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What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Are you one of the 8 percent who sleep lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides? Well hello, soldier. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like a fuss, but set high standards for themselves and others. The soldier style is more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night’s sleep.

The Freefaller
If you sleep on your stomach with your hands around the pillow and your head turned to one side, you sleep in the freefall position. You are probably often gregarious and brash, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don’t like criticism or extreme situations. Seven percent of sleepers assume this posture, which happens to be good for digestion.

The Starfish
About 5 percent choose to lay on their back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don’t like to be the center of attention. The starfish position is more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night’s sleep

What do you think? Are these researchers on to something? Leave a comment below.

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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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Just so awesomeeeee, thank you for sharing.

Sound advice, thanks.


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