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What your sleeping position says about you

‘Leftie lounger’ 

It’s the most popular sleeping position in the country, with 36 per cent of people saying they prefer to sleep on this side. 

Some 41 per cent of ‘lefties’ work in marketing or advertising, while 37 per cent are council workers or NHS staff.

They are most likely to fall within the 45-54 age bracket, with 25 per cent being between those ages.

And a quarter of those who are keen on falling asleep in this position have a university degree, the poll showed.

Some 23 per cent of the so-called leftie loungers report frequently getting a good night’s rest.

It’s the most popular sleeping position in the country, with 36 per cent of people saying they prefer to sleep on this side

‘Right side relaxer’

This position is adopted by 34 per cent of people, according to the poll.

They are most likely to work in transport or manufacturing, with 15 per cent based in either industry.

One in five were in the 35-44 age bracket.

Around 7 per cent are heavy smokers, who go through a pack of 20 each day. And they’re probably fans of coffee, with one in ten saying they were.

Right side relaxers get a slightly worse rest than their leftie counterparts, the poll showed. Only 22 per cent wake up feeling refreshed in this position.

Right side relaxers are most likely to work in transport or manufacturing, with 15 per cent based in either industry

Right side relaxers are most likely to work in transport or manufacturing, with 15 per cent based in either industry

Stomach slumper 

An eighth of people sleep on their fronts each night. Most were between the ages of 45 and 54.

Some five per cent of respondents worked in the agricultural and fishing industries – the most popular job for these sleepers. 

Those who reported falling asleep with their face buried into the pillow also happened to be the heaviest drinkers.

One in ten said they consumed between seven and 10 units of alcohol each day – the equivalent of between three and four pints of beer. 

This was deemed the most uncomfortable sleeping method. Only 21.5 per cent are able to get a good night’s sleep slumped on their front.

An eighth of people sleep on their fronts each night - known as stomach slumpers. Most were between the ages of 45 and 54

An eighth of people sleep on their fronts each night – known as stomach slumpers. Most were between the ages of 45 and 54

Freestyler

Around one in ten of the population can’t make their mind up how they want to sleep at night.

Known as ‘freestylers’, they are most likely to work in utilities. Some 6 per cent were shown to work in energy or water-based jobs.

Those who chop and change their position of rest during the night are often between the ages of 35 and 44. Four fifths were also female. 

A quarter of those who used this position to get to sleep say they regularly wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested. 

Known as 'freestylers', they are most likely to work in utilities. Some 6 per cent were shown to work in energy or water-based jobs

Known as ‘freestylers’, they are most likely to work in utilities. Some 6 per cent were shown to work in energy or water-based jobs

Star Fish

It’s the least popular sleeping position, often adopted by singletons who don’t have to share a bed with their partner.

Some 9 per cent reported sleeping on their back with their arms and legs pointed wide, like that of a star fish.

They were most likely to work in transport and logistics, as 6 per cent reported earning an income from either industry.

It also appears to be the go-to position for the 25 to 34 age range, with 16 per cent stating this was their preferred choice. 

Just under a third of adults who adopted the ‘star fish’ say it allows them to have a good night’s rest – making it the best position.

Some 9 per cent reported sleeping on their back with their arms and legs pointed wide, like that of a star fish

Some 9 per cent reported sleeping on their back with their arms and legs pointed wide, like that of a star fish

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