Reviewed by Andrew Seibert on December 08, 2011
Chris Idzikowski, PhD, director, Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, London; author, Learn to Sleep Well.
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Narrator: Could there be a relationship between sleep position and your personality? A recent study by a British sleep expert suggest that our bodies could be saying something about us even when we are asleep. Professor Chris Itzikawski interviewed 1,000 men and women and found a correlation between their personalities and sleeping positions. The study found the 6 most common sleep positions are Fetal, Log, Yearner, Soldier, Free Faller, and Starfish It was determined that 41% of the people interviewed slept in the Fetal position. Fetal sleepers were described as being tough on the outside but sensitive at heart, shy initially but quick to relax. 15% of those interviewed sleep like a log. People who sleep on their sides like a log were often described as easy going and sociable, generally trusting of strangers, but sometimes gullible. Sleeping with arms out stretched, Yearners, who made up 13% of the population studied were reported to have an open nature, but can be suspicious and cynical, slow to reach decisions, and reluctant to change their minds. Soldiers, weighing in at 8%, tended to be quiet and reserved, and don't like a fuss. They set high standards for them selves and others 7% of sleepers known as Freefaller were characterized as brash and gregarious on the exterior but thin skinned. Their outward confidence masked a personality that responded badly to criticism. 5% of people that sleep on their back with arms above their head, known as Starfish sleepers, make good friends, because they ready to listen and offer help, these were unassuming people and happiest out of the spotlight. Whatever your sleep position or personality one thing is certain, improper sleep can lead to serious health issues. Find out more now. Get the bottom line all the time right here on WebMD.com.