Two people on a King Size Bed in the Starfish Sleeping Position

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.

Drawing of a Queen Bed with a man and woman in Fetal Sleeping Positions
Fetal Sleep Position

Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Knees curled toward chest (tight)
Personality: Shy, sensitive
Percentage Sleepers: 41%

Two people in Semi-Fetal Sleeping Positions on a Queen Size Bed
Semi-Fetal Sleep Position

Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Knees curled toward chest (loose)
Personality: Comfortable, calm
Percentage Sleepers: 60% (Side)

Drawing of a woman and man laying on a Queen Bed in Back Sleeping Position
Back Sleeping Position

Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Supine, straight back, neutral spine and neck
Personality: Healthy body, workaholic, entrepreneurial
Percentage Sleepers: 14%

Drawing of two people in Soldier Sleeping Position on a Queen Bed
Soldier Sleeping Position

Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Arms straight down to side
Personality: Strong, silent, focused
Percentage Sleepers: 8%

Illustration of two people in the Log Sleeping Position on a Queen Size Bed
Log Sleeping Position

Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Arms and legs straight
Personality: Sociable, trusting
Percentage Sleepers: 15%

Illustration of a man and woman on a King Bed in Stomach Sleeping Positions
Stomach Sleeping Position

Posture (General): Stomach
Posture (Detail): Head turned to side, arms and legs loose
Personality: Nervous, over-sensitive
Percentage Sleepers: 16%

Illustration of two people sleeping in Yearner Sleeping Positions on a King Bed
Yearner Sleeping Position

Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Arms reaching to side
Personality: Inviting, open, cynical
Percentage Sleepers: 13%

Drawing of two people in Freefall Sleeping Positions on a King Size Bed
Freefall Sleeping Position

Posture (General): Stomach
Posture (Detail): Hands above near pillow
Personality: Free, sociable, brash
Percentage Sleepers: 7%

Drawing of a man and woman in a King Size Bed in Starfish Sleeping Positions
Starfish Sleep Position

Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Arms and legs stretched out
Personality: Supportive, loyal, unique
Percentage Sleepers: 5%