After a busy you and your partner climb into bed. Neither of you really think about your sleeping position. You just get on with taking your night’s rest. But, researchers, psychologists and sleep scientists believe that there are nine different sleeping positions, and each can tell a lot about the sleeper’s personality.
So, what do our sleeping positions indicate? …
The ‘Fetal’ Position - when you curl your knees in toward your chest like you’re tucked into a safe little ball. It’s estimated that double the amount of women slept in the fetal position compared to men.
What does this mean? Sleepers in this natural position can be described as having a hard shell: tough on the outside, but a huge softy on the inside. They typically are shy when you first meet them, then tend to open up and relax quickly.
The ‘Log’ – About 15% of sleepers seem to find passing out like a log (lying on their side with their arms by their side) as the best way to catch some precious z’s.
What does this mean? No, it’s not all boring! In fact, the opposite is true. People who sleep like a log are known as social butterflies. Although they are friendly, carefree, and popular, these social, trusting people are known for being gullible.
The ‘Yearner’ - As if reaching out for something, this position is where you sleep on your side, but have your arms stretched out in front.
What does this mean? People who sleep like this are a little complicated: they are open-minded, yet cynical; slow and suspicious when making a decision, but stick to it once their minds are made up.
The ‘Soldier’ - where you sleep on your back with your arms by your sides. Only eight percent of sleepers claim to get the most sleep this way.
What does this mean? People who sleep this way typically are quiet, reserved and hold both themselves and other people to high standards and strict moral codes.
The ‘Free-faller’ – Say What? It’s where you’re lying on your stomach with your arms wrapped around your pillow and head turned to the side.
What does this mean? Freefalling sleepers are bold and sociable on the outside, but typically don’t have the thick skin to deal with criticism or absurd situations.
The ‘Starfish’ – Or the bed hog! Starfish sleepers lay ‘spread-eagled’ or sprawl out over the entire bed.
What does this mean? Starfish sleepers always are eager to lend an ear or give a helping hand to their friends in need. They don’t necessarily like being the center of attention, but don’t mind if they find themselves there from time to time.
The ‘Stargazer’ - Stargazers tend find themselves lying on their back with their arms wrapped around their head.
What does this mean? They make their friends a priority and do anything in their power to help those they hold dear to them. People who sleep in this position tend to have a positive, “happy-go-lucky” outlook on life.
The ‘Pillow Hugger’ - Pillow huggers love to get snuggly and cuddled in bed and are similar in personality to those ‘Stargazers’.
What does this mean? Whether it be family, friends or a significant other, pillow huggers cherish those relationships over everything else.
The ‘Thinker’ - similar to the ‘fetal’ position, except you’ll always have a hand gently resting on your chin.
What does this mean? Emotions run high and tend to vary between two extremes for whoever finds themselves sleeping in this position.