing how others sleep but how do you sleep with your partner and do you fit in with what the experts say or are you like us and a rebel at bedtime?