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Sleeping Positions and Your Relationship

Posted by Dr Sleep for Moon Mattress on

Couples that sleep together, stay together.

Discover what your sleeping position says about your relationship here...



Whether you’re attracted like magnets or prefer to take full advantage of your own space, our unconscious decisions in the bedroom might say more about our relationships than we think!

Have a look at some of the most popular sleeping positions below, you never know what you might find out!

The Starfish

Sleeping like a starfish in the bed, arms and legs spread out while your partner is squashed to one corner can indicate a selfish starfish or a couple who need a a larger bed! If this couple's position results in a lack of sleep for the one being pushed to the side. It's time to work a solution for you both to sleep well. 

The Logs

Not winning any awards for intimacy, sleeping side by side is the default position for many couples. Despite preconceptions that it only happens once the spark has died out, some psychologists agree that it demonstrates a relationship that is actually very secure. It indicates trust, independence and fairness, making it the most popular sleeping position.

The Classic Spoon

Another of the favoured couple sleeping positions, the loose spoon says ‘I love you but I also love good sleep’. Couples who have been together for some time will naturally gravitate from the spoon to the loose spoon. It provides closeness and warmth but gives each person a little breathing room to fall asleep comfortably.  


Butts touching as you sleep is also another positive indicator of a strong relationship. Typically a new relationship (under 1 year) sleep position. It says ‘I'm comfy with you’. You enjoy intimacy but also the personal space to be yourself and do your own thing. 


The Magnets

A sure-fire way of distinguishing the early stages of a relationship, the magnet involves being quite literally too close for comfort. It is essentially a mash up of limbs in an effort to be as close to the other person as possible. Unlatching only takes place when one person discovers that getting a decent night’s sleep in this position is almost impossible. It also turns out that being too dependent on each other can be damaging in the long run!

Top ‘N’ Tail

Unless you love your partners feet more than their face, top ‘n’ tailing as you can probably guess, suggests an unhealthy time in the relationship. It’s the closest thing to sleeping in separate beds entirely, which can only spell uncertainty. With that said, if you’re sleeping top ‘n’ tail, chances are you are already well aware of the current state of your relationship and should seek to resolve it!



Sharing a bed with your partner can have its ups and downs. Sometimes they will come to bed late and wake you up, sometimes they will snore and disturb your sleep. Sometimes they will be playful and wrestle the covers from you.

The couples sleeping positions meaning are little hints and by no means the only barometer to measure a relationship against. If you treat each other well in your waking life, respect each other, and are helpful and kind. Your sleep position will say just one thing, ‘I’m comfy with my person’. 

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