My Favorite Sleeping Position

What is your favorite sleeping position? Me? I’m really having a “deep sleep” when I’m sleeping on my stomach, or the “freefall” position. I’m also fond of hiding both of my hands under the pillow or making both of them my pillow.Who cares about it, anyway? When I’m in this position,I feel secure and safe ( do I need to be redundant here?).

I have heard before that an individual’s sleeping position tells something about his/her personality. I’m not sure if this is true; but recently, while I’m surfing the net, I came across this article about sleeping positions. Now, let me see what does my fave sleeping position tells about me…Hmmm…


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.

Well, I think, no, I’m posiitive that this sleeping-position-interpretation-thing is convincedly true. It really describes my personally very well, except for one thing, “…don’t like criticism” (or I just don’t fully comprehend what does it really mean).

I like criticisms, just don’t be rude, please? Criticisms make me a better person; and they can make me a better “people pleaser”. If you have read about my previous post, “The Disease to Please”. you’ll know what I mean.

Enough of me. I’m sure you’re also excited to know your personality based on your sleeping position, right? So here it is.

You may not achieve the comfort levels and sleep position you are used to in your bed at home, but look around the cabin next time you fly to see the many different positions we adopt (or try to!) whilst asleep. Scientists believe the position in which a person goes to sleep provides an important clue about the kind of person they are


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.


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.


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 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.


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.

The remainder of those in the poll said the position they fell asleep varied or did not know. Professor Idzikowski also examined the effect of various sleeping positions on health. He concluded that the freefall position was good for digestion, while the starfish and soldier positions were more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night’s sleep.

He further said, “Lying down flat means that stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth, while those who lie on their back may end up snoring and breathing less well during the night. “Both these postures may not necessarily awaken the sleeper but could cause a less refreshing night’s sleep.” The research also found that most people are unlikely to change their sleeping position. Just 5% said they sleep in a different position every night.

Source: www.flatseats.com

Now, don’t forget to share with me your result, ok? Is it true in your case?

About the Author:

Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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