The body language is a strong and powerful communication tool that can tell us a lot about our inner selves and things we are not aware of. Even when we are asleep, our body is sending a message, not only about our thoughts and personality but about our health too.
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, and usually, we have a favourite position, the one that makes us the most comfortable. Believe it or not, but the body language readers say that seemingly irrelevant detail will reveal the facts about how we feel, how we see our partner and our relationship, how introvert or extrovert we are, etc.
If you are intrigued by this, just keep reading and find out what your sleeping position says about you?
Sleep Positions and What They Mean
1. Fetal position
People who sleep like this are on their side, with legs highly curled up, and their shoulders and chest leaned towards them. It is one of the most popular, and many would agree, one of the best sleeping positions for a good night’s rest. It is a position we all once slept in – when we were in a womb, and it usually says that you have a tough exterior, but a sensitive and gentle soul that seeks for nurture and love. The fact that you unconsciously want to protect yourself points out how fragile and emotional you really are.
The statistics show that more than 40 percent of people sleep this way, and the experts say that it is a good position to spend the night in. According to them this way, our spine will be well aligned, we won’t be easily interrupted from sleep by snoring or sleep apnea, and we will have excellent and consistent support. This is also the only recommendable position for pregnant women since it is known that it improves circulation and lowers the risk of SIDS.
2. Skydiver position
Skydiver sleepers sleep on their stomach, their head is placed on one side, and their arms are wrapped around a pillow. The interpretation of the connection between sleep positions and personality showed us that these people are very fun, playful, and open to others. Usually, they say what they mean and want without hesitation, and their character is very transparent. But despite all that, they might be very anxious and in need to have full control over their lives.
When it comes to the matter of health, this is one of the worst positions you can sleep in because it increases the risk of back and neck pain, and it can block your airways so you won’t be able to breathe normally, in full capacity. But, if you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, this is a great way to spend the night in.
3. Shooting star position
If you like to lie on your back, with your legs totally stretched out and your arms raised above your head, you are a shooting star sleeper. This position is also called starfish because you will probably look like one when you sleep like this. It is a very rare sleeping style that points to the unique kind of people. They are unconventional, supportive, extremely loyal friends and partners who put their relationship as a number one priority.
Sleeping this way can be pretty bad for you though, because it will increase the risk of sleep apnea and snoring, but if you have problems with acid reflux it will help you to get it under control. Some people may experience some lower back pain when sleeping like this, but there is a trick that can be helpful. All you have to do is to put a pillow or rolled-up blanket under your knees, and your whole body will be appropriately aligned.
4. Sleepy soldier position
This is another back sleeping position where your legs are stretched out, and your arms are next to your body. It actually looks like you are standing, just like a sleepy soldier. The body language readers say that these people are very stable, strong, and focused individuals who are not inclined to making unnecessary drama. They have very high expectations of life, themselves, and all others around them, which can be sometimes exhausting.
If you don’t use many pillows and you like sleeping like this, you won’t have problems with your back or neck, but you may snore a lot. Your weight will be equally distributed over the mattress, so you won’t feel pain or soreness in shoulders or hips, and your spine will be in a proper position. So, all things considered, this stiff way of sleeping has a lot of benefits.
5. Log position
Log position includes sleeper who is on its side, with legs extended straight and arms next to the body. This is the second most popular sleep position, right after fetus one. Now, although this way of positioning the body may indicate that the individual is all stiff and cold, it’s quite the opposite. These kinds of people are very easygoing, social, and fun. They seem to prefer hanging out with interesting and smart personas, but they will know how to talk and approach almost anyone.
When it comes to health, this position is very good for your neck and back, because it will keep them aligned and steady, and every potential sign of discomfort can be solved by using a pillow or two under your knees, near your chest or under your head. It may happen you experience some numbness in the arm that’s under your body, but the right and soft mattress will solve that immediately.
6. Dreamer position
The dreamer position is practically the same as the log, but the difference is that people are laying on their side, with their arms in front of them, not next to their body. Some say that they look like mummies in their sleep. These not so rare persons are pretty open and inviting. But only if we are talking about superficial acquaintances. When it comes to true friendship, they can be very suspicious. They might need some time to make certain decisions, but once they do nothing can stop them on their mission to accomplish that.
It is also, like the previous one, a good position for neck and back since you won’t experience any pain in these areas, but your limb may be numb when you wake up in the morning. Since you will be on your side snoring won’t be a problem, and your circulation will be just fine.
What does your sleeping position with a partner say about your relationship?
According to a complex study, the way two people who are in a relationship sleep says a lot about their connection. For example, spoon position can mean that there is a strong intimacy and trust between a couple, while the loose spoon says they are confident about themselves and their relationship. The back kissers are comfortable and relaxed with one another, while the leg hug position points one of them craves for emotional or sexual connection.
What does it mean when you hug a pillow when you sleep?
Hugging a pillow during the night can be very good for your body because it can keep it aligned. It also can relieve you from pressure at some points and help you get a good night’s rest. But also, there is that instant comforting effect after we hug the soft pillow, and many people need that sensation in order to relax. It can create a sense of peace.
Why do I sleep better with someone else in bed?
Although sleeping with some person for the first time can be very uncomfortable and stressful, very quickly it can become the thing you actually need, in the truest sense of the word. That’s because of the chemistry because this seemingly small change can enhance the excretion of oxytocin, mostly known as a love hormone that can ease down the anxiety.
You may not believe it, but there is definitely something in this topic that’s intriguing. Many people confirmed that the explanation of what their sleeping position means and what it says about them and their way of life is absolutely true. So don’t be a skeptic. Embrace the fact that body language is based on our conscious and unconscious movement that very precisely communicates with our feelings and the way we think. It is actually quite entertaining getting to know how something so simple like the way we are laying in our bad affects our everyday life and speaks about our character.