A Complete Guide to Sleep Positions
You give away so much about your personality every day in your mannerisms. From the way you hold your pen to how you stand when chatting on the phone, the food you eat, your signature, even your face shape tell the world who you are. But did you know that your unique idiosyncrasies show themselves in your sleep too? Your sleep position reveals a lot about your personality, whether you're a back sleeper, stomach sleeper, side sleeper, or a mashup of every position.
What Position Do You Sleep In?
Strong personality, loves to be centre of attention, rational positive person.
Carefree, social, complex but always follows through on decisions, open minded person.
Leader, takes initiative, likes order and planning, dependable and responsible person.
What Does My Sleep Position Say About My Personality?
Sleeping positions are involuntary and natural movements. It’s in these genuine moments that we reveal so much about ourselves. Those who sleep all curled up in the fetal position are soft-hearted and shy but open up to others when comfortable. Sleeping on your side with your arms stretched out means you’re a complex character but open to people and experiences. A social butterfly tends to sleep on their side with arms stiff by their sides.
It’s natural to be a combi-sleeper too, maybe you start sleeping on your stomach and end up on your side. Take note of your sleep position when you wake up in the morning as this could be your default.
Whatever position is natural to you, it’s vital that you have a supportive mattress and pillow as well as comfortable blankets that will keep you cozy all night.
Learn More About Your Personal Sleep Position
Fetal Sleeping Position
If you sleep on your side, all curled up like a baby with your knees close to your chest then you find comfort in the fetal position. Fetal Position denotes you’re soft-hearted but may hide it behind a strong demeanor. It takes time for you to warm to others but when you do you’re trusting and open. This position is perfect for spine alignment and those who suffer back pain could find great relief in the fetal sleep position. However, make sure you have a quality pillow to support your neck and align your spine. Also, put a pillow between your knees for added comfort.
Log Sleeping Position
If you sleep on your side with your arms stiff by your sides then you’re a sleeping log. This position is great for back and neck alignment but as with the fetal position, be sure to have a quality pillow or you may suffer a stiff neck. Sleeping logs are sociable, chilled out, and take everything in their stride. Some say you’re so laid back you’re practically laying down! Chatting with strangers is one of your favorite things and you welcome everyone who approaches you.
Yearner Sleeping Position
Sleeping on your side with your arms outstretched is similar to the log sleeping position but has a much different meaning. You’re more wary of strangers than the Log and you think things through thoroughly before making your final decision. You have an almost methodical approach to life and have plenty of street smarts. Side sleeping is the most highly recommended of all because it helps you to sleep more soundly due to the comfy nature of the position.
Spooning Sleeping Position
The spooning position can be a bit tricky with hair in the mouth or a dead arm for the big spoon. This couple's sleep position is not as popular as we’re led to believe. However, couples who sleep like this are very secure in their relationship and are loving towards each other. Couples who sleep in the spooning position and share the same pillow are on the same page, well suited, and trust each other.
Soldier Sleeping Position
Sleeping on your back with your arms straight by your sides denotes you’re a private person. You can give yourself a hard time when you don’t live up to your self inflicted high standards. You may be a bit shy but you’re a rock for those in your life and always there when needed. Sleeping in this position can aggravate back pain so put a pillow under your knees for greater spine alignment. Back sleepers are also more prone to snoring so prop yourself up higher on a couple of pillows to ease breathing.
Starfish Sleeping Position
Starfish sleepers are often misunderstood as selfish sleepers as you take over the bed! Legs are thrown in any direction, arms under the pillow with elbows sticking out. However, starfish sleepers are great listeners (outside of the bed) and make great friends because you’re so reliable and trustworthy. You don’t enjoy being the center of attention but prefer smaller group gatherings. Like the soldier position, place a pillow under your knees and prop your head up on a couple of pillows for a more comfortable rest.
Freefaller Sleeping Position
If you sleep on your stomach with your head to the side and arms wrapped around your pillow then you’re a classic stomach sleeper. This position means you have a playful nature and fun personality. You might speak without thinking at times but would never be unkind on purpose. Be sure to rest your head on a quality pillow or even none at all because stomach sleepers can suffer from neck pain. It’s a great sleep position if you snore and also promotes healthy digestion.
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