By Rhonda Ramsey,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
How do you sleep? Did you know that the way you sleep may say a lot about your personality? I never put much into the way I sleep; I know that I fall asleep in fetal position and I wake up in the middle of the night on my stomach. Well, according to the article I will share with you from Care2.com, the way we sleep can label us sensitive, sociable, suspicious. Here is the article:
This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41 percent of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position. Those who curl up in the fetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody but soon relax.
Lying on your side with both arms down by your side is the sleep position favored by 14 percent of the people in the study. I’d adopt this position if it guaranteed sleeping like a log but perhaps not at the risk of being naive. 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.
Thirteen percent of people sleep in the pose of the yearner – on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature but can be suspicious and cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely to change it.
Are you one of the eight percent who sleep lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides? Well, hello, soldier. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like a fuss, but set high standards for themselves and others. The soldier style is more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night’s sleep.
If you sleep on your stomach with your hands around the pillow and your head turned to one side, you sleep in the freefall position. You are probably often gregarious and brash but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath and don’t like criticism or extreme situations. Seven percent of sleepers assume this posture, which happens to be good for digestion.
About five percent choose to lay on their 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 center of attention. The starfish position is more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night’s sleep.
I thought this was pretty interesting. I, personally, find a bit of truth in the "freefaller" description but not completely. The same goes for the "fetus".
I don't know about you, but I always enjoy comparing myself to these types of labels and percentages. It's interesting, and it's especially fun to see who agrees and disagrees. So, how about you? How do you sleep, and do you match up to the studies showed?