Did you know that your sleeping position says a lot about your personality? While body language is one of the best ways in understanding a person’s personality, you’d be surprised that your body language while asleep also makes a huge difference. As unusual as that sounds, your body doesn’t just stop communicating when you turn in for the night.
If you end up sleeping the wrong way, you would wake up with a cramp that could affect your entire day then so on. With this being said, the way you sleep also makes a difference, physically, mentally and defines your energy levels throughout.
On a side note, the type of mattress that you choose to sleep on can also affect your sleep routine. For instance, for some, a queen size mattress will fit perfectly, while for others, a king size mattress does the trick. Similarly, some might go for a latex mattress, and some end up choosing a memory foam hybrid mattress. So before you take the dive, make sure that you do your homework.
If you are sharing your space with a partner, there would come a time when bad sleeping positions end up being one of the debates you will encounter in the long run. Maintaining your identity is great, but not at the cost of losing precious sleep.
Some of the most common types of sleeping positions that you could identify (and rectify, if need be) are as follows:
The Baby Curl
While it is absolutely important that you keep the child in you alive, in this scenario, the cards on the table show something else. Several people doze off into the night sleeping in this side-lying fetal position because of the feeling of security and safety it brings. Moreover, this is also one of the most common sleeping positions we can come across today.
More than twice as many women as men tend to prefer this position thereby resulting in personality traits such as sensitivity, with a tough exterior. Fetal sleepers also tend to have quite the personality although they may come across as shy in the initial phase of communication. Baby steps, after all!
The Back Sleeper
When it comes to back sleepers, one of the common problems that you could encounter is snoring. While you may be refreshed after your sleep, it is highly unlikely that your partner would feel the same.
Back sleepers have restful sleep, yes but their throats end up being narrower, thus aggravating the snoring. In such cases, sleeping on your side is one of the best ways you can tackle this problem as well.
While there are several sleepers that don’t change their sleeping positions overnight, that doesn’t necessarily rule out restless sleepers. Freestyle sleepers are more active while they are as asleep than they are awake. While it may sound so bad, you’d be surprised to know that active movement during the course of your sleep helps you even and distribute your nutrients all over the body thereby enhancing your overall growth and development, as well.
Although there are chances that you may hit yourself across the wall or a hard platform, such as a full size bed frame with a headboard, you’d be surprised as to how tall you became overnight!
While some people are quite restless while they sleep, some of them are as still as a statue. This sleep position is identified when the person sleeps on their side with their arms rested at their sides. Log sleepers are those what we would term, and they have a more outgoing, social and a more trusting nature to those who may come across them. Moreover, there are definitely signs where a log sleep would tend to be more gullible in terms of their actions.
This sleep position is quite similar to that of the log sleeper except the fact that in this position, the sleeper often keeps their hands farther away, such that it looks like they’re reaching out for something, or yearning for something or someone. This position often describes the individual’s open nature with a tendency to be slow to make quick decisions. But, once the person does make her mind, there are highly lower chances of a change to occur, as well.
The Side Sleeper
Whether you’re a log sleeper or a curler, it can’t be done without the comfort of sleeping on your side. In such cases side sleeping can definitely cause a slight discomfort if you are not resting well.
In such cases, by keeping your knees slightly bent, or with a pillow tucked in between your knees to keep your sleep alignment intact or just by hugging a pillow helps in keeping your airways, lungs and chest open throughout the time you spend asleep. When it comes to side sleepers, there are several variations depending on your preference of sleeping on the left side or right side. Left-side side sleepers are usually more on the creative side whereas, right-side sleepers are more on the technical side of things.
The Tummy Sleeper
As much as sleeping on your tummy seems like a good idea, it’s also quite risky as there are higher chances of you contracting discomfort around your neck, spine and shoulders. Sleeping on your stomach often demands that you keep your head and neck rested in one position for a long time throughout the night. This could lead to terrible muscle cramps and spasms in the long run, as well.
Stomach sleepers are usually those who tend to consume a lot of caffeine, and are particularly brash in nature, making them a tad bit egoistic when it comes to criticism. Stomach sleepers are also those who tend to avoid extreme situations, as well.
No matter which position you opt for to indulge in blissful sleep, ensure that you are comfortable throughout the period of time you rest. Moreover, getting adequate sleep is a great way to build up on your energy levels such that you would definitely be motivated to get up the next day and be a superhero, if you must. Also, to get good sleep, you need good bedding whether it’s buying the best bed sheets, or the fluffiest nectar pillow, or the warmest blankets, they all matter to enhance your sleep.
Sleeping is necessary for your body, but sleeping well keeps your body healthy. So, go ahead and get the rest you deserve and need. Happy sleeping, folks!