The researchers argue that the way we sleep and the position we usually adopt while sleeping can shed some light on what kind of person we are. A group of specialists from the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre analyzed six most common sleeping positions with the help of 1,000 volunteers, who took part in the research. It proved to be that every sleeping position is linked to a certain personality type. The results of this study can be summarized as the following:
A. “Fetus” sleeping position is the most common and proved to be adopted by 41% of people. Those, who like curling up while sleeping, are trying to look tough on the outside, but usually are kind-hearted and sensitive underneath. Such people frequently have lack of self-confidence when they meet new people, but soon they start feeling more relaxed and communicate more freely.
B. “Log” sleeping position is preferred by 15% of people. Those, who like lying down on their back or side and placing both arms down by their sides, are open, easy going and communicative people, who can easily find a common language with strangers, but sometimes can be too credulous.
C. “Yearner” sleeping position is adopted by 13% of people, who like sleeping on the side with both arms stretched out in front of them. This type of people are open by their nature, but very frequently they turn into suspicious, hesitant and even cynical individuals. Also, usually they are very slow in making decisions, but once they have made up their mind to do something, they stick to that plan and most likely never tend to change it!
D. “Soldier” is the most comfortable sleeping position for 8% of people. Those, who find comfortable lying on their back with their arms pinned to the sides while sleeping, are calm and reserved people. They hate noise and fussing around. Besides, they always aspire to the better and set high standards for themselves and for those around them.
E. “Freefall” is a sleeping position adopted by 7% of people. Those, who like lying on their front and placing their arms around the pillow, can be described as quite communicative, but harsh and daring people, who hate criticism and unexpected situations. At the same time, they are very sensitive and vulnerable underneath.
F. “Starfish” sleeping position is the best for 5% of people. Those, who lie on their back and place their arms around the pillow, are usually very friendly people, who take pleasure from helping the others and listening to their problems. Such people avoid being a center of general attention and prefer standing in the shadows.