Six sleep positions decoded

A recent study conducted by Dr. Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Center and author of Learn to Sleep Well, and his team noted that when over 1,000 adults were surveyed, there appeared to be a possible correlation between a subject’s sleeping position and aspects of their daytime personality.

So what does your favorite sleep position say about you?


Fetal The Fetal Position: lying curled on one side with legs bent. According to the study, those who preferred this position are described as presenting a tough exterior, but are often shy and sensitive under the surface. They also may take some time to warm up to new people, but ultimately relax and become more social.

Log The Log Position: lying on your side with legs straight and both arms resting at your sides. People who chose this nighttime sleep stance were reported to be social, easy-going and trusting in their daily lives, though sometimes prone to gullibility.

Yearner The Yearner Position: sleeping on their side with both arms stretched out in front of them. People who chose this as their favored sleep position, and identified themselves as having open personalities, but were sometimes prone to suspicion and cynicism. Yearners are also described as slow decision makers, but once the choice is made they stick to it.

Soldier The Soldier Position: lying on your back with both arms straight at your sides. Character traits for those who prefer this position reflect their disciplined namesake, with sleepers identifying themselves as people who set high expectations for themselves and others, and exhibit a quiet and reserved nature.

Freefall The Freefall Position: sleeping on their stomachs with heads turned to the side and arms curled near their pillow. People who chose it identified as being sociable and brash, though inwardly nervous and often sensitive to criticism.

Starfish The Starfish Position: liying on their backs with legs sprawled and arms stretched up near the head, and were reported to make friendship a priority. They dislike being the center of attention, instead offering to listen to the problems of others and go out of their way to offer assistance to those in need.



conduct   هدایت کردن

adults   بزرگسالان

survey   بررسی کردن

appear   به نظر رسیدن

correlation   ارتباط

sleeping position   وضعیت و شکل خوابیدن

personality   شخصیت

lying   دراز کشیدن

curled   خمیده به سمیده داخل

bent   خمیده

prefer   ترجیح دادن

tough exterior   ظاهر بیرون سخت و محکم

shy   خجالتی

sensitive   حساس

ultimately   در نهایت

social   اجتماعی

straight   راست

easy-going   اسان گیر

prone   مستعد

gullibility   زود باوری

suspicion   سوء ظن

cynicism   بدبینی

decision   تصمیم

high expectations   انتظارات بالا

exhibit   نشان دادن

reserved   کم حرف

brash   بی پروا

inwardly   در باطن

nervous   عصبی

criticism   انتقاد

make friendship   دوست شدن

priority   الویت

centre of attention   مرکز توجه

assistance   کمک



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