17.10.03

How do you sleep?

Researchers have discovered that how a person sleeps may reveal clues about the kind of person they are. Read about this here and here. Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has analysed six common sleeping positions - and found that each is linked to a particular personality type.

The 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 (15%): 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.

The yearner (13%): 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 (8%): 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 (7%): 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 (5%): 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.

This link contains a story about the study with pictures showing the various sleeping positions.

I tend to sleep either in the yearner position, or the soilder (sometimes), and I really have to admit that I am slow to make up my mind, and stubborn to change it when I finally make a decision. Scary, isn't it? So can you change your personality by changing your sleeping position. Well, apparently, we can't, we only sleep in th position we find natural, and are creatures of habit, especially in our sleeping positions.

So how do you sleep? Does your position match your personality??

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