What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About Your Relationship?

Regardless of how long you have been with your significant other, most relationships require small sacrifices along the way to keep your partner happy. However, most Americans say that giving up their preferred side of the bed is a sacrifice they aren’t willing to make. In fact, 40% of Americans have a side preference, with the right side being more popular than the left.

If you’re able to move past side preferences and compromise with your partner, the positions each of you sleeps in also speak volumes about your relationship. Sleepers who remain close to their partner during the night tend to feel trust, protection and comfort in their relationship. In contrast, those that take up the most space while sleeping may also be the more selfish one in their relationship.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular sleeping positions to better explain what your snoozing position says about your relationship. Let’s see how you and your partner stack up!


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The Daily Dozers The Daily Dozers is a team of our finest Mattress Firm sleep happy experts, pooling their expertise to bring you all you need to know on sleep news of the day and the latest trends in sleep health. Sometimes our team of regular Daily Doze contributors (Craig, Ken and Sunni…not to name names) will throw a pillow or two when trying to decide who gets to write about which topic; and when that happens, we let our task force of daily dozin’ specialists play referee, pooling their knowledge on the topic. From super-sized snoring habits to the very real struggle of trying to become a morning person, there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Best Night’s Sleep: There’s nothing that this dream team loves more than long walks on the beach to prepare for a peaceful slumber, a warm cup of lavender tea, an old Jane Austen novel and curling up in the comfort of their very own Mattress Firm beds.

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