Body Language: What Your Sleeping Position Says About You
(Ok, I’ve seen this picture on Tumblr a few times, but i finally found their explanations)
- Population: approx. 50% of people sleep this way
- Fetal sleepers are looking for comfort and are often constant worriers. While they are very conscientious during their waking hours, these are people who tend to overthink their tasks and daily lives.
- Population: approx. 30%
- People who sleep this way often find themselves waking up stiffer and in more discomfort than when they went to bed. Their muscles may not be getting the proper rest while they sleep. Or it might mean that you have to find more of your waking hours learning how to relax.
- Population: approx. 25%
- The yearners are people who get up in the morning with an excitement to get out there and chase their dreams. But these are also people who go after their dreams without a real focus. They can be chronic time wasters. Some of the yearners aren’t just chasing their dreams, some feel that they are being chased.
- Population: approx. 17%
- It might mean that you are seeking control of time and space in a way that you don’t feel you have in your waking hours. While only 17 percent of the people studied were considered freefallers, Phipps says these are the sleepers who may be getting the least restful night’s sleep.
- Those who sleep in the starfish sleeping position, on their backs with arms and legs outspread, may be more open, and make better friends than the logs.
- The soldier tends to be quiet and reserved, and sets high standards for himself and others. Both the soldier and the starfish often struggle with getting a good night’s sleep because they tend to snore and have other breathing problems throughout the night.
Left & Right Side Of Bed:
- The study also suggests that those who sleep on the left side of the mattress have a brighter outlook on life, “They tend to be more upbeat and able to handle the stresses of work and life better than those who sleep on the right,” Claire Haigh, a spokesperson for Premier Inns says. According to the study, 31 percent of the respondents who slept on the left side of the mattress love their jobs, compared to just 18 percent of those who sleep on the right side.
Why The Percentages Are Off: They don’t add up to 100% because people constantly change sleeping positions. You can be part of the 50% and part of the 25%.
Expert: Robert Phipps (The UKs leading body language expert, author, speaker and trainer)