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What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?
You may not realize it, but the way you sleep says a lot about your personality.
Psychologists and sleep scientists have spent loads of time surveying various sleeping positions, with the aim of figuring out what they mean and whether they convey our character traits.
Now at long last, these researchers can officially say they’ve made a connection (1), and the results are mind-blowing!
Continue reading to find out what your favored sleeping positions says about you.
Top 12 Most Common Sleep Positions
1. The Fetus
If you find the fetal position the most comfortable, you're likely to show the world a hard front but on the inside, you're probably a massive softie.
We think Chris Idzikowski, Ph.D. put it best when he said; “Those who favor the side-lying fetal position tend to be sensitive, but may project a tough exterior.” (2)
You also tend to be shy at first but are quick to relax around new company.
2. The Free Faller
3. The Yearner
4. The Coffin
This sleeping position is creepy, to say the least.
You rest on your back, with your arms locked by your sides or folded over your chest. You almost look like you're dead!
Apparently, if you sleep like this, you’re more likely to boast a quieter personality and live your life to a high moral standard.
5. The Starfish
6. The Log
7. The Left-Side Sleeper
8. The Right-Side Sleeper
9. The Spoon
Did you know, those who spoon with their spouse are more likely to feel cranky than solo sleepers?
According to sleep.org sleeping with someone else means you’re 50% more likely to endure a night’s kip full of disturbances! (4)
It goes without saying, waking in the night can leave you feeling overly tired and groggy the following morning.
10. The Stargazer
11. The Pillow Hugger
12. The Thinker
This position is similar to the fetal position. However, you have one (or both) of your hands resting under or on your chin.
Overall, “Thinkers” are often guilty of allowing your emotions to run away with you. Your intense passion makes it hard to balance your feelings- this makes everyday life difficult for you.
Which Is the Best Sleeping Position in Your Opinion?
As you can see, there's plenty of ways to fall asleep. Can you spot the sleeping position that sounds most like you? If so, can you relate to the personality traits associated with how you rest?
Let us know in the comment box below; we'd love to hear from you!
(1) "Sleep position gives personality clue." BBC News, www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3112170.stm. Accessed 6 Dec. 2018.
(2) Cahn, Lauren. “This Is What Your Sleep Position Reveals About Your Personality." Reader's Digest, www.rd.com/culture/sleep-position-personality/. Accessed 6 Dec. 2018.
(3) “WHAT DOES YOUR SLEEP POSITION SAY ABOUT YOU?” Sealy, 13 Sep. 2017, www.sealy.co.uk/about-sealy/inside-sealy/sealy-blog/2017/september/what-does-your-sleep-position-say-about-you/
(4) National Sleep Foundation. "How Cuddling Affects Your Sleep." Sleep.org, www.sleep.org/articles/cuddling-and-sleep/. Accessed 6 Dec. 2018.