Sleeping Positions – Meaning of Different Types
Did you know that sleeping positions can provide insight into your personality? Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, actually evaluated sleeping positions and meanings. He studied 1,000 people and found that people who slept in certain positions exhibited similar personality traits. Below are the six most common sleeping positions and the personality characteristics that correlate to each one.
Fetus – 41% of study participants slept in this position. People who slept in this side, curled up position were said to be sensitive on the inside, but tough on the outside.
Log – This sleeping position involves sleeping on the side with both arms down. The personality traits associated with the log position are social, trusting (maybe gullible) and easy going.
Yearner – 13% of study participants slept in the yearner position, which is lying on the side with the arms out in front. Yearner sleepers are said to be open-minded yet suspicious, cynical and stubborn.
Soldier – Participants who slept on their backs with their hands to their side slept in the soldier position. The study found them to be quiet and reserved. They held themselves to a higher standard. Because they slept on their backs they also snored more, causing them to wake up frequently.
Starfish – The starfish sleeping position is characterized by back sleeping with arms resting up near the head. This group was said to be helpful, good listeners, and did not like being the center of attention. Like those in the soldier sleeping position, starfish sleepers snored and often did not get good quality sleep.
Freefall – The participants in the freefall position slept on their stomachs with their arms under or wrapped around a pillow and heads turned to the side. The study found this group to be outgoing, brash and did not like criticism.
Now that you know Dr. Idzikowski's findings, what does your sleep position say about you?