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Sleep Positions

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Sleep Positions

Studies have revealed that there are 6 common types of Sleeping Positions including Foetus, Log, Yearner, Soldier, Freefaller, and Starfish. A further study revealed that the six most common sleeping positions are indicative of personality types. What do they mean and what do they mean about you?

This study by Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service theorises that sleep positions can be analysed much as Body Language. Professor Chris Idzikowski stated that:

"We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us. What's interesting is that the profile behind the posture is often very different from what we would expect."

This section details facts and information about Sleeping positions and what they mean about our personality together with a definition of all of the Sleep Positions.

Sleep Positions - Common Sleeping Positions
The most common sleeping positions are as follows:

  • Foetus (41%)

  • Log (15%)

  • Yearner (13%)

  • Soldier (8%)

  • Freefaller (7%)

  • Starfish position (5%)

  • All other sleeping positions account for 11%

Foetus Sleep Positions - Description of Foetus Position and Personality Traits
Foetus Description: Curled position resembling the way babies curl up in the womb. Many women sleep in this position - twice as many as men

Personality Traits:

Tough shell but a soft center! Reserved and protective of privacy at first with strangers but become bright and bubbly with friends and family.

Log Sleep Positions - Description of Log Position and Personality Traits
Log Description: Sleeping on one side with both arms straight down.

Personality Traits: Sociable open personality who loves people. Trusting people can lead to gullibility, so a more cautious approach to strangers would be beneficial.

Yearner Sleep Positions - Description of Yearner Position and Personality Traits
Yearner Description: Sleeping on one side with both arms stretched out

Personality Traits: Cautious of strangers and often cynical. Generous when confident of people and their motives. Slow at making decisions but stick to decisions when once made.

Soldier Sleep Positions - Description of Soldier Position and Personality Traits
Soldier Description: Sleeping on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body.

Personality Traits: Reserved and somewhat introverted. Soldier sleepers adhere to high standards and are perfectionists

Freefaller Sleep Positions - Description of Freefaller Position and Personality Traits
Freefaller Description: Sleeping on their front, or side, with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side

Personality Traits:  Extroverts who love enjoy socialising. Do not respond well to criticism

Starfish Sleep Positions - Description of Starfish Position and Personality Traits
Starfish Description: Sleeping on their backs with arms and legs out stretched

Personality Traits: Open to ideas, a good listener prefer to stay in the background rather than be the center of attention

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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