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What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About Your Health & Personality?

We spend a third of our lives sleeping so our bodies can relax and reboot. The way in which we snooze is something that we do while we are unconscious, making it an honest expression of our innermost selves.



One important aspect to getting the most out of time spent sleeping is having a comfortable mattress, high-quality pillows and making the bedroom a sleeping haven, free from the endless distractions of the outside world.


What you may not know is that when it comes to catching those premium hours of rest, the position that you sleep in may be the reason for your recent lack of sleep. Whether you are on your side, on your back, or somewhere in between, sleeping positions vary as much as the sleeper. And sleeping positions go beyond back, stomach or side, and each position has a lot of information to offer about your personality.


We all favour certain sleeping positions to send us off to the land of nod each night, and most of us have preferred this specific sleeping shape since we first entered the world. There are a multitude of ways to sleep comfortably, from curling up into a ball to lying spread-eagled across the entirety of the bed. However, what you might not know is that the way in which you sleep at night could provide some interesting insight into your character and health.


For example, those who rest in the shooting star position tend to be trusting and good communicators. They are open to others and let their guard down easily. They are generally very amiable, likeable people. On the other hand, those who sleep in the baby position, tend to be a bit more reserved and cautious when it comes to new people. Their exterior is tough but it’s only to shelter their kind, sensitive, and cuddly interiors.


So to discover whether you’re a good friend, more likely to be an introvert, prefer to be cuddled or may need to change your lifestyle accordingly, then read on and find your sleeping type, which could can even benefit your life beyond the bed.


Log Roller

Log sleep position, in which the sleeper rests on their side, legs extended straight and arms in place, is the second most popular position for any sleeper. Though the sleep position looks stiff, a sleeper with style like this is anything but rigid and cold.


Log sleepers are typically social and easygoing people. They converse with all kinds of people, but can prefer running with an A-list crowd. They are also very trusting, which can sometimes make them seem a little more gullible to outsiders.


This position keeps your neck and back in alignment, making it one of the best positions for back pain and neck pain. You can also add a pillow or blanket between your knees in this position to help ease any discomfort.


The Yearning Dreamer

An offshoot of the log position is the yearning dreamer position where you are on your side but both arms are outstretched. Like the log roller position, the yearning dreamer does well to support your back because it follows the natural curve of your spine, keeping it straight, mattress-supported, and elongated.


There is a potential for some arm numbness, or neck and shoulder pain in this position, but don’t worry, it can easily be remedied by more pillows of course! Place a pillow under your arms, or if you’re feeling cuddly, hug a pillow while you sleep.


Studies have shown that people who choose this position are typically inviting and open. Yet, they can be suspicious of new friends and acquaintances. The Yearning Dreamers are also as slow and deliberate when it comes to decision making, but once their minds are set, they are set on that path. Good and reliable friends.


Sleepy Soldier

Up and at ‘em, sargent! A person that sleeps in the sleepy soldier sleep position sleeps on their back, with their arms straight down at their side. Sleepy Soldiers live up to their name. They are strong, silent, and focused people who don’t like a big fuss.


They love structure and take themselves very seriously. This also means that they can have high expectations for themselves and others around them.


It leaves the neck in a neutral position, decreases the chance for premature wrinkles (who doesn’t want that?), and allows your weight to be evenly distributed with no added pressure on the shoulders or spine. An added bonus for this position is that it can help with symptoms of acid reflux.


Snoring is more common the older you get, affecting more than half of all adults and there is a chance that sleeping on your back will increase snoring. This happens because our good pal, gravity, forces your tongue to the back of your throat when you are laying down on your back. This restricts your air ways, and may also be a poor sleeping position for those suffering from sleep apnea.


Star Gazer

The star gazer sleep position is the least popular sleep style by numbers. Truly unique. They lie on their backs with legs stretched out, their arms stretched up beyond their head, looking like a starfish on land.


People who sleep like this may have an unconventional style, but are very loyal friends and make relationships a great priority. They love to be supportive, acting as a sounding board for their friends problems, and will go out of their way to help.


This position may also increase snoring and is not the best option for sleep apnea, so is not recommended if you have these sleep disturbances. It may, however, help with acid reflux. A trick for making this position better is placing a blanket, towel, or pillow under your knees. As long as your mattress offers good support, you should not have an issue in this position.


The Skydiver

A skydiver sleeps on their stomachs, head to one side, with their arms wrapped around behind a pillow. As the name suggests, skydiver sleepers have open, playful, and downright fun personalities.


They are usually to-the-point with what they want, but sometimes this comes off as brash. They may seem free spirited, but skydiver sleepers can be secretly anxious and crave control of a situation. They tend to be risk takers. This sleep position takes up space and will benefit from at least a Queen or King siz