What Does Your Sleep Position Say About Your Health And Personality?
The importance of a good night sleep cannot be understated, but did you know that your preferred sleeping position also affects your health and personality? Click through to find out what your sleep position reveals about you, and what positions are optimal for certain health issues.
1. Back Position: Soldier
Position: Lying on your back with both arms at your sides.
Health: This position is good for your back and neck. It helps prevent facial wrinkles and skin breakouts, but it also makes snoring and sleep apnea more likely.
Personality: You are generally quiet and reserved. You don't like to make a big deal out of things, and you set very high standards for yourself and others.
2. Back Position: Starfish
Position: Lying on your back with your arms up near your head.
Health: This position is also beneficial for the back and neck, but it can cause shoulder pain since having your arms up can put pressure on the nerves in your shoulders.
Personality: You are a good listener and do not want to be the center of attention.
3. Stomach Position: Freefall
Position: Lying on your stomach with hands up around the pillow and head turned to one side.
Health: This position can improve digestion, but it can cause neck and lower back pain.
Personality: You're an outgoing person who likes to speak your mind, but you're not very open to criticism.
4. Side Position: Fetal
Position: Sleeping all curled up into a ball with your knees drawn up and your chin tilted down. Women are twice as likely to sleep like this than men.
Health: This position can help you snore less. It's better to curl up on the right side because sleeping on your left side can cause stress on your vital organs (liver, stomach, and lungs).
Personality: You are tough on the outside, but shy and sensitive at heart. You may also have a protective shell around you.
5. Side Position: Log
Position: Lying on your side with both arms down by your side.
Health: This position can help reduce back and neck pain, but it also increases the likelihood of facial wrinkles and sagging breasts.
Personality: You're a social and easygoing person, but you also have the tendency to trust anyone, strangers included.
6. Side Position: Yearner
Position: Lying on your side with both arms out in front.
Health: This position can help alleviate problems associated with acid reflux disease and sleep apnea.
Personality: You're open to new things, but also suspicious and cynical. It takes you a long time to make decisions, but once you make up your mind, you don't change it easily.
7. How To Use A Pillow
Whatever sleep position you prefer, you can get a better night's rest with less pain by supplementing your body with a pillow.Back sleepers can put a small pillow under the arch of their spine, side sleepers can place a pillow between their knees, and stomach sleepers can place a pillow under their hips to ensure a sound sleep.
8. If You Snore
Side sleeping is your best choice if you want to keep the noise down. If you must sleep on your back, stacking up a few pillows may help. See a doctor if your snoring makes you gasp for breath or wakes you up.
9. If You Have Back Pain
In this case, you'd better choose to sleep on your sides. For relief, you can put a pillow between your legs to take more pressure off your hips and back.
10. If You're Pregnant
It's usually healthier for you and your baby if you sleep on your left side, making it easier for your baby to receive more blood and nutrients. If you have back pain, you can put a pillow under your belly to support the weight.