Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I am a Yearning Soldier!

What your sleeping position says about you ...


Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41% of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.


Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.


People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.


Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.


Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations.


Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don't like to be the centre of attention.

The remainder of those in the poll said the position they fell asleep varied or did not know.

Professor Idzikowski also examined the effect of various sleeping positions on health. He concluded that the freefall position was good for digestion, while the starfish and soldier positions were more likely to lead to snoring and a bad night's sleep.

Professor Idzikowski said "Lying down flat means that stomach contents can more readily be worked back up into the mouth, while those who lie on their back may end up snoring and breathing less well during the night. "Both these postures may not necessarily awaken the sleeper but could cause a less refreshing night's sleep."

The research also found that most people are unlikely to change their sleeping position. Just 5% said they sleep in a different position every night.
I am half Yearner and half Soldier. A Yearning Soldier!
...and I think the descriptions fit me pretty good.
What type are you?
Sweet dreams!


hotboy said...

The soldier is quite close to a corpse pose in yoga. It's how I sleep on my couch, which is just what I'm going to do! Hotboy

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

Well, then I am a "featus starfish" ... But during a night, I think a go through all the positions. :-)

JLee said...

I think I'm a fetus.. waaaah

BeckEye said...

I think I'm a yearning starfish fetus. Kind of weird!

twolf1920 said...

Fetus kinda-My arm is under my head.

Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

Abdul (the night watchman) appears to be able to sleep standing up. There's no other explanation for why I never catch him laying down.


DaMasta said...

I'm actually a yearning solider also! I start out "yearning" but then if my arms fall asleep, i switch to "solider". :) thanks for sharing, that was interesting!

Rastaman said...

Yearning Soldier Although, mostly Soldier ... and the description fits me to a tee.

Peace and hugs to you Babygirl!

~ Rasta

Just a toy said...

I definitely sleep like the Starfish. I'm not sure I agree with the analysys.

angel, jr. said...

I'm not sure what position I sleep in. I'll have to ask someone. Any single chick out there want to let me know?

John Bryson said...

not yet, I'm still looking for an opportunity. She's always with customers and, if she says no, my inspiration from her will leave, and what good inspiration it is.

melanie said...

Hey I am a foetus...Always thought so and it kind of sounds a bit like me I think!

jiggs said...

I am a foetus/yearner.

rob said...

I gave up soldiering to become a log yearner.