What does your sleeping position say about you? Guide to your body language in bed – and the best and worst ways to rest
- Experts revealed why sleeping on your stomach means you’re protective
- They also shared the best and worst positions to sleep in; the worst is stomach
- If you sleep on your back you are often carefree and confident in nature
- The fetal position is also fine for your health, and helps us to feel safe
Experts have revealed what your sleeping position really says about your personality – and it’s good news if you sleep on your side or back.
The team behind the lifestyle publication Bed Threads shared just how much your body language in bed reveals about you, and the best and worst positions for your health.
Their experts found the best position to sleep in is on your back, followed by your side – which both allow your spine to rest and alleviate any pressure on your veins.
The worst, on the other hand, is on your stomach, because it puts too much pressure on your joints.
Experts have revealed what your sleeping position really says about your personality – and it’s good news if you sleep on your side or back (stock image)
Side sleeping is not only good for your health, but it means great things about your personality too.
‘Named “the log” by some, this straight position could indicate that you literally just roll with whatever life throws at you,’ Bed Threads’ Rory Carter said.
‘Plus, surveys have found that those who regularly sleep on their side consider themselves to be healthy and sociable.’
If you do sleep on your side, it could be worth noting that you should try and stick to your left side where possible.
This will alleviate any pressure on your veins and help blood to pump around the body.
Stomach sleeping has been deemed bad for your health, primarily because it cranes your neck at a 90-degree angle and puts pressure on your muscles and joints (stock image)
On the other hand, stomach sleeping has been deemed bad for your health, primarily because it cranes your neck at a 90-degree angle and puts pressure on your muscles and joints.
‘Stomach sleepers are thought to be closing themselves off and protecting something by nestling into their pillow with their face hidden,’ Rory said.
Whether you’re trying to deflect away from criticism or an awkward situation, this sleeping position isn’t good – and it is more prominent in those aged 40 and above.
Back sleeping can be a sign of confidence and a carefree attitude, and it’s more common from those in a younger age bracket of around 25 to the early 30s (stock image)
Even though fewer than ten per cent of us sleep on our backs regularly, it remains the best position for your health.
This is because your spine is in a neutral position, and you will therefore have less neck and back pain.
‘Back sleepers tend to lean towards a younger age bracket of around 25 to the early thirties,’ Rory said.
The position can be a sign of confidence and a carefree attitude.
Great for snorers and pregnant women, you might find yourself ‘drawn to’ sleeping in the fetal position when you’re feeling vulnerable and want some self-comfort (stock image)
The fetal position is another popular sleep position, because it helps to make us feel safe and comfortable.
Great for snorers and pregnant women, you might find yourself ‘drawn to’ sleeping this way when you’re feeling vulnerable and want some self-comfort.
Bed Threads just warn that you be careful not to curl up too tightly, as this can restrict your diaphragm and breathing.
Various position sleepers
Lastly, if you’re someone who falls asleep one way and wakes up in a completely different position, it could be indicative of a personality trait.
‘Like your freestyle sleeping moves, you’re generally up for anything and are always exploring new business ideas in your mind,’ Rory said.
However, you might be guilty of not finishing everything you start.