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Common Sleeping Position

If you are one of those people who think they change sleeping positions, that’s not likely to really be the case. Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, said research reveals that most people stay in the same position all night and only 5% lay differently every night. Also an interesting study showed only one tenth people cover their bodies entirely with a blanket, with most people exposing an arm, leg, or both feet.

Fetus position (or fetal position)

Curling up in a ball when sleeping. Over half of people in the study literally curl up into the fetal position when they hit the sheets. However this is a common position among the women. These people tend to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly. During waking hours they are very conscientious and like to over think their task and daily lives.


Log position

Sleeping straight in vertical line with both arms down. Around 15% people sleep in this way. It is considered as side sleeper. They are easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible. You like social works.



Yearner position

Sleeping by the sides but both arms out in front of the body. Around 13% sleepers sleep like this way. They are also side sleepers. They are open-minded and cynical suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.


Soldier position

Soldier position sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position. Study about this, 8% result show that the soldier position tend to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard.



Starfish position

Back sleeper. Sleepers lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow. These people are good listeners, helpful, and uncomfortable being the center of attention.




Freefall position

Stomach sleeper. Those people who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side (right or left). According to some studies, there is around 7% of the population sleep like that. They are brash, outgoing, and very uncomfortable with criticism.



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    Tory Rivera