Sleeping posture holds clues to your personality: study

Last Updated 19 October 2012, 16:28 IST

Your sleeping position can explain a lot about your personality, experts claim.
Robert Phipps, UK’s leading body language expert in a survey has identified four basic sleeping positions and said the foetal is by far the most common.

Almost 58 per cent in the UK adopt the foetal position and sleep with knees up and head down. The position is favoured by people who worry too much.

“The more we curl up, the more comfort we’re seeking,” Phipps said. The second most common position is the log with 28 per cent Britons favouring it, the Daily Mail reported.

A straight body, with arms and legs by the side, apparently indicates stubbornness and they can wake up stiffer than when they went to sleep, Phipps said.

Around 25 per cent prefer the yearner position – arms stretched out in front – either chasing a dream or being chased.

Yearners are their own worst critics always expecting great results. They wake up eager to face the challenges of the day, Phipps said. Freefallers - face down, arms outstretched - make up 17 per cent and feel they have little control over their life.

Physically this is the least comfortable position. The survey asked people to record their most common sleeping positions, with some naming more than one.

“A good night’s sleep sets you up for the following day and our sleeping positions can determine how we feel when we wake,” he said.

(Published 19 October 2012, 16:28 IST)

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