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Your sleeping position can tell you a lot about your personality.

It’s science.

By: Nicole Weaver for

When you pick a position to fall asleep in you probably think that it’s just about what’s comfortable for your body, but science says it might have more to do with your personality. Research shows that how you sleep physically has ties to your personality, mental and physical status. The study looked into six different sleep positions found that each are linked to different personality types.

1. The Foetal Position.

This position is when you curl up like a foetus would in the womb. A study found that this means you put on a tough exterior but you’re really a softy deep down inside. This is actually the most common position with 41 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed claiming that this is how they normally sleep.

The Foetal Position.

2. The Log Position.

This is when you lie on your side and have your arms parallel to your torso and legs. People who tend to fall asleep in this position are easygoing, sociable, and are usually in the popular crowd. They are, however, gullible. Sounds like Karen from Mean Girls!

The Log Position.

3. The Yearner.

If you yearn to lie on your side and have your arms in front of you, then you're less gullible and more cynical. These people are also more suspicious of others.

The Yearner.

4. The Starfish Position.

If you sleep on your back with your arms up and around your pillow, then you make a good friend. This is because you're a great listener and always up to giving a hand when someone is in need.

The Starfish Position.

5. The Soldier.

This is when you sleep on your back with both arms pinned to your sides, which means you're generally quiet and reserved. You hold yourself to high standards but you're not about drama.

The Soldier.

6. Freefall.

People who lie on their stomach with their hands around the pillow and head turned to one side tend to be brash. They are also described as gregarious, nervy and not able to take criticism or intense situations.


What's your favourite sleeping position? 

While we are on the topic of sleeping... Watching a sleeping baby is adorable. Watching a sleeping dog is adorable. Put them together, and you've got yourself the mothership of 'adorableness.'

This post originally appeared on Your Tango: "What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Personality."

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