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Sleeping positions can tell a lot about the personality of the person who takes them. Identify yours and find out what it means from a psychological point of view.

Sleeping is one of the things we do every day, to the point where it is estimated that each person spends on average about 26 years of their life sleeping. What many do not know is that even while you sleep you express your way of being in some way. There is in fact a close correlation between sleep positions and personality. So let’s find out what are the most common sleeping positions and what they tell us about us.

Sleeping positions: the meaning

Yes, sleep positions and psychology go hand in hand. According to many psychologists, in fact, the position in which we sleep mainly every night is also the one that identifies us most. Here are some of the most common sleeping positions and the personality associated with them.

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Fetal position. It is the one in which you sleep on your side and curled up and indicates sensitive and emotional people who feel the need for protection . At the same time, they are affectionate and kind people to the people they relate to.

Supine position. Also called the position of the soldier is belly up and identifies a person who is usually reserved, not inclined to talk about himself and who always aims high in life. These are loyal people who care a lot about their loved ones.

Star position. Also in this case you are on your stomach but with your arms and legs spread, as if you want to take up all the space. He identifies people who are outgoing and able to manage feelings and generally always well disposed towards others.

Free fall position. It is a position on the stomach but with the hands up and concerns people who need to feel free, who do not like constraints and who always want to do everything on their own. At the same time, it can lead to a state of the personality that is anxious and in need of confirmation.


Position of the ostrich. This position is face down but with the head under the pillow. Generally it indicates a person who feels overwhelmed and who needs protection. If the pillow is removed during the night, however, it indicates the need for freedom.

Effect of positions on health

While each of us tends to change positions several times over the course of the night, there are usually at least a couple of them that are held on for longer. According to many doctors, there are also some preferable ones over others. Side positions, for example, are considered the best.

As for those on the back, these are instead valid for posture but often lead to waking up several times and not resting as you should. Reason why it is not among the most recommended.

Obviously, to ensure that sleep is a positive experience , in addition to the position taken, it is necessary to pay attention to the type of mattress and pillow that you use. In addition, we can also help with the choice of the right foods .

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