Wednesday, November 01, 2006

You are how you sleep

All of us do sleep, that's a fact. But many of us are unaware of how we sleep, maybe because we simply ignore it. Does it matter? Yeah, I guess so, because according to a research, how a person sleeps reveals his/her personality.

The study, led by Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has analysed six common sleeping positions, and concluded that each of these positions is linked to a particular personality type.

As I analyse my own, I guess I can be grouped with the Foetus and/or Yearner types, which the research described as:

The Foetus [fetus]: 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.

The yearner (13%): 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.

The same study also reveals that sleeping positions have health effects. 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." Moreover, Professor Idzikowski said that "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. He added that "both these postures may not necessarily awaken the sleeper but could cause a less refreshing night's sleep."

Now, it's high time for me to change my sleeping position to freefall. Don't ask why, it's pretty obvious. ;)

How about you?

Source: BBC News


  • At 11/02/2006 02:26:00 PM, Anonymous rayts said…

    uy, freefaller ako ma'am gina! pero yearner din, hehe. pano naman yung mga tao na parang nagku-Kung Fu kung matulog? yung tipong pagkatabi mo eh, kulang na lang isang malakas na hook, di na magigising?

  • At 11/15/2006 03:57:00 PM, Blogger ning said…

    hi rayts, sensya na now ko lang nareply sagot mo.

    yung kung-fu sleeper, ahh, tanungin na lang natin siguro si Prof. Chris. kakatakot makatabi ang ganyang tao. hehehe;)


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