When it comes to you and your partner, there are plenty of factors that define your relationship — the way you communicate, the way you handle conflict, the way you touch. And now, you can add the way you sleep to that list.
According to findings released by U.K. group , the co-sleeping position you choose "speaks volumes" about your partnership. But don't freak out if you find yourself regularly resting back-to-back on opposite ends of the bed. As relationship psychologist Corinne Sweet reveals, the "liberty" position isn't just the most popular way to sleep among the couples surveyed, it also suggests couples are connected and secure in themselves.
Curious where you and your bedmate fall on the chart? Check out the rest of the popular positions below. And remember: Don't forget to share the blanket.
1. Liberty: Connected and secure in themselves, this position shows both closeness and independence.
2. Cherish: This position shows a couple is relaxed and comfortable with each other — common in new relationships.
3. Pillow Talk: This position shows a need for intimacy and close communication in bed.
4. Lovers' Knot: A compromise between intimacy and independence, allowing for the best of both worlds.
5. Spooning: A traditional position where one partner takes a protective stance over the other.
6. The Romantic: Often seen in early relationships, this position represents vibrant, passionate, or rekindled love.
7. The Lovers: Romantic and intimate, this position also shows a lack of independence from each other.
8. Superhero: One partner dominates the bed, while the other takes a secondary role.
9. Miscellaneous: Comfort comes first — whether you're together or apart, it just works.
[Infographic: The Sleep Matters Club]