The link between sleep positions and personality has been the subject of examination for decades, and though you may not put much thought into what position you doze off every night, experts suggest that the way a person sleeps suggests a lot about their personality. There are three main types of sleep positions – side, back and stomach:
If you sleep on your side
There are a few different variations of side sleeping. The three most common positions are log, yearner and fetal. Sleeping like a log, with you hands straight at your side could suggest that you have an easy-going personality. By contrast, sleeping tightly coiled up in the fetal position could suggest the opposite: that you are closed off, and perhaps a worrier, in need of comfort. The yearner sleeping position, (on your side, with your arms straight out), suggests that the sleeper is open minded and eager.
If you sleep on your back
Again, there are a few different versions of back sleeping: the soldier and the starfish. The solider sleeping position, (with hands down at the sides), can imply that the sleeper is quiet, reserved and oftentimes have high standards for themselves and others. The starfish on the other hand, contrary to the soldier, sleeps with their hands extended above their heads, suggesting the sleeper is introverted.
If you sleep on your stomach
Personality traits linked with sleeping on your tummy are outgoingness and anxiousness, as well as feelings of lack of control. Stomach sleepers are thought to be extroverted, but sensitive to criticism. Sleeping on your stomach while clutching a pillow to your chest is a popular stomach sleeping position – these people are referred to as, “free fallers.”