Assume the position

January 31, 2013
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By: Ronald Leung


Sleeping positions often appear to be more of an unconscious choice of personal comfort, but novel research from Dr. Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, and Robert Phipps, a body language expert, suggests that this preference is actually a good indicator of your daytime personality.

Use this guide to decode your sleeping position to find out what it’s saying about you:

Position:  Lying curled up on one side with legs bent
Personality: Sleepers who prefer this position often show a tough exterior but are actually shy and sensitive within. They often take time to warm-up in new situations, but given the chance they’ll relax and become very sociable. They also stay organized but often over-think problems and worry excessively.

Position: Sleeping on your side with legs and arms straight
Personality: People who prefer this position are often quite social, fun to hang out with, and extremely trusting. This can turn against them sometimes, because they can be prone to being gullible. However, when they are determined, this type of sleeper can be stubborn and set in their ways.

Position: Sleeps on the side with both arms stretched in front
Personality: Often having open personalities, these sleepers are also susceptible to suspicion and cynicism. They also describe themselves as slow-decision makers and are indecisive, but will stick with their decision once they make them.

Position: Lying on your back with both arms at your sides
Personality: People who use this potion are often disciplined and follow schedules and plans very well. They also hold high expectations not only to others, but also themselves, and can be their own worst critic at times. They tend to be reserved and quiet.

Position: Sleeping on your stomach with the head turned to the side and arms curled up near your pillow
Personality: Sleepers who prefer this position are very open to their thoughts and feelings and can be both sociable and brash. Under the surface however they can be very sensitive and not very receptive to criticism.

Position: Lying on your back with legs sprawled and arms up near your head
Personality: Character traits for this position often prioritize friendships but don’t enjoy being in the centre of attention. They are often willing to listen to the problems of their friends and enjoy giving assistance to others. They can be too selfless at times however, and neglect their own needs and opportunities.


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