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    These Drawings Perfectly Describe What It's Like To Share A Bed

    Snuggle up, it's going to be a long night.

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    Sharing a bed is a funny concept, because more often than not, literally anything can happen between those sheets except sharing.

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    Sharing means a 50/50 split, but unless you and your bedmate β€” romantic or not β€” are two of those mythical creatures that don't move and/or care about personal space during REM cycles, it's not very realistic. Two pillows somehow morph into one, "your side" becomes anything but, and you've ended up in some...interesting positions during the night.

    If any of those scenarios sound familiar, then study this unofficial guide to sleeping positions that'll feel all too real.

    1. The Water Sliders

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    Yeah yeah, we get it. You do not want to fuck with each other's sleeping space. Legs straight, arms crossed, and ready for a full night's sleep β€” or a smooth careen down a water slide, whatever you prefer.

    2. The Broken Hair Ties

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    It's a heartbreaking image that never ceases to dismay β€” that of a snapped hair tie. Forming the top halves of your bodies into that same, saddening shape sure is comfy (not to mention space-efficient), even if it brings back memories of all of those hair ties lost.

    3. The Caped Crusader

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    We all know that being little spoon > big spoon, if only because having someone so gently clutching you from behind makes you feel like Batman himself, with a protective cape billowing after him β€” except your protection is your snuggle buddy. Awwww.

    4. The Three-Legged Race

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    I don't know, there are just some nights when you cannot be bothered to cuddle. And yet, your ankles must have magnets in them, because despite your best efforts, you wake up in a cute little lower extremity embrace.

    5. The Headphone Cords

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    Do you ever wake up so woven into someone's limbs that you can't tell where yours end and theirs start? It's cute, but if they're still sleeping, getting out of that corporeal mess is as frustrating and futile as trying to untangle your headphone cords before stepping out the door.

    6. The Titanic

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    We've all been in that two-people, one-pillow conundrum, and let's face it, there's no such thing as a 50/50 pillow share. Inevitably, one of you passes out blissfully unaware of the other one clinging onto a blessed corner for dear life. One of you won't die in frozen waters if you can't get a good piece of pillow under your face, but it's still not the most comfortable of positions, Rose.

    7. The iPhone

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    You cradle your iPhone so firmly and constantly that it actually deforms your pinky, and this position offers your bedmate that same codependent, all-embracing kind of love.

    8. The Middle School Slow Dance

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    Otherwise known as saving room for Jesus. When you want to feel close, but not, like, too close, you make that London Bridge with your hands and enjoy all the freedom and room of your side of the bed.

    9. The Netflix and Chill

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    There's nothing like curling up on the couch during a four-hour House of Cards binge with your head on that somebody's lap and your body curled into the fetal position. In bed, you can assume the same formation, but facing the opposite way, because their chin is so much better-looking than Claire and Frank Underwood combined.

    10. The Dirty Dancing

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    Gravity's a bitch when you try "the lift" while standing, but anything's possible in bed. Dare to dream!

    11. The Tinder

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    Sometimes, they just get all up in your space and you have to swipe them off the left side of the bed, onto the floor where all bad Tinder matches and bedmates go to learn their lesson.