What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Personality
You know how in the movies when the leading lady is shown sleeping in bed or waking up from what appears to be the best nap of her life and she’s adorably on her side, with her hands slightly tucked under her face? Yeah, that’s not me. My perfect sleeping position is on my stomach, with a pillow between my head and right arm and my left arm is positioned over the blanket so it’s not too hot. And when I wake up in the morning, more often than not, it’s a variation of that position but perpendicular to my bed. What does that say about me?
According to research published in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology, we spend about one-third of our lives asleep so it makes sense that our tulog styles can reveal some parts of our personalities. But like humans, the meanings of our preferred positions vary depending on culture. Professor Chris Idzikowski told BBC News that he has analyzed six sleeping positions—and each one is linked to a specific personality; Reader’s Digest and Bustle have quoted his work, too. Read on if you want to know what your preferred sleeping position says about your personality.
The Meaning of Sleep Positions
The Meaning of Sleep Positions: The Fetus
People who curl up into a fetal position tend to portray themselves as being tough on the outside—but they’re actually super sensitive deep down. This is apparently the most common sleeping position—especially for women. Bustle quotes Idzikowski, “Associated traits include a soft interior which is camouflaged by a tough exterior, shy but warm, conscientious, organized and ready to face the day.”
The Meaning of Sleep Positions: Log
As the name suggests, these are people who prefer to sleep on your side with both arms down. Traits associated with this position are: easy-going and sociable! The downside, however, is that these people might be a little gullible and trusting of strangers.
The Meaning of Sleep Positions: The Yearner
Another one for side sleepers: Do you sleep on your side with your arms sort of extended in front of you, almost like you’re asking for a hug? That’s because of your open nature. It’s a little complicated, though, because you also have a suspicious side. According to Idzikowski, people who sleep this way take their time to make a decision, but when they do, it’s unlikely that they’ll change their minds.
The Meaning of Sleep Positions: The Soldier
If you prefer to sleep on your back with your arms pinned to the side, you tend to be more reserved than most. They also have very high expectations—of themselves and of others. Apparently, soldiers are also more likely to snore. Does this sound like you?
The Meaning of Sleep Positions: Starfish
This position also involves sleeping on your back, but with your arms over your head. You typically don’t like being the center of attention. You’re also a good listener and have a lot of friends because you’re always willing to help.
The Meaning of Sleep Positions: Freefall
Freefallers are people who sleep on their stomachs—usually with your head turned to the side and your arms are under or around the pillow. These people tend to be outgoing but also brash. Plus, they usually experience anxiety under extreme situations.
Of course, this is just a guide. There are many other variations of these existing sleeping positions. For instance, there’s the “thinker,” which is when you sleep on your side with a hand tucked under your chin. According to Bustle, this means you’re kind of an “emotional rollercoaster.” There’s also the “heron sleeper”—someone who just jumps in bed like a clumsy bird. These people are supposedly moody and unpredictable. If you sleep with a partner, you might be a “spooner.” As romantic as this sounds, apparently, it leads to more disturbances at night, which means you don’t sleep as soundly as someone who goes to bed alone.
In general, it’s important to know that research involving sleep positions are mostly self-reported, so take this information with a grain of salt. It’s also possible that you switch between positions throughout the night without even knowing it—so you could be one of these things or none of them!
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!