Sleep Positions and Personality
According to research from the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service in the UK, our sleep positions can give us clues to our personality. It’s the same theory as body language, but it comes through when we are in the sleep state. Here are some examples:
Lying on your back: (The Soldier or Starfish position) On your back with arms at sides, this position reveals the most skin, which, points to a high degree of confidence. You may be quiet and reserved, but you know what you want, and you set your standards high. If you sleep with your hands up you’re a good friend and listener.
Curled up in a ball: (The Fetal Position) People who sleep in this position are tough on the outside, but sensitive at heart. They may be a little guarded at first, but when they feel comfortable around someone they relax. This is the most common sleep position. Women sleep in this position twice as often as men.
Sleeping on your side: (Log or Yearner position) These people have are open to life and new experiences. They like meeting new people and being considered popular. Sometimes they can be a little too gullible. They take their time making decisions, but once they have made up their mind that’s it.
Sleeping on your stomach: (Freefall position) Stomach sleepers are outgoing, the life of the party. They’re good at getting things started. But they can also have a thin skin, and they don’t like to be criticized. They also avoid conflict and emotional situations.