Are you a back person, stomach person or side person at night and if side, is that with arms down or up? No, I am not referring to positions described in the Kama Sutra.

Click Read the rest for more ….Fetus Position ;Log Position;Yearner Position;Freefall Position …to reveal your trueself…..

Professor and sleep expert Chris Idzikowski found a correlation between six of the most common sleeping positions and the personality traits of the sleepers themselves. It seems the position you prefer to sleep in is a type of subconscious language which reflects your inner traits. Idzikowski’s findings came about as a result of a study he was commissioned to do by a large hotel group.

“We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us, said Idzikowski. “What’s interesting is that the profile behind the posture is often very different from what we would expect.”

One thousand people took part in the good professor’s survey. Here are his findings:

1)Fetus Position: Curled up on the side holding a pillow. The most popular position and favored by 41%. Among women, it was the preferred position by 51% and more than twice as many women as men adopt this position. People who sleep in this position tend to be tough on the outside but a sensitive softie inside. They also tend to be initially shy when meeting someone for the first time but very soon they relax.

2)Log Position: Lying on side with both arms down by your side and legs outstretched. Favored by 15%. These sleepers tend to be easy going, trusting of strangers and social. They also may be gullible.

3)Yearner Position: Sleep on side with both arms outstretched in front. Favored by 13%. These people tend to be slow when it comes to making decisions but once they have, they are unlikely to change their mind.

4)Soldier Position: Lying on back with both arms pinned to sides. Favored by 8%. These people tend to be quiet and reserved. They are not fussy but also set high standards for both themselves and others.

5)Freefall Position: Lying on stomach with hands around the pillow. Favored by 7%. These people are likely to be gregarious and brash. Beneath that exterior, they inwardly nervous and not likely to take criticism well.

6)Starfish Position: Lying on back with both arms around the pillow. Favored by 5%. These sleepers are always ready to listen to others and offer a helping hand when needed. They prefer not to be the center of attention.

The rest of those polled in the study said either their sleep positions varied or they did not know what position they slept in.

The professor also said certain sleep positions were more favorable to health. Freefall is good for digestion while snoring and a bad night’s sleep were likely to happen in the starfish and soldier positions.

“Lying down flat means that stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth, while those who lie on their back may end up snoring and breathing less well during the night, he explained. “Both these postures may not necessarily awaken the sleeper but could cause a less refreshing night’s sleep.”

I happen to be a soldier position sleeper and the personality description is fairly accurate.

Another link to this story is at the BBC page here where you will find an image illustrating the different positions.