Sleep positions – your health and personality
You may not have considered, that while you slumber certain positions can have an impact on your health. It is also speculated that there are certain personality traits which can be revealed by analyzing the way you sleep. We take a look at the six more common sleep positions and there insights into health and personality.
THE SOLDIER Personality trait – reserved
Lying on your back with your arms at your sides (also known as “The Soldier”) is a common sleep position. The good news is that it’s a healthy position in terms of your spine and the alignment of your body. Your body will be in a neutral position without any unusual curves in your spine. Those who suffer from acid reflux will also enjoy this position, because the head is elevated by a pillow. If you enjoy looking your best during the day, you’ll be pleased to note that the back position is great for avoiding wrinkles (which you would get if your face was in prolonged contact with the pillow). The bad news about the back position is that snoring is a bigger problem in this position than in any other. If you snore, you may want to switch to another position. Even if your snoring isn’t eliminated entirely, odds are that it will be much less severe in a different sleep position. Another problem of the back position is that it is not suited to those with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea will be a much bigger problem when lying on the back than in other positions. Also, beware not to use more than one pillow if you sleep in the back position. You’ll want your head and neck supported, but not propped up too much. Overall, if snoring or sleep apnea isn’t a problem for you, then the back position is a very healthy one.
THE FREEFALLER Personality trait – friendly