The 4 Best Sleeping Positions for You and Your Partner

· October 31, 2016
When bedtime rolls around, whether you're alone or with your partner, it's important that you choose comfortable sleeping positions so that you postural health isn't affected.

While sleeping with your partner strengthens your relationship, it’s also true that sharing a bed can often end up twisting you into odd sleeping positions, including some that could be harmful to your health.

That’s why, for absolute rest and so your body isn’t affected, consider the following healthy sleeping positions to help you sleep with your partner while being comfortable the entire time.

The key is, beyond the posture that you choose, to be comfortable, and to get out of those impossible positions that are hurting you.

All of these positions will help you get a good night’s rest, so you and your partner can enjoy a complete union.

1. Side by side


If you two like to sleep side by side, try sleeping back to back. This will prevent your body from going numb, and you won’t fall into any uncomfortable positions.

This is definitely a good option for both of you to get good rest.

  • If one of you likes to sleep on your side, and the other on their back, then it’s best for the person that sleeps on his/her side, rotates a bit onto their back.
  • Then the other person can get perfectly comfortable laying on their back, with their arms stretched out.

2. Hugging


A lot of couples like this posture, although it’s not always the most comfortable.  The problems come into play when one person likes it and the other doesn’t, especially during the summer.

  • If that’s your case, then you could compromise with one person sleeping practically on their belly, placing a pillow under their abdomen; this prevents placing any pressure on their back.
  • The other person can then sleep on their side, sweeping their arm over the other.  This creates a gentle hug.

3. On your back


This posture is perfect for both people resting.

Neither one puts inappropriate pressure on the other person’s body.  If both of you are used to sleeping in this position, then just reach out and grab their hand.

4. Spooning


This is another one of the most common positions when it comes to couples sleeping.  Spooning is preferred, in fact, by most. But is it healthy?

The answer might appear to be yes, because it helps eliminate pressure on the spine.

The best option for enjoying this posture is to do so on your side, bending your knees and placing a pillow between your legs.  This will help both of you get some rest.

Avoid unstable sleeping positions


Avoid impossible positions, like where your head rests on their arm, or your legs on their arms, and other positions that could cause pain if sustained for a long time.

This could also interrupt appropriate blood flow in certain areas because of the pressure you’re exerting.

This is not only bad for your health, but you’re probably doing damage to both of you, without either of you confessing it.

A good mattress + the best sleeping positions


Good posture isn’t going to help you at all if you don’t have a good mattress. Think about a model that changes according to your needs, that’s not too hard, or soft, or too worn.

This also applies when it comes time to choose a pillow, so pay attention to this as well.

It’s a good idea to keep in mind that there are times to show your partner your love, and other times just to sleep, and this needs to be reflected in whichever decision you make about the healthiest posture in which to sleep.

So avoid choosing uncomfortable sleeping positions. As romantic as it may seem, your back probably won’t like it.

Find balance in positions that you both like, and most especially, that respect your space.

Remember that when you’re sleeping, you should be resting, and there are lots of ways you can show your affection without having to damage your health.