There are a few common sleep positions and each are associated with a certain type of personality. Find out what your sleeping position says about you as a person.
Types Of Sleep Positions
#1. Fetal Position
One of the most popular is the fetal or foetus position, which basically means the person, curls their legs up to their chest. They lie on their side almost in a ball position. Associated personality traits include a soft interior covered up by a tough exterior so these people are tough but sensitive.
They may be shy at first but they will warm up once they get to know you. They are conscientious, organized and ready to face the day. But these people are prone to worry and over-thinking.
This is one of the most common sleep positions. More women than men tend to sleep this way. It is considered to be a comforting position like hugging yourself at the end of the day.
#2. Log Position
The log position is lying on your side with your arms down by your side and your feet straight out. These people are easy-going, social people who like to be popular. They are also trusting of strangers and sometimes gullible. They may be inflexible in their thinking.
#3. Yearner Position
Another sleep position is the yearner; these people sleep on their sides with their arms out in front of them. They can be cynical, stubborn and suspicious but are often open-minded and eager.
They are slow to make up their minds but once they do they are reluctant to change it. They can be quick to give up. Yearners chase life and their dreams and are eager to take on the day.
People who prefer the side positions of yearner or log often wake up stiff and sore. They can benefit from stretching in the mornings and at night.
#4. Soldier Position
The soldier sleeper lies on his back with both arms down by his sides. These types are quiet and reserved. They don’t like drama but they do have high standards. This sleeping position can contribute to snoring, which can decrease sleep but this position is considered good for pain prevention.
#5. Freefall Position
Freefall is one of the stomach positions where you lie on your front with your hands around the pillow and your head turned to one side. These types of people can be blunt, outgoing and brash. They are nervy but often thin skinned underneath and don’t like criticism or extreme situations.
They have a feeling of not having caught up during the day. They are sensitive extroverts. This position can increase back and neck pain and many people who sleep on their stomachs do not use pillows. But it might help to place a pillow beneath their knees.
#6. Starfish Position
Starfish lie on their backs with both arms up around the pillow. These people make good friends because they always listen and help others. They don’t like being the center of attention and prefer when others are instead. They are introverts. But this position does increase snoring.
Also the various sleep positions effect health. The freefall sleep position is good for the stomach while soldier and starfish are more likely to lead to snoring and a worse night sleep. Back sleeping is ideal to reduce pain and minimize skin aging. Side sleeping is next best to reduce pain but may be helped by a pillow between the knees.
We all know that a good night’s sleep helps to make the day easier and helps us to put our best foot forward. Likewise when we don’t sleep well we are more moody and sensitive and more distracted. The results above don’t always hold true but can help us to understand how to get a better night’s sleep.