I've always found the study to be slightly humorous and often wondered whether or not children and life were taken into account when the study was done.
In my opinion there are just too many complexities in life to break down a relationship into how one sleeps next to their spouse.
Take us for example.
Ralexwin snores when he's on his back, so I rarely sleep with my head on his chest.
I love to sleep on my belly, so cuddling up into my husbands side means I have a hard time falling asleep.
Ralexwin is like Jacob from Twilight... he's always hot! Sleeping curled up with him is like putting myself in an oven and trying to doze off. (It might be noted that this is a nice thing in the winter)
I toss and turn, Ralexwin sleeps very still.
I have to have one leg out of the covers, Ralexwin is fine the way he lands.
I also have a gimp knee that constantly aches and I have to sleep with it slightly bent or I feel like it's going to hyper extend (try sleeping with that sensation).
What we generally end up with is a husband and wife who look roughly like an O and an I (me being the O) in our king sized bed.
Now lets add some children. The Mischievite climbs into our bed every night making our OI more of an OoI.
Then Remewin will wake up to nurse. That makes our bed an iOoI and then ten minutes later an OioI.
Not much room for snuggling spouses and according to the study (via my sister) this means our relationship is doomed.
Something we don't want to happen! So what do we do to keep the love alive as we sleep?
We touch feet.
It seems silly, but at night when it's the only thing of my husband I can find I wrap my foot around his and he reciprocates. It's nice to know he's nearby even if all I can feel is his toes.
So how do you sleep? What size bed do you have?
I've heard that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert always slept in a double sized bed so that they could be as close as possible to each other. With 9 children I'm going to have to give them kudo's for keeping the love alive. Then again, she was the queen, I'm sure she had nursemaids and nurseries and the like. ::sigh::
(image from here)