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.
What your sleeping position says about you ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Last edited by destiny4ever; March 10, 2011 at 12:43 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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.
If you sleep in log position, won't you cut off blood supply to your arm? 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
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.
Hearing you that say reminded me of Elijah Wood from LOTR. Just like you, he can sleep anywhere at anytime.Quote:
If so, yes I have 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
That is so cute and funny at the same time! 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.Quote:
I thought you were joking when you said you had fallen asleep while riding a bicycle …so you weren’t joking? Wow…you sure are a heavy sleeper. ^^ And ouch! That must have hurt a lot!Quote:
I'm a heavy sleeper indeed What about you? Light or heavy sleeper?
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.
Wow, well that's interesting! xD I change positions when I sleep too.
But still, they should have said something…like maybe “Are you okay?” or something like that.
Glad to hear you weren’t seriously injured.Quote:
I’m a heavy sleeper as well…and also talk in my sleep.Quote:
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. I’ll just say that from a girl’s POV it isn’t the most comfortable position…Quote:
That sounds scary…and where you sleeping with someone and that is why you had to pretend playing with your hands?Quote:
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?Quote:
Last edited by destiny4ever; March 11, 2011 at 09:24 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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.
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.
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. Exciting, but in a bad way.Quote:
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.
I know why. But that reason isn't too bad when you get a bit stiff. It depends though.
Ah yes, the mattress too! 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.
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.