Just as the way you sit or stand when you’re talking to someone can give signs about your feelings and thoughts, there are some body language experts who claim that the way you sleep can betray feelings about your current outlook on life, how stressful your day was, and how much you worry. It is also claimed that your sleeping position can even identify character traits such as shyness, bossiness, and gullibility. We took a look at the four most common sleeping positions, and found out what they might be saying about us.
Foetal sleeping position
This is one of the most common sleeping positions for adults, and involves curling up on your side with the knees bent. Sleepers in this position are said to be returning to their comfort zone, and deal with the day’s problems by compartmentalising and organising them while they sleep. It is also said that people who spend the night in this position are generally quite shy, and may take a long time to warm up to new people. The foetal sleeper runs the risk of becoming stuck in their comfort zone, and should make the effort to seek out new challenges.
Log sleeping position
This position involves lying on your side with straight legs and your arms at your sides – sleeping like a log. This rigid style is said to reflect the inflexibility of the sleeper’s thoughts, and identify them as stubborn and bossy. They can wake up feeling stiff and tense, adding to their stiff and unyielding nature. These people need to relax more, both at night, and with regard to their daily lives, to allow themselves to reach new goals and rise to new challenges.
Yearner sleeping position
The yearner lies on their side with arms outstretched in front, as if chasing something. This position is said to denote a person who reaches out and grabs life’s opportunities, making the most of new and exciting challenges. However they can be overly self-critical and sometimes waste time and energy chasing unfulfilling opportunities. The yearner should be mindful of their goals and review where they are going- as well as where they have come from – in order to make the best decisions.
Freefaller sleeping position
Lying on their stomachs, arms up near their heads, the freefaller is said to be sensitive to criticism, and generally feel like they are not in control of their lives. They practically grip on to the pillow for comfort as life happens around them, just hanging on for the ride. The anxieties they feel also tend to roll on from one day to the next, making it difficult to face new problems, so it’s important for the freefaller to learn to take things one step at a time.