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Looking at the way you sleep can say a lot about you as a person. For example, if you sleep on your back, you are likely the strong, silent type, while if you are a stomach sleeper, then you are more the open, sociable and playful type.

It turns out that looking at how you and your partner sleep together is just as significant, and can say a lot about your relationship.

According to Patti Wood, an expert on body language and the author of Success Signals: A Guide to Reading Body Language, things that you do not talk about in your relationship may show up in bed… while sleeping.

Here are the top ten most common positions couples tend to form in bed, along with what each one means. Which of these sleeping positions do you and your partner fall under ??

#10. “The Spoon”

1According to a study by relationship psychologist Corrine Sweet, only one fifth of all couples actually sleep while spooning. It signifies that one partner take a protective position over the other. According to Patti Wood, it also says “I trust you”.

#9. “The Loose Spoon”

2Couples newly in love generally have the most physical contact in bed, but when the novelty begins to wear off and the relationship matures, partners gradually begin to ‘let go’.
According to researcher Paul Rosenblatt the ‘loose spoon’ is a typical sleeping position in relationships which have matured and where the couple prefers to have a bit more sleeping space.

#8. “The Hunt”

3This position is similar to “The Spoon” and can mean two things. First, that the person being “hunted” wants to be pursued, and is playing hard to get. But according to author Samuel Dunkell, it can also mean that that person wants space.