Sleeping positions refer to the various natural postures that our bodies take on when sleeping. Linked to our unique individual personality types, our sleep patterns and positions are often indicators that can provide insights into a person’s character. While humans engage in all of the assorted sleeping positions at one time or another, the position that feels most comfortable and natural to yourself may reveal a lot about your current health and psyche.
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The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs approaching the yearner position. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture, and may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. While it may seem like a fun and adventurous sleeping position, but may also be an indication of a nervous and anxious individual. The stomach sleep position is estimated to be the preferred sleeping posture for 16% of people.
Posture (General): Stomach
Posture (Detail): Head turned to side, arms and legs loose
Personality: Nervous, over-sensitive
Percentage Sleepers: 16%
Male and female Stomach Sleeping Position plan (King Size Bed), plan (outlines)
The Yearner Sleep Position is a side sleeping posture in which a person sleeps with their arms and legs stretched outward as if reaching for something. Sleeping in yearner position is often an indication of a personality that is open-minded, but cynical and suspicious. It is estimated that 13% of people sleep in the yearner sleep position.
Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Arms reaching to side
Personality: Inviting, open, cynical
Percentage Sleepers: 13%
Male and female Yearner Sleeping Position plan (King Size Bed), plan (outlines)
Assortment of women lying down as viewed from the side elevation. Poses and postures include variations of women lying on their back or lying on their side that may be useful for including in bedroom drawings or for relaxed outdoor settings such as a park.
The Starfish Sleep Position is a back sleeping posture in which a person sprawls opening on their back with arms above their head and legs stretched outwards. Sleeping in the starfish position is often performed by unique people that are carefree individuals and loyal and supportive friends to others. It is estimated that only 5% of people sleep in the starfish sleeping position.
Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Arms and legs stretched out
Personality: Supportive, loyal, unique
Percentage Sleepers: 5%
Male and female Starfish Sleeping Position plan (King Size Bed), plan (outlines)
The Soldier Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture where a person sleeps on their back with their arms directly at their sides—like a soldier. Sleeping in soldier position is often connected with individuals that are strong, silent, structured, and focused in their daily lives. It is estimated that only 8% of people sleep in the soldier sleep position.
Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Arms straight down to side
Personality: Strong, silent, focused
Percentage Sleepers: 8%
Male and female Soldier Sleeping Position plan (Queen Size Bed), plan (outlines)
Supine position is a medical position where the patient lays horizontally with face and body facing upwards at a 0° angle of incline. One of the most common medical positions, the supine position is typically used for surgery, while also being useful for treating irregular blood circulation, relaxing the abdomen, and for performing head and neck procedures. Pillows can be used for comfortably resting the head while keeping the neck in a neutral posture. Arms should be placed along the sides or bent towards the center of the body at a 90° angle.