The position your guy sleeps in most often can reveal surprising clues to his personality- and find out what his cuddling position means.
This guy likes to be in control. "That need doesn't stop just because he's asleep," says Samuel Dunkell, MD, author of Sleep Positions: The Night Language of the Body. "Covering the bed with his body is his way of controlling the space he's sleeping in." For similar reasons, this posture suggests that he's strong-willed. "These men are usually focused and goal-oriented," says Patti Wood, author of Success Signals: A Guide to Reading Body Language. Learn more about what his moves mean with this decoder.
On His Back
His open posture shows that he's secure and optimistic. "He's exposing the vulnerable zones of his body, a subconscious signal that he's extremely self-confident," says Wood. Pay attention to where he positions his arms and hands. If they're behind his head, which is known as the king's pose, it's likely he has a vain streak. Read about his favorite time to get it on. "In general, people who sleep on their back are very social and like to be the center of attention," says Dr. Dunkell. "When they sleep, this trait comes through, since they're literally showing themselves off."
While it's common to shift throughout the night - most people do it about 35 times - constant movement indicates your guy is stressed. Find out what to do when stress keeps you up at night. "When you're under pressure, the brain releases hormones that trigger the fight-or-flight response in your sleep," says Dr. Dunkell. Typically, this subsides, but if he's going through a prolonged period of intensity, activities like exercise may ease the symptoms by helping the body fight stress and relax.
On His Side
This is actually the most common position, and men who snooze this way tend to be laid-back and quick to compromise. "It's the most flexible pose possible," explains Dr. Dunkell. "These people are equally fine rolling to their left or their right, whereas the other positions are more steadfast." If you notice he draws his knees up into a fetal shape, that indicates he is sensitive and craves comfort. "The womblike position sends soothing signals throughout the body," says Dr. Dunkell. Read the traits every guy should have.
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