Sleeping with someone, literally sleeping with them, can be one of the most intimate and rewarding things lovers can do.  Spooning up behind them feeling their back press into your chest with each breath they take. Lightly running your hand across their skin as you drift off, listening to the little sounds they make as their way through dreams, the language of subvocalized words that some develop over time as they communicate upon first waking, before ever saying a word, feeling their heavy breaths across the nape of your neck, these are the things that make you feel close to the one you love.

At no time are we as vulnerable, as open and unprotected, as when we sleep. Little pieces of our dreams come to the surface without our knowledge or consent, and present themselves before those we invite into our beds. When you wake from a dream, scared or disoriented, nothing makes you more comfortable than the feeling of a lovers arm as it lies upon you , or the warmth of their body.

Sleep with your lover, listen to their body language, enjoy the tiny pieces of them that are offered up in the darkened hours, and share of yourself with them.