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The Way You Sleep Can Tell You Secrets About Your Personality

Written By Admin on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 11:02:00 PM

Getting enough sleep is a crucial part of keeping our body and our mind healthy. People even have tricks for rest, to keep themselves focused or napping for a short amount of time. Leonardo Da Vinci had a ritual, 20-minutes sleeping breaks every several hours in order to be up and about working. Winston Churchill had a two-hour nap ritual every day, so he could work at night. And even Mariah Carey has a thing where she has to sleep 15 hours, because it keeps her voice the way it is.

Now, researchers have discovered that the way you sleep reveals details about your personality and that in fact, it can tell a lot. The position you’re sleeping in can tell if you’re shy, confident, gullible and so much more.
The earliest research on this dates back to the 1930s, when one man monitored the sleeping positions of a few people. He showed ‘the differences in personality between good and poor sleepers in conjunction with their differences in sleep position’s. In recent years Professor Chris Idizkowski, the director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, analyzed six different sleeping positions. He says; ‘We are all aware of our body language when we are awake, but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us.’


Log position, in which the sleeper slumbers on their side, legs extended straight and arms by their sides, is the second most popular position. Though the position looks stiff, a person who sleeps like this is anything but rigid. Log sleepers are very social and easygoing people. Although they like conversing with all kinds of people, they definitely prefer running with an A-list crowd. They are also very trusting, which can sometimes make them seem a little gullible.

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The least favorite sleeping position, lying on your back, arms folded behind the pillow and the legs stretched out. People who sleep like this are very loving and caring. They love their friendships and can be everyone’s shoulder to cry on.


A freefaller sleeper dozes on their stomachs, head to the side, with their arms wrapped around a pillow. As the name suggests, freefaller sleepers have open, gregarious, and playful personalities. Yet they can be so to-the-point that it comes off as brash. They may seem free spirited most of the time, but freefaller sleepers are also secretly anxious and crave control. Although they tend to be risk takers, they’re surprisingly sensitive to criticism as well.

Many people wonder how people who sleep like this can breathe. It’s lying on your stomach, arms folded under the pillow, and head to the side. These people are playful and full of life. They can be percieved as loud and brash, but they’re free spirits. They can also be anxious and control freaks and can’t handle criticism.


The yearner position looks a lot like the log. The sleeper snoozes on their sides but their arms are stretched out in front of them, kind of like a mummy. Studies say that people who choose this position are usually very inviting and open. Yet, they can be suspicious and are often very cynical. Yearners are also as slow as turtles when it comes to making decisions, but once their minds are set, they’re as stubborn as a mule about changing it.


Attention! A person that sleeps in soldier position is one that sleeps on their back with their arms straight down at their side. Solider sleepers also live up to their name, tending to be strong, silent types who don’t like a big fuss. They are very structured and take themselves, and those around them, very seriously. This also means that they have high expectations for themselves and others around them. They have a tendency to snore as well.


The fetal position, in which a person sleeps on their side with their legs curled up, is one of the most popular. In fact, according to a survey performed by sleep specialist Chris Idzikowski, PhD and author of the book Learn to Sleep Well, 41 percent of people sleep this way. If you fancy the fetal position while you catch your Z’s, you may seem to have a tough exterior, but are very shy and sensitive on the inside. They can also overthink a problem and worry unnecessarily.