Sleeping Positions

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.

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Fetal Sleep Position
Drawing of a Queen Bed with a man and woman in Fetal Sleeping Positions
The Fetal Position is a side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are curled inward toward their chest as if they were a baby in the womb. A comfortable and natural position for the spine, the fetal position is preferred by 41% of sleepers and is often favored by shy and sensitive people.
The Fetal Position is a side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are curled inward toward their chest as if they were a baby in the womb. A comfortable and natural position for the spine, the fetal position is preferred by 41% of sleepers and is often favored by shy and sensitive people.
Fetal Sleep Position

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

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Semi-Fetal Sleep Position
Two people in Semi-Fetal Sleeping Positions on a Queen Size Bed
The Semi-Fetal Position is a common side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are casually curled inward toward the chest without being fully curled into the fetal position. A natural posture, the semi-fetal position is preferred by 19% of people and often associated with calm and comfort.
The Semi-Fetal Position is a common side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are casually curled inward toward the chest without being fully curled into the fetal position. A natural posture, the semi-fetal position is preferred by 19% of people and often associated with calm and comfort.
Semi-Fetal Sleep Position

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Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Knees curled toward chest (loose)
Personality: Comfortable, calm
Percentage Sleepers: 19% Semi-fetal, 60% Side (General)

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Back Sleeping Position
Drawing of a woman and man laying on a Queen Bed in Back Sleeping Position
The Back Sleep Position is a posture in which a person sleeps directly on their back with a casual placement of their arms. The back posture is often associated with healthy bodied people that may have workaholic or entrepreneurial traits. It is estimated that 14% of people sleep on their backs.
The Back Sleep Position is a posture in which a person sleeps directly on their back with a casual placement of their arms. The back posture is often associated with healthy bodied people that may have workaholic or entrepreneurial traits. It is estimated that 14% of people sleep on their backs.
Back Sleeping Position

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

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Soldier Sleeping Position
Drawing of two people in Soldier Sleeping Position on a Queen Bed
The Soldier Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture where a person sleeps on their back with their arms directly at their sides. Sleeping in soldier position is preferred by 8% of people and often linked with individuals that are strong, silent, structured, and focused in their daily lives.
The Soldier Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture where a person sleeps on their back with their arms directly at their sides. Sleeping in soldier position is preferred by 8% of people and often linked with individuals that are strong, silent, structured, and focused in their daily lives.
Soldier Sleeping Position

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

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Log Sleeping Position
Illustration of two people in the Log Sleeping Position on a Queen Size Bed
The Log Sleep Position is a sleeping posture in which a person sleeps on their side with straight arms and legs. Though the log sleeping position seems like a very stiff posture, the personalities of the 15% of people that favor log position are often sociable, trusting, friendly, and trusting.
The Log Sleep Position is a sleeping posture in which a person sleeps on their side with straight arms and legs. Though the log sleeping position seems like a very stiff posture, the personalities of the 15% of people that favor log position are often sociable, trusting, friendly, and trusting.
Log Sleeping Position

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

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Stomach Sleeping Position
Illustration of a man and woman on a King Bed in Stomach Sleeping Positions
The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs outstretched. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture that may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. 16% of people sleep on their stomach.
The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs outstretched. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture that may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. 16% of people sleep on their stomach.
Stomach Sleeping Position

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

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Yearner Sleeping Position
Illustration of two people sleeping in Yearner Sleeping Positions on a King Bed
The Yearner Sleep Position is a side posture in which a person sleeps with their arms and legs reaching outward. Sleeping in yearner position is often an indication of a personality that is open-minded, but suspicious. It is estimated that 13% of people sleep in the yearner position.
The Yearner Sleep Position is a side posture in which a person sleeps with their arms and legs reaching outward. Sleeping in yearner position is often an indication of a personality that is open-minded, but suspicious. It is estimated that 13% of people sleep in the yearner position.
Yearner Sleeping Position

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

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Freefall Sleeping Position
Drawing of two people in Freefall Sleeping Positions on a King Size Bed
The Freefall Sleep Position is a stomach sleeping posture in which a person lays with their arms lifted above and wrapped around their pillow. The freefall position is often associated with bold and sociable people. It is estimated that only 7% of people sleep in the freefall sleeping position.

The Freefall Sleep Position is a stomach sleeping posture in which a person lays with their arms lifted above and wrapped around their pillow. The freefall position is often associated with bold and sociable people. It is estimated that only 7% of people sleep in the freefall sleeping position.

Freefall Sleeping Position

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

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Starfish Sleep Position
Drawing of a man and woman in a King Size Bed in Starfish Sleeping Positions
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 carefree and friendly individuals that account for 5% of sleepers.
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 carefree and friendly individuals that account for 5% of sleepers.
Starfish Sleep Position

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

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