What does your sleeping position actually say about you?
July 18, 2007 5:20am CST
You may not achieve the comfort levels of and sleep positions you are used to in your bed at home, but look around the cabin next time you fly to see the many different positions we adopt (or try it) whilst asleep. Scientists believe the position in which a person goes to sleep provides an important clue about the kind of person they are. Professor Chris Idzikowski director of the UK sleep assessment and advisory service analyzed six common sleep positions: 1) Foetus - (curl up in a fetus position) the most common sleeping position, more than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position. 2) Log - lying on ur side with both arms down by your side. 3) Yearner - people who sleeps on their side with both arms out in front 4) Soldier - lying on your back with both arms pinned to your side 5) Freefall - lying on your front with arms around the pillow and your head turned to one side 6) Starfish - lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. **Professor Idzikowski also examined the effects of various sleeping position on health. He concluded that the freefall position was good for digestion, while the starfish & soldier positions were most likely to lead to snoring and bad night's sleep.**So basing on the 6 different positions above, which one is u? Tell me what's your sleeping position and i'll tell you what's your personality type. Mine is the FOETUS position.
18 Jul 07
in the summer i fall asleep in a position is between yearner and soldier, and somehow wake up in the freefaller position, with my chin sometimes on the pillow (instead of the cheek). in the winter i fall asleep in the foetus position, sometimes in the soldier position, and always wake up in the foetus position..
18 Jul 07
i always feel comfortable having the foetus position. i am not sure why. but i can sleep soundly and i can fall asleep really quick. i am at ease when having such a position while sleeping. but my mom says it's not good since i tend to have my back curled while sleeping. i try to not sleep that way. but i end up waking up in the morning realizing that i again had slept in the foetus position... anne
19 Jul 07
I like this discussion a lot. it is cool that someone actually undertook this research and came out with this very exciting outcome. I think I am a mix of all of these positions. It all depends on how tired I was when I fall asleep. Many times I roll in my sleep so the position I was when I fell asleep may not be the position I will be when I wake up. I could go through many or all the positions in one sleep session.