People with the same sleeping position have similar personality characteristics.

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Not everything is needed a thought. You probably don’t notice your sleeping positions.  Like breathing, sleeping is a mandatory physiological habit that you just do.

But we observe other people sleep, right? That is for the sole reason of it being fun. You poke someone with something, then he grunts but you continue the poking and chuckle. Other times you take a picture of a person sleeping, idiotic looking, and showed it to everybody.

You should think about your own sleeping position. The study of Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service in UK, found that these positions can give a hint of a person’s personality, alongside the health concern.

Here’s the meaning of the most popular sleeping positions, directly taken from BBC Health and Men’s Health:

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The Foetus: 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. Sleeping on your left side can cause stress on your vital organs (liver, stomach, lungs).

Log: 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.

The yearner: 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: People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards. Research shows that sleeping on your back may lead to snoring, trouble breathing, and an overall bad night’s sleep.

Freefall: Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don’t like criticism, or extreme situations. Lying face down is good for digestion.

Starfish: 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. Like the soldier, starfish sleepers are more likely to snore and have breathing problems while they sleep, resulting in a less refreshing night’s sleep.

Do you agree with what your sleeping position says about you?

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Sleep position gives personality clue; BBC News
Sleep Health: Men’s Health Spotlight; Men’s Health