Sleeping Positions for Couples

Getting your sleeping position right can make a big difference in the way you feel when you wake up. Sleeping in the wrong way can cause neck or back pain. It may also block the airways to your lungs, leading to problems like obstructive sleep apnea (a condition in which your breathing repeatedly pauses while you sleep). Some research suggests that the wrong sleeping position may cause toxins to filter out of your brain more slowly.

Healthy Sleeping

To sleep is vital for your health and well-being and the position you sleep in is so important for your quality of sleep. Sleeping well is vital for yourhealthy relationship as a couple. Sharing a bed with your partner can be a comfortable space for both of you. Sleeping well can make it easy for many people to be close to their partner. Your bedtime position must be a peacefully, blissfully, joyful and unspoken emotional issue. Sleeping on your side is considered to be the most comfortable position and better for your health.

Face to Face and touching

Sleeping and facing each other without touching can be confusing, as most of the people believe this could be an issue in the relationship. However, facing each other when sleeping as a couple, the position is called pillow talk. This is a sign that you are close and open to sharing things with each other. Both partners desire attention from each other. Experts recommend prioritizing listening to one another, being open and honest about your feelings.

Back to back not touching

Back to back sleeping position may be seen as a sign of closeness, it also commonly seen in the couples who have been together in a relationship for less than a year. However, isaffectionately known as back kissing, sleeping back to back while remaining in contact with each other is seen as a super relaxed sleeping position. Sleeping back-to-back with space in between could also indicate connection and independence within the relationship. If you have suddenly switched from a more intimate position to this, you may need to communicate to your partner about the newly developed space. However, it may also detrimentally impact the lower back and shoulders.

Sleeping on stomach

Sleeping on the stomach is not a healthy position for most. When doing so with a partner, it can symbolize a lack of trust and a degree of vulnerability. This is the worst positions that can cause back pains as it places pressure on your spine. Pains can result in a number of ways and can make it difficult to maintain a neutral spine position and can force your lumbar region (the lower region of your spine) to bend beyond its usual limits.

Sleeping Positions for Couples: Tips to fall asleep in seconds

  • Relax your entire face, including the muscles inside your mouth.
  • Drop your shoulders to release the tension and let your hands drop to the side of your body.
  • Exhale, relaxing your chest.
  • Relax your legs, thighs, and calves.
  • Clear your mind for ten seconds by imagining a relaxing scene.
  • Try saying the words “don’t think” over and over for ten seconds.
  • Within 10 seconds, you should fall asleep!

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