9 common sleeping positions and what they say about you...

People have various ways in which they sleep that can reveal a lot about who they are while conscious. This is quite a shocking thing, but many studies have been performed by reputable professionals, in which specific personality traits have been linked to sleep patterns. What exactly are they? Let's take a look at a few.


The fetal position is a one of the most popular among sleepers. This position is defined by a person who sleeps on their side with their legs curled up. Seems like an uncomfortable position to some, but it happens to be a fairly comfortable sleep style for the majority of people. Those who sleep this way are described as having a tough exterior, but on the inside they are very shy and sensitive.


This sleeping position entails a person sleeping on their side with their arms stretched out in front of them. Also a very common sleeping style for many. Studies reveal that people who choose this position are usually very open with people and inviting. However, they can be a little suspicious of people and are often very cynical. Yearners are also very slow at making decision, but once their mind it made up about something they stick to it.


A funny sounding position, this sleeping style has people lying on their sides as well, but with their legs extended straight and arms by their sides. Log sleepers are very sociable people who love to engage with all kinds of individuals. They are very trusting, which can sometimes leave them very gullible.


This military stance sleep style is characterized by a person who sleeps on their back with their arms straight down at their side. While not the most popular of the sleeping styles, quite a few sleep patrons have said this is a position they get the most sleep in. Soldier sleepers live up to their name, they are people who tend to take themselves very seriously and are very structured. They have high expectations for themselves and others around them.


Freefall sleepers enjoy resting on their stomach, with their head turned to either side and hands near their pillow. As the name implies, freefall sleepers are very free personality types. They are very sociable people and can also be brash at times. Although they show such a free spirit, freefall sleepers are secretly nervous on the inside and have an over-sensitivity to criticism.


The starfish is by far the least preferred sleep style. Sleepers in this style lie on their backs with their legs stretched out, and their arms stretch up by their head. People who prefer this unconventional style are very loyal friends, and make their friends a huge priority in their lives. They love hearing the problems of others, and go out their way to help when they can.


Some sleepers resemble Soldier or Starfish sleepers since they sleep on their backs, but don't keep the rigidity of Soldier nor the sprawling of Starfish. These hybrid sleepers are characterized by an attitude of flexibility and a go-with-the-flow nature. They tend to be easily persuaded by others.
While not a sleep position in itself, since sleepers in any of the positions can either hug their pillow or not, this action does reveal the nature of the person. As you might expect, Pillow Huggers place high importance on the bonds in their lives, in terms of friendships, family, and relationships. They tend to be people-pleasers, and may attempt to help others instead of themselves on occasion.


Again, this is not sleep position, but whether you snore or not can reveal something about you. Researchers have found that people who snore are more likely to have extreme emotions, which manifest in hyperactivity, aggression, or depression. Snorers are known for their passion and their ability to live each moment to its fullest.
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