Body’s position in bed reveals personality traits
The position you choose while sleeping reveals a startling amount about your personality, a body language expert has claimed. Robert Phipps has identified four positions and says the foetal – most favoured by worriers – is by far the most common and almost 58 percent adopt it and sleep with knees up and head down.
According to Phipps, the more we curl up, the more comfort we’re seeking. The second most common position is the log – a straight body, with arms and legs by the side, apparently indicates stubbornness and they can wake up stiffer than when they went to sleep. The 25 percent of us that are a yearner – arms stretched out in front – are either chasing a dream or being chased.
Yearners are their own worst critics says Mr Phipps, always expecting great results. They wake up eager to face the challenges of the day. Freefallers – face down, arms outstretched – make up 17 percent and feel they have little control over their life. Physically this is the least comfortable position.
Phipps’s survey asked people to record their most common sleeping positions, with some naming more than one.“A good night’s sleep sets you up for the following day and our sleeping positions can determine how we feel when we wake,” the Daily Mail quoted Phipps as saying.