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WHAT DOES YOUR SLEEPING POSITION SAY ABOUT YOU?
MOST COMMON SLEEPING POSITIONS
Professor Chris ldzikowski. one of Britain’s leading sleep experts, has identified six different positions
Foetus 41% Curled up on the side + holding pillow
Log 14% Side with legs straight + arms down
Yearner 13% Side with legs straight + arms Out
Starfish 5% On their back with arms + legs Out
Soldier 8% On their back, legs straight + arms on side
Freefalter 7% Face up with head turned + arms on pillow
SLEEPING POSITIONS AND PERSONALITIES
Experts have discovered a direct link between people's favorite sleeping position and their personalities
The foetus sleepers are gruff people initially but with warm and open hearts. Appear tough but are sensitive to the core.
Takes a while to warm up but once he does you are more relaxed.
The log sleepers are very relaxed and sociable individuals.
The yearner sleepers are reserved which means they are open to new things but very suspicious and cynical people. Once they make up their minds, they stick to it.
The starfish sleepers tend to be very good listeners. Very friendly but don’t like to be the center of attention and prefer others to take the limelight.
The Soldier sleepers tend to be quiet and reserved. They set very high standards for themselves.
The freefaller sleepers tend to be very confident but have a very nervous personality. Respond badly to criticism. Very good at making quick decisions.
SLEEPING POSITIONS AND HEALTH
Idzikowski also believes that the awkward sleeping positions we get ourselves into, can have impact on our health - both good and bad.
One arm or leg sticking out from under the quilt is Britain’s favourite position, followed by both feet poking out the end.
Certain personality difficulties associated with the Freefall position, the position is good for digestion. Starfish and Soldiers are more Likely to have a bad night sleep and snore.
Prevents neck and back pain, reduces acid reflux, minimizes wrinkles, and helps maintain perky breasts. However, it is a bad position in terms of snoring.
Risk of snoring
High risk of snoring
Generally regarded as best for health. Steeping on the side prevents neck and back pain and also reduces snoring.
Most common position.
Neck and back pain.
Good overall position.
Keeps spine in a neutral format.
good position for the back disks, muscles and ligaments
Best for digestion as lying down flat means that stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth. However this is also the worst position due to a 90 degree neck angle.
Eases snoring, but bad for everything else. Puts pressure on joints and muscles, which can irritate nerves and lead to pain, numbness, and tingling.