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What Your Sleep Position Says About You

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What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Starfish? Soldier? Yearner? How do you sleep? I fall firmly into the Fetus category of sleeping positions–curled up on my side–which, according to researchers at the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, suggests that I am a tough cookie with a sensitive heart. (And yes, it’s true…underneath it all I am a big mush.)

Sleep scientists believe the position in which a person sleeps offers important clues about their personality. Director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, Professor Chris Idzikowski, analyzed six common sleeping positions and found that each is associated with particular personality traits.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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5:45AM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

Interesting - thanks!

1:27AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

Interesting, thanks for sharing :)

11:26AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

More B/S than a scientific explanation. Sleep on it, lightly.

6:08AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Individual character

1:45AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Once again, it's not only my thoughts and my life - but even my sleep patterns reflect my individuality. I'm not on here.....
Thankfully, my dreams are most entertaining!

2:40PM PDT on Jun 28, 2014

That you are asleep!!!!

10:07PM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Interesting. Makes you self-aware. Thanks.

10:07PM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Interesting. Makes you self-aware. Thanks.

10:28AM PDT on May 1, 2014

Good to known

9:46PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

very informative

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