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    BBC NEWS | Health | Sleep position gives personality clue
    If you want an insight into somebody's true personality, then try to catch a glimpse of the way they sleep.

    Scientists believe the position in which a person goes to sleep provides an important clue about the kind of person they are.

    Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has analysed six common sleeping positions - and found that each is linked to a particular personality type.

    "We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us."

    Percentages correspond to the percent of participants who sleep in the indicated positions.

    I think I, generally, sleep in the fetal position, but sometimes I'm in the yearner position. If I don't have an extra pillow, I'll sometimes stick a hand in between my knees.

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    Bummer, they don't even have my sleep position on here.
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    I tend to vary between foetal, log, yearner, freefaller, and vampire (on my back, hands crossed over my chest/stomach)

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    •The yearner (13%): People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.

    •Soldier (8%): Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.

    That depends on what I had to eat that night.

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    I sometimes sleep like the freefaller except on my left side with my right leg pulled up to my right side such that my stomach rests on the mattress. Usually the left leg also bends slightly. No idea where my arms go.

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    Freefaller is the only position I can sleep in. All the other ones, I have breathing problems with...I basically stop breathing.

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    I used to sleep like that. Then I flipped over, and now I'm a starfish. lol I can't sleep on my stomach any more. I guess I'm not used to it, so it gives me a crink in my neck.
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    When I go to sleep, its almost always in the freefaller position. Anything else feels uncomfortable and unnatural. However when I wake up I'll often find myself in a completely different position, usually foetus, log, or soldier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    freefaller, fetal, or 1/2 way between freefaller and fetal (one leg bent up.)
    Let me guess, right leg?
    That would be how my brother in law, ISTj, sleeps also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa33 View Post
    Let me guess, right leg?
    That would be how my brother in law, ISTj, sleeps also.
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    Starfish (5%): Lying on your 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 centre of attention.

    Soldier (8%): Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.

    Actually half soldier, half starfish. One arm up, one arm down. Then I tilt to the side to keep from snoring because it wakes me up.
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    I can't fall asleep unless I'm in the soldier position. Sometimes I'll go fetal but that's usually when I'm starting to wake up in the morning but don't really want to get up.
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    i sleep like a mummy on it's stomach. sometimes if imy hands are arent in the right position i'll bruise my ribs
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    Quote Originally Posted by heath View Post
    i sleep like a mummy on it's stomach. sometimes if imy hands are arent in the right position i'll bruise my ribs
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    I sleep with my hand on my dick.

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    I don't want to know where the other hand is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctures View Post
    Life is a dangerous game for you isn't it?
    LOL :]
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    The log position doesn't look particularly comfortable, I'd imagine you'd wake up with zombie arm
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    This is crappy research.

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    Soldier (8%): Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.

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    lol @ Log sleepers
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    "Lying down flat means that stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth..."
    "Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast."

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    Quote Originally Posted by electric sheep View Post
    Actually half soldier, half starfish. One arm up, one arm down.
    hey me too
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    Quote Originally Posted by electric sheep View Post
    Actually half soldier
    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
    hey me too

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    Freefall (7%): Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations.

    one time an ISFj girlfriend of mine got pissed off that I slept this way, she wanted me to sleep like either a yearner or fetus and i couldn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by heath View Post
    OH GOD THE EVIDENCE, IT'S LIKE A MOUNTAN
    lolololo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absurd View Post
    ..
    "Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    freefaller, fetal, or 1/2 way between freefaller and fetal (one leg bent up.)

    exactly, me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    exactly, me too.
    same...
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    Ahhh the ISTjs are multiplying as we speak!
    "Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    Well, I think it's pretty clear that Blaze, FDG and I all have the same personality. Haven't you noticed?
    Not until now, Diana! I should have been prepared for this revelation from the thread title!
    "Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast."

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    So approximately 41% of people are tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. Right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    So approximately 41% of people are tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. Right.
    I hope you're jotting this stuff down in your green notebook, Brian!
    "Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast."

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    Freefaller, sometimes soldier if I'm on a smaller bed.

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    I sleep on my side with my legs in a scissor pattern, one or both arms under the pillow.

    I'm like a combination between freefaller and yearner.

    I do however do the fetal alot especially if the bed is short or if its cold at the base of the covers and I need to curl up to preserve body heat at my feet.

    I do the soldier when I sleep with other people in the room.

    If I'm just being natural though its probably like the freefaller and yearner.

    I never do the starfish

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