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By John Broetje | Blog | Apr 13, 2018
When talking with a friend, do you stand with your arms straight by your side or with them crossed in front of your chest? Do you cock your head when listening or lean in or away? What about when you sleep? Do you spread out like a snow angel or curl up in a tiny ball?
Experts say that 55% of non-verbal communication, or the signals you send to another person about your personality, how you think and what you mean by your words, can be found in your body language (the signs you send with your body when you interact with others). The same can be true for your sleep position. How you position yourself in bed while you’re sleeping—with or without a partner—can speak volumes about who you are when you’re awake.
Below are some of the most common sleep positions. See if you can find yours and learn what your sleep style says about you!
THE LITTLE BALL — You probably call this position the fetal position. You’re curled up on your side, knees tucked into your chest, elbows bent and close. Sleeping like a ball is one of the most common positions, and more women than men favour it when snoozing. According to BetterSleep.org, people who sleep in the position have higher levels of education.
THE CRAVER — You sleep on your side, with your arms out front like you’re reaching or wishing for something. What are you missing in you waking life that you spend your nights searching for?
THE FLAGPOLE — You lie on one side or the other, with your arms by your side, close to your body.
THE PILLAR — You’re most comfortable flat on your back with your arms by your side.
THE CRAZY CRUNCHER — You’re happiest on your tummy, head turned to the side, legs splayed in any direction, with your arms wrapped around your pillow. When you get it right, it feels so good.
THE SNOW ANGEL—This sleep position looks exactly how it sounds. You sure like to stretch out, and you’ve got your arms and legs spread wide, pretty much taking up the entire bed.
THE SUNBATHER—If you sleep flat on your back with your arms splayed above your head or clasped under your head, then you’re a sunbather.
THE CUDDLER—Whether you’re hugging a stuffed animal, your pet, your partner, or your pillow, you like the security of snuggling up.
Do you see your sleep position here or are you a Freestyler and change your position depending on the night? Do you think your personality and sleep position are the perfect match?
Thank you to our friends at Restonic for proving the above article.
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