Friday, December 15, 2006

Sleep- Nature's Balm of Infected Minds

You talk in your SLEEP.

This evening I googled Sleeping positions and found that they can indicate a person's character. Even more interestingly, couple's sleeping positions can reveal a lot about their relationship... their chemistry, domination, etc.

Before I delve into that, I have to say: I understand that some people snore or kick or drool or do other weird things (like sweat a lot) in bed... but I don't understand why some couples sleep in different beds. Yes, it takes some adjustment sleeping together with someone. But I wouldn't trade this quiet snuggle time for anything. It's very reassuring and bonding.

OK, because I have nothing better to blog about, I'm going to share with you some interesting finds.

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His Sleeping Position

Girls! Catch your man in bed. Cos that's the kind of body language he won't be able to consciously hide.

I made some observations and Skye usually sleeps on his left side, in a semi foetal position. And sometimes come morning, he ends up lying face down.

On His Side: A man who assumes this pose is probably mild-mannered and rational. Since this semi fetal sleeper takes up a minimal amount of space, he tends to be a giving lover. Also, he's way too sensible to play -- or stand for -- mind games.

[Quite True]

Face Down: Studs who sleep on their stomachs have passion and energy. He's a hands-on guy who tends to be punctual and successful. One caveat: His propensity to hog the bed space with his sprawling position suggests he might be a tad controlling.

The pictures and information in this section are from: http://magazines.ivillage.com/cosmopolitan/men/bedtime/photo/0,,613626_613634,00.html
Anyway... I'm no mind reader but you'll probably click on the website just to see more pictures.

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Your Sleeping Position

What about your own sleeping position you ask? Patience... I hear you, I hear you.
Here's what I found about General sleeping positions.


The Foetus: Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax.
This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41% of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.


For interpretations of the other positions, you can click this website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3112170.stm

This is usually how I sleep when I'm on my own. It's my most comfy position. Can anyone tell me what it means? (pls excuse the crude drawing. I swear, I did my best.)










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Couple Sleeping positions

Skye likes to spoon. And he prefers it when I am the outer one, cocooning him. It is said that the outer partner of the spoon is the dominant one in the relationship. But... I prefer to be the one getting cocooned too, I only take on the outer place because I know he prefers to be the inner one. So...not sure who's the dominant one here...

But I have noticed that it's usually the male that spoons the female... it's a sign of being protective. But I guess not every man is like that instinctively. Maybe it's upbringing (you know, every man for himself type of selfish conditioning), or maybe it's just not in some people's innate nature to be chivalrous and tender towards their partner. I will have to look into this topic soon.

Spoon: Both you and your partner lie on your sides, facing same direction and touching- The many forms of contact indicate a sense of closeness, security and comforting- like a cocoon.- High on the intimacy scale - and because you’re both in the fetal position of sorts it shows a willingness to expose your vulnerabilities to your other half.- Variations to the traditional spoon include when there is slightly more space between the two of you but you’re still “emotionally” and physically linked by certain body parts like an arm or leg. - The one on the outside is usually the more dominant and sees the other as needing nurturing - but, there’s also analysis that suggests whoever is holding the other the tightest is the less confident of the two.

For more pictures and information go to:
http://www.nzgirl.co.nz/articles/4284

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  • I am a light sleeper and I keep waking up when he moves or rolls- Costs me 1 minute of sleep time.
  • I never know where to put my arms (wonderful appendages they are, but they do get quite awkward when you sleep face to face with someone in bed. I end up lying on my own arm only to have it die on me ten minutes later). So.. Arm cramp- Cost: 3 minutes of sleep time.
  • Waking up in the middle of the night to make sure he has enough blanket- Cost: 30 seconds of sleep time and less blanket for myself.
  • Getting my hair pulled because it got tangled around him- Cost: some long strands, and a fleeting moment of pain.
  • The smell and touch of his skin, gentle nuzzles, the feel of his breath on my cheek, happening to wake up and catch him covering me with more blanket- Priceless.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:48 pm

    Hi.. I got to your blog while browsing for something..I can't recall what it was..short term memory..but I like the article on spooning. It's really a very sweet moment, and I would have to say that my bf also prefers me to spoon him and I would always complain that I don't get enough of spooning from him..but well, either way, it's just really nice to cuddle in bed like that, exactly the word - priceless.

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