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destiny4ever
March 10, 2011, 12:42 AM
Your sleep position reveals personality traits!

Thanks to Lilsnowy for the info!

Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service analyzed six common sleeping positions - and found that each is linked to a particular personality type.


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What your sleeping position says about you ...


Foetus
Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41% of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.

Log
Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.

Yearner
People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.

Soldier
Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.

Freefall
Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations.

Starfish
Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don't like to be the centre of attention.

The remainder of those in the poll said the position they fell asleep varied or did not know.

Professor Idzikowski also examined the effect of various sleeping positions on health. He concluded that the freefall position was good for digestion, while the starfish and soldier positions were more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night's sleep.

Professor Idzikowski said "Lying down flat means that stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth, while those who lie on their back may end up snoring and breathing less well during the night. "Both these postures may not necessarily awaken the sleeper but could cause a less refreshing night's sleep."

The research also found that most people are unlikely to change their sleeping position. Just 5% said they sleep in a different position every night.
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I sleep in a foetus position and it actually describes how I am. But what about you guys? What is your sleeping position? Do you think the way in which we sleep can describe our personalities? Or do you think the way in which we sleep has nothing to do with the way we are? Let’s talk about this topic! :)

M3J
March 10, 2011, 02:16 AM
I sleep in foetus, yearner, and freefaller mode. It depends on when and such but it's usually one of those, although I prefer freefaller.

saladesu
March 10, 2011, 02:35 AM
If you sleep in log position, won't you cut off blood supply to your arm? :s I think I usually sleep in all of them except log and yearner. No fixed one I guess... And I can fall asleep just about anywhere, like even on a noisy bus and even standing up and even... When riding a bicycle. So, obviously, sleeping positions say nothing about me :derp

M3J
March 10, 2011, 02:48 AM
It does cut off blood supply. I know from several scary experiences. v.v However, the body, I guess, can move so that doesn't happen.

destiny4ever
March 10, 2011, 10:51 PM
I sleep in foetus, yearner, and freefaller mode. It depends on when and such but it's usually one of those, although I prefer freefaller.
So you change positions while sleeping and your position depends on the time of the day? Is the freefaller position comfortable? I’m asking this because I have tried sleeping like that but for me it is uncomfortable and I feel like I’m going to suffocate.


I think I usually sleep in all of them except log and yearner. No fixed one I guess...
Have you ever gone to sleep in one site of the bed and woken up in a completely different one?



And I can fall asleep just about anywhere, like even on a noisy bus and even standing up and even... When riding a bicycle
Hearing you that say reminded me of Elijah Wood from LOTR. ( http://fuckyeahlotrcast.tumblr.com/post/3716990454/aragorns-one-of-the-amazing-things-about) Just like you, he can sleep anywhere at anytime. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWI1dYdVAcI) :)



It does cut off blood supply. I know from several scary experiences. v.v However, the body, I guess, can move so that doesn't happen.
Scary experiences? What happened? http://planetsmilies.net/kaos-animal-bunny-smiley-6082.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

saladesu
March 10, 2011, 11:13 PM
Have you ever gone to sleep in one site of the bed and woken up in a completely different one?

You mean side?

If so, yes I have :p When my parents are out of town and I actually get to sleep in a big bed I can end up even waking up perpendicular to the position I fell asleep in :XD


Hearing you that say reminded me of Elijah Wood from LOTR. ( http://fuckyeahlotrcast.tumblr.com/post/3716990454/aragorns-one-of-the-amazing-things-about) Just like you, he can sleep anywhere at anytime. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWI1dYdVAcI) :)

Hmm. I don't think I'm as bad as he is...! I mean, I can fall asleep anywhere anytime, but I don't actually do it that often :sweatdrop And I don't wake up that easily :XD When I woke up after falling asleep on the bicycle, I had already crashed into a bus stop :p And I was all, "huh? what happened? *bleary eyed*" :p

destiny4ever
March 10, 2011, 11:22 PM
You mean side?
Yes, I meant side. Sorry for the typo! http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m048.gif (http://www.laymark.com)



If so, yes I have :p When my parents are out of town and I actually get to sleep in a big bed I can end up even waking up perpendicular to the position I fell asleep in :XD
That is so cute and funny at the same time! :XD It kind of reminds of when children sleep with their parents and because they move around so much the parents end up having not a very good night’s sleep. :D




And I don't wake up that easily :XD When I woke up after falling asleep on the bicycle, I had already crashed into a bus stop :p And I was all, "huh? what happened? *bleary eyed*" :p
I thought you were joking when you said you had fallen asleep while riding a bicycle :blink…so you weren’t joking? Wow…you sure are a heavy sleeper. ^^ And ouch! That must have hurt a lot!

saladesu
March 10, 2011, 11:28 PM
Yes, I meant side. Sorry for the typo! http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m048.gif (http://www.laymark.com)


That is so cute and funny at the same time! :XD It kind of reminds of when children sleep with their parents and because they move around so much the parents end up having not a very good night’s sleep. :D

:XD That's so true. I used to go sleep with my parents when I had nightmares as a kid and stuff like that. Poor parents :p


I thought you were joking when you said you had fallen asleep while riding a bicycle :blink…so you weren’t joking? Wow…you sure are a heavy sleeper. ^^ And ouch! That must have hurt a lot!

Nope, I wasn't joking at all! I was doing a recon for an overnight cycling event, so this was around 5am. Thankfully there weren't many cars. Apparently my bike was swerving all over the place for 10+ minutes before I actually crashed (and yet my silly friends didn't try to do something, like yell at me to wake up :-_-). Also, thankfully I escaped with nothing more than a few small scratches and a big bruise. And my parents still don't know :vbunny

I'm a heavy sleeper indeed :XD What about you? Light or heavy sleeper?

M3J
March 10, 2011, 11:28 PM
So you change positions while sleeping and your position depends on the time of the day? Is the freefaller position comfortable? I’m asking this because I have tried sleeping like that but for me it is uncomfortable and I feel like I’m going to suffocate.


Scary experiences? What happened? http://planetsmilies.net/kaos-animal-bunny-smiley-6082.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

Yes, and the temperature, the bed I'm on, the pillow, how comfortable I am, and etc. I prefer freefaller because it gives me more freedom. Freefaller can be comfortable, but painful on the neck if you're in one position for too long. I prefer it the most, actually. How often have you tried? That tends to happen, so just sit back up or stand up and take a deep breath and try again.


Hands numbed up, badly. I played with it for a while, pretending it's floppy and throwing it randomly, the point in secret was actually to try and get my blood moving again.

Ever had a moment where your body completely froze? Happened to me twice, and one time my nose was covered. That was not fun. v.v Or when you felt like you were floating/flying up or something? Soooo dizzying. X_x Yet fun.

Kyouria
March 11, 2011, 07:55 PM
Wow, well that's interesting! xD I change positions when I sleep too.

destiny4ever
March 11, 2011, 09:24 PM
Nope, I wasn't joking at all! I was doing a recon for an overnight cycling event, so this was around 5am. Thankfully there weren't many cars. Apparently my bike was swerving all over the place for 10+ minutes before I actually crashed (and yet my silly friends didn't try to do something, like yell at me to wake up :-_-).
Maybe your friends thought you had a funny way of riding your bicycle? http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m190.gif (http://www.laymark.com) But still, they should have said something…like maybe “Are you okay?” or something like that.



Also, thankfully I escaped with nothing more than a few small scratches and a big bruise.
Glad to hear you weren’t seriously injured. :)



I'm a heavy sleeper indeed :XD What about you? Light or heavy sleeper?
I’m a heavy sleeper as well…and also talk in my sleep. :D
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Yes, and the temperature, the bed I'm on, the pillow, how comfortable I am, and etc.
So this means you can’t sleep just anywhere, right?



I prefer freefaller because it gives me more freedom. Freefaller can be comfortable, but painful on the neck if you're in one position for too long. I prefer it the most, actually. How often have you tried? That tends to happen, so just sit back up or stand up and take a deep breath and try again.
I’m not very fond of freefaller so I admit I’m not interested in giving it another try; moreover, there is another reason why I don’t like to sleep in that position but I’m embarrassed to say it. http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m163.gif (http://www.laymark.com) I’ll just say that from a girl’s POV it isn’t the most comfortable position…



Hands numbed up, badly. I played with it for a while, pretending it's floppy and throwing it randomly, the point in secret was actually to try and get my blood moving again.
That sounds scary…and where you sleeping with someone and that is why you had to pretend playing with your hands?



Ever had a moment where your body completely froze? Happened to me twice, and one time my nose was covered. That was not fun. v.v Or when you felt like you were floating/flying up or something? Soooo dizzying. X_x Yet fun.
Nop…but that doesn’t sound like fun at all…more like worrisome and terrifying. And the time when your nose was covered…were you swimming under water?
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Wow, well that's interesting! xD I change positions when I sleep too.
What positions you sleep in, Kyouria? :)

Imperium
March 11, 2011, 09:28 PM
I almost exclusively sleep in foetus now. I changed about 11/12 years old i think, I use to sleep log and yearner before that. Although i can probably fall asleep in all of the positions, except freefaller. That would be too uncomfortable for me. >_>

As for the personalities, no i dont think it does. The same way i dont think blood types do either.

M3J
March 11, 2011, 09:56 PM
So this means you can’t sleep just anywhere, right?


I’m not very fond of freefaller so I admit I’m not interested in giving it another try; moreover, there is another reason why I don’t like to sleep in that position but I’m embarrassed to say it. http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m163.gif (http://www.laymark.com) I’ll just say that from a girl’s POV it isn’t the most comfortable position…
Actually, I can. Well, I guess it depends, but I usually am able to. I can sleep in cars, on planes, and even in my basement on two sofa cushions stacked on the floor. It's only the temperature that makes the difference.

Oh. Probably because you-know-what is pressing against your chest? I find freefaller to be the most comfortable position, but that's probably because it gives me the most freedom of movement while being the least uncomfortable.

Oh, and I think you kinda revealed more than you should have. :oh



That sounds scary…and where you sleeping with someone and that is why you had to pretend playing with your hands?


Nop…but that doesn’t sound like fun at all…more like worrisome and terrifying. And the time when your nose was covered…were you swimming under water?

Nope, just myself. I was pretending it was floppy and stuff for the fun of it since it's rare my arms get numb like that. Entire arm was numb, so the only scary thing was not being able to feel pain. If I effed my elbow or shoulder up, I would not have a good morning. :s Exciting, but in a bad way.

The last part, feeling like I'm floating away/flying away. Otherwise the freezing thingie was pretty scary and unwanted, especially since I had to get up and get ready for school. <_< I don't remember, but I don't think so. I was sleeping in a position where pillow or blanket covered my nose, but I'm not 100% sure if my nose was covered or if I'm just getting it mixed up with someone else who could have had their nose covered. It's scary to think about that it could happen again.


Although i can probably fall asleep in all of the positions, except freefaller. That would be too uncomfortable for me. >_>


Lulz. :hurr

I know why. But that reason isn't too bad when you get a bit stiff. :s It depends though.

destiny4ever
March 11, 2011, 10:12 PM
I almost exclusively sleep in foetus now. I changed about 11/12 years old i think, I use to sleep log and yearner before that. Although i can probably fall asleep in all of the positions
Since you are able to sleep in all of the positions…what about sleeping anywhere? Are you able to do it?


It's only the temperature that makes the difference.
Ahh, okay. And I’m the same way. If I’m cold or not warm enough, I can’t fall asleep.



Oh. Probably because you-know-what is pressing against your chest?
Yes, the mattress.



Oh, and I think you kinda revealed more than you should have. :oh
Oh no! http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m130.gif (http://www.laymark.com)



The last part, feeling like I'm floating away/flying away
But isn’t that an out-of-body experience?



I was sleeping in a position where pillow or blanket covered my nose, but I'm not 100% sure if my nose was covered or if I'm just getting it mixed up with someone else who could have had their nose covered.
Well…I actually sleep with my blankets and comforter covering my whole body and I sleep just fine.



It's scary to think about that it could happen again.
Scary indeed.

M3J
March 11, 2011, 10:36 PM
Ahh, okay. And I’m the same way. If I’m cold or not warm enough, I can’t fall asleep.

Yes, the mattress.

Oh no! http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m130.gif (http://www.laymark.com)

But isn’t that an out-of-body experience?

Well…I actually sleep with my blankets and comforter covering my whole body and I sleep just fine.

Scary indeed.

Do you prefer sleeping in a cooler temperature or a warm temperature? Especially with blankets, I prefer cooler because it's more comfortable snuggle the blanket. :3

Ah yes, the mattress too! :hurr I'm just kidding about the revealing thing. :P

No idea, but it felt like I/my body was being pulled upwards. Made me wonder if I smoked pot or something while I was sleeping. :s

Even in the summer? I tend to wake up with my blankets kicked off a lot. :( I can sleep fine with blankets covering my body and have gone to sleep completely under the blanket, so I can do that as well. It's just dangerous have breathing orifices blocked by blanket or pillow. :s

CBlitz
March 11, 2011, 11:31 PM
I do either fetus, soldier or starfish depending on my mood when I sleep :lmao

kkck
March 12, 2011, 12:07 AM
Originally I slept "freefall" but I am currently trying to change to sleeping on my back. I have back problems and apparently sleeping on my back is better. Every now and them I am also known to sleep on my side but that is rare, it kinda depends on whether my back hurts. I can't seem to find a lone position which describes me properly either lol

redcorpse
March 14, 2011, 01:48 PM
foetus, soldier or freefaller. i think soldier the most.

and yeah, i think the traits do apply for me ...

Bugzee
April 30, 2011, 10:04 AM
Well, my main sleeping position is really a cross between the log x yearner x freefaller positions. :lmao I don’t really pay much attention to what these positions say about me. It’s interesting though that they’ve actually studied people’s sleeping habits/patterns.

When I’m really tired/exhausted even to the point where I don’t eat, I sleep in the starfish position.

DLord.Van.Buuren
April 30, 2011, 10:35 AM
I use some of those, anything I feel will make comfortable.

I'm a freefaller most of the time though.

digitaldude
April 30, 2011, 03:51 PM
I am a star fish foetus!


Sometimes yearner

Imperium
April 30, 2011, 04:01 PM
Since you are able to sleep in all of the positions…what about sleeping anywhere? Are you able to do it?
Not really no. I absolutely cannot sleep for long when travelling. An hour tops is the most I can do. I prefer to be sleeping lying down somewhere. Also if I am sleeping anywhere that is not home, I become a very light sleeper (im usually a deep sleeper) and I sleep much less hours, compared to my brother who falls down like a log anywhere. xD

alphabeta
May 02, 2011, 04:46 AM
Now then, Professor Chris Idzikowski, according to your theory, what kind of person is this guy, if you judge him by the way he sleeps?

http://www.offbeatearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/failed-sleeping-position.jpg

Metro-riding-freefaller?

Honestly, imo, all of these the-way-you-sleep-is-connected-to-the-way-live-exam's are useless.

I have slept at least once in all of that positions you mentioned. So what? According to you, now i'm a "tough on the outside but sensitive at heart"-"social guy who likes being part of the in-crowd"-"generally quiet and reserved".

Despite the fact, that the above example is self-destroying, people are who they are. It's not the way how people sleep, what describes how they act, but they decided that themselves. :yelling

kkck
May 02, 2011, 12:08 PM
Does it count if I forcefully changed my sleeping position?

M3J
May 02, 2011, 05:04 PM
Now then, Professor Chris Idzikowski, according to your theory, what kind of person is this guy, if you judge him by the way he sleeps?

http://www.offbeatearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/failed-sleeping-position.jpg

Metro-riding-freefaller?

Honestly, imo, all of these the-way-you-sleep-is-connected-to-the-way-live-exam's are useless.

I have slept at least once in all of that positions you mentioned. So what? According to you, now i'm a "tough on the outside but sensitive at heart"-"social guy who likes being part of the in-crowd"-"generally quiet and reserved".

Despite the fact, that the above example is self-destroying, people are who they are. It's not the way how people sleep, what describes how they act, but they decided that themselves. :yelling

umad?

You do realize that it's very possible that guy either passed out or was drunk and was put into that position? If you did get the picture, then you probably are aware. Sometimes quizzes like these tend to be accurate, but either way, it's fun to see the results, even if they're not true.

alphabeta
May 03, 2011, 04:12 AM
umad?


http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSnUtWQ4Ei8l1p7N20aMTR2X7TuOko0eLON8W09KdDFXSHaJ7D6qA

So you're trying to say, that the director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service is doing these researches... just for fun? :blink

Well, sure, the britains tend to go sometimes a little off-topic, but, hey, don't you think, spending thousands of pounds, to find out how people sleep is a little overdoing it?

So, i'm assuming that Mister Idzikowski wasn't trying to troll us, when he published this thing, but was totally serious. And so i answer him seriously myself - "What you've done is a waste of time, space and money!"

Anyway, i was, am and will stay by my opinion that this researches are useless. (Notice, that i couldn't care less whether you guys decide to comment them or not. If you think it's interesting... go ahead. I'm not gonna stop you.)

P.S. As to that pic. That's something you can find in google simply by typing "sleeping position".

M3J
May 03, 2011, 06:42 PM
No, it's fun for us to see the results and what it means. If you think it's useless, good for you, but you don't need to get all uptight and complain about it. Let others have their fun.

Truefan21
May 19, 2011, 04:29 AM
lol i sleep mostly in the foetus position

Michalv
May 20, 2011, 10:05 AM
Foetus! Wew, thats so like me XD

indieRokker
May 21, 2011, 08:32 PM
I'm a foetus/freefaller. Depending on the temp I guess, when I'm cold it's foetus. Freefaller when it's hot.

Totinona
May 26, 2011, 05:40 PM
For me it is,
Foetus - Starfish and Yearner. In that order. :XD
I always try to sleep in a starfish-ish way but often end up sleeping on the side.:amuse
Also I always wake up in a different position.

I feel quite a lot of the personality traits fit me.

Xadyu
May 26, 2011, 09:42 PM
Only these three.

I do this the most:
Freefall
Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations.

Followed by:
Foetus
Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax.

And:
Starfish
Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don't like to be the centre of attention.

These are all actually traits of mine, I'm not so gregarious that I always need company, but it's nice from time to time. And it's not like I would actually undergo any actions regarding the company, for all I care they can sit in the same room as me and not talk to me at all.

earthforge
May 26, 2011, 10:54 PM
Only Freefaller, actually. I don't believe in the personality descriptions (very weasel word-y), but it does help my digestion.

Only con is, sometimes you wake up drooling. :cookiehand

Asarii
May 27, 2011, 12:47 AM
This is so cool! My sleep position is the Starfish and Soldier position. I sleep in the Foetus position when I take naps.

Drmke
May 28, 2011, 12:26 AM
I do a variation of the starfish. I sleep like this. (http://www.mangareader.net/93-21-1/naruto/chapter-16.html) And yes I'm a freaking awesome friend and everybody loves me though I wouldn't say I don't like being the center of attention...depends on my mood.

g0dzax
July 23, 2011, 04:31 AM
I only take Freefaller,I tried the other positions but to no succes.Oh,and my personality doesn't exactly fit the description.
@earthforge : Sometimes I also wake up drooling,but I really hate it god damn it.

Adorien
August 18, 2011, 08:00 PM
I usually sleep lying on my right side, sometimes on the left, with my arms in front of me or holding the pillow or some similiar position. I also sleep with both or just one of my legs bent. There is a problem though with sleeping like that because sometimes my arm hurts (due to sleeping on it) after that for the whole day, or just half of it. And it gets uncomfortable for me to fall asleep sometimes, just because of it being there. Although it's the most comfortable sleeping position for me. When I sleep on my left side, my arms are the same way, only there isn't a problem for my left arm and it's position feels somehow different, but it's actually not. Or at least I don't think it is. Oh, and I sleep hugging my teddy bear. I'm such a kid. xD

And that's about sleeping on my bed. When I sleep elsewhere I might be only able to fall asleep on my left side. I think I feel most comfortable facing the wall. In my room the wall is on the right side of the bed, so it makes sense.

So I guess my sleeping position is log, but not quite. But my personality is more like the described one for foetus. And still, I am somewhat social, but I don't like being in crowds and I'm kinda nervous when I'm in the bus or tramb or subway. I don't really trust strangers, if by strangers you mean someone on the street or in the bus. I'm not good with new people around me, I'm usually nervous. I am a little gullible about things though. And maybe I can be described as easy-going, but I'm not sure.

I feel like all I've written doesn't sound right. I'm sorry, it's somehow difficult to explain.

Oh, and wasn't it better to sleep on your left side?


Sometimes I also wake up drooling,but I really hate it god damn it.
Yeah, me too. xD

naruto-niichan
September 12, 2011, 09:33 AM
I'm definitely a Freefaller mixed with Foetus sometimes. In rare cases I use the Starfish position.
Those names are funny but I don't think that those positions say anything about your character, it could be a trend but nothing more.

Ochiru
September 17, 2011, 11:01 AM
I sleep in soldier position well I guess Im kinda anti social person

Nanoi
September 17, 2011, 06:37 PM
I'm all but soldier and freefall.

Paper
September 21, 2011, 09:52 AM
I'm not entirely sure if the descriptions apply to me, due to several reasons.

1. I'm a light sleeper, making it hard for me to stay asleep long enough to stay in one position for a long time.
2. Because I'm a light sleeper, I toss and turn a lot
3. The temperature also dictates how I position myself. I sprawl when it's hot, and I curl up when it's cold.
4. It also depends on how comfortable I am with the place that I'm sleeping in.

rudorofu
January 29, 2012, 05:41 PM
Haha, it's funny how your sleeping positions can give you such personality traits XD To be honest, I don't sleep in any of those particular positions...It's like a mixture of all of them together. After reading the descriptions though, I think I fit the Log, Yearner and/or Free fall combination. So I guess that's how I generally sleep...