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Sleep Quiz: What personality traits does your sleep position reveal?

by | Nov 5, 2018 | Sleep Hacks

Yep, you read that right. It’s sleep quiz time!

British sleep expert, Dr. Chris Idzikowski, found that the position you sleep in can share traits about your personality. Considering we spend one-third of our life sleeping it makes sense that our sleeping body language shares an insight into who we are.

“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 Dr. Chris Idzikowki.

As recognized by Dr. Idzikowki, there are 6 main sleeping positions that share an insight into different personality traits.

Let’s find out what these sleep positions are and what they reveal about your personality.

What’s your favorite sleep position?

1. The Log


People who sleep in the log position sleep on their side with their arms and legs by their side. About fifteen percent of people prefer this position. What does this reveal about their personalities?

Personality traits:

  • Outgoing, enjoy being the life of the party
  • Easy going
  • Down to earth
  • Social butterflies

Log sleepers thrive in social situations and love to be surrounded by family and friends.

2. The Fetal

Fetal Sleeping Position

This is the most popular sleep position. Forty-one percent of people say they sleep on their side with their legs curled up towards their chest.

Personality traits:

  • Sensitive
  • Shy
  • Great at handling criticism

People who sleep in the fetal position may come across as shy, but very quickly will come out of their shell.

3. The Starfish

The Starfish Sleeping Position

Only five percent of people sleep in the starfish position, which is on their back with both arms and legs outstretched.

Personality traits:

  • Loyal friends
  • Listeners
  • Wallflowers

People who sleep in the starfish position are loyal friends, they’re always around loved ones and try to avoid being the center of attention.

4. The Yearner

The Yearner Sleeping Position

Thirteen percent of people sleep in the yearner position where they’re on their side with their arms outstretched as if they’re reaching for something.

Personality Traits:

  • Loves to talk
  • Open natured
  • Indecisive

People who sleep in the Yearner position tend to be extroverted and can easily take hold of a conversation. They tend to be indecisive but once they make a decision, they stick with it.

5. The Free Fall

The Freefall Sleeping Position

Seven percent of people sleep in the free faller position, on their stomach with their arms stretched out around their pillow.

Personality Traits:

  • Outgoing
  • Likes comfort
  • Doesn’t take criticism well

Free fallers tend to be outgoing and extroverted but their loudness and assertiveness can sometimes be misjudged as a bit brash. They love to have company but tend to try to avoid stepping too far out of their comfort zone. They enjoy conversation but struggle with accepting criticism.  

6. The Soldier

The Soldier Sleeping Position

Eight percent of people sleep in the soldier position on their back with their arms and legs pinned to their sides.

Personality Traits:

  • Quiet
  • Reserved
  • Easy going

People who sleep in the Soldier position tend to be easy going, quiet and reserved. They’re loyal friends and hold high standards for themselves and their loved ones.

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Which one are you?

Does your sleep position match your personality? We’d love to find out your results so feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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