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What Your Sleep Position Says About You

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The Fetus
This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41 percent of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position. Those who curl up in the fetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax.

The Log
Lying on your side with both arms down by your side is the sleep position favored by 14 percent of the people in the study. I’d adopt this position if it guaranteed sleeping like a log, but perhaps not at the risk of being naive. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.

The Yearner
13 percent of people sleep in the pose of the yearner–on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious and cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely to change it.

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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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Thank you for the info!

The baby put up a good case, but the bulldog was just not being very open-minded.


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