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What is your sleep position?
ozoneocean at 10:54PM, May 11, 2009
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Ok, I got this for here. It was originally posted here.
Sounds a bit silly to me, but it's interesting anyway:



What your sleeping position says about you …

Foetus
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.


Log
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.


Yearner
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.


Soldier
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.


Freefall
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.


Starfish
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.

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I do all those on occasion except for “Starfish”. The one I like to do most often and is my fave is “Freefall”. Actually that description is fairly true of me… I suppose I don't even like “extreme situations”, but I handle them ok.
But mainly I think it's a case of general traits that anyone can go: “yeah, that's SO me!”, and if you think about it, so are all the rest probably.
 
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JoeL_CQB at 11:30PM, May 11, 2009
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foetus, yearner, and soldier.

:/

mostly foetus and soldier, probably because of sleeping on couches.
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SarahN at 11:46PM, May 11, 2009
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I'm mainly foetus and freefaller. Yearner sometimes.

I know someone who has slept with their face in their pillow and their butt in the air. What's the story behind that? Horny person? XD
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ozoneocean at 1:10AM, May 12, 2009
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I know someone who has slept with their face in their pillow and their butt in the air. What's the story behind that? Horny person? XD
Oh yes, I know it:

The *whistle whistle* “c'mere doggy!” position.
Those who sleep with their face in their pillow and their butt in the air know exactly what they want and expect to get it. They are very accommodating people and make friends easily.

:D
 
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Redemption at 2:09AM, May 12, 2009
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No mention of habitual sleep-walkers then?

See, I can't figure out how people could fall asleep with their butt in the air. Don't they collapse into Freefaller once they nod off?

I sleep in foetus position (why does it feel awkward to say that?) but couldn't say I'm outwardly tough and sensitive inside. What you see is what you get. That's pretty much it.

Interesting, though.

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Ryan_Scott at 2:09AM, May 12, 2009
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I'm a freefaller and having just checked on my wee girl, she also favour this sleep position!
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Ryan_Scott at 2:10AM, May 12, 2009
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I'm so full of shit, 5 minutes later and the kid is in Starfish… she must be Knackered!
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Net at 2:55AM, May 12, 2009
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So… what about those of us that toss and turn, hitting every position nightly? Are we just confused out of our minds, or do we do it simply to irritate our spouses? :p

My vote's for irritating the spouses, personally.

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Product Placement at 3:06AM, May 12, 2009
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I tend to fall asleep while lying on the side so I guess I range between the Foetus, Log and Yearner. However, I also like to put my lower arm under the pillow for extra elevation. Any comments on that?
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ozoneocean at 3:41AM, May 12, 2009
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Any comments on that?
Underhanded and sneaky… >_>
 
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CharleyHorse at 5:12AM, May 12, 2009
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Starfish and freefall to a certain extent but in starfish I always have one leg drawn up and out to my side.

I also do a modified foetus with one kneecap pointing at the far wall. In my case though, I have a damaged neck and this may be my subconscious striving to somehow relieve stress on the affected area. Of course – as they are wont to say on the Best of the Summer Wine – I COULD be lying. :spin:

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HippieVan at 6:49AM, May 12, 2009
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The position I fall asleep in is usually somewhere between foetus and freefaller, but how I wake up is anyone's guess…head on the other side of the bed, legs on the wall, etc. I move a lot in my sleep.
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bravo1102 at 7:34AM, May 12, 2009
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Soldier and foetus. Neck injury a few years ago led to foetus and hip probelms lead me back to soldier.

My pose is more like vampire though with my arms crossed over my chest.
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Jonko at 7:38AM, May 12, 2009
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I'm a mix between log and yearner, and think I have the traits of both of those.

I also tend to snore super loudly while in those positions, which I think is something rare!
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Skullbie at 8:20AM, May 12, 2009
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I go to sleep in foetus and wake up as either starfish or soldier. I guess they all sound like me to a degree
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Aurora Borealis at 9:27AM, May 12, 2009
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I usually fall asleep in freefaller/reversed soldier combo… that is on my belly but with one hand close to the body and the other one next to the head (usually the one on the side to which my head is turned, less strain on the neck that way) but sometimes it's a fetus or something fetus similar.

I found out that these two are least likely to make me wake up asleep on my arm. I used to fall asleep on my right side in something resembling a fetus combined with a self-hug (right arm wrapped around my neck with my hand resting on my left shoulder) but if I had any disturbing dream in this position, I used to claw my shoulder hard PLUS if I turned on my belly, I covered up my right arm with the whole body cutting off the circulation.

The position I wake up in? Quite often it's something I call “the runner”.

What is the runner?

Well, imagine you wake up on your right side. Your right arm is resting behind your back, your left arm in front of you (kind of like in fetus) your left leg is hent at the knee but pointing at the wall that's at the end of the bed opposite to your head, while the other one is slightly bent bak with the knee bent even more, so it basically points behind you. The runner :D

Makes sense since 99% of my dreams revolve around me walking somewhere…
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Jayswash at 1:19PM, May 12, 2009
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My natural sleep schedule to is fall asleep in starfish postion, and wake up in foetus… however since i have a curved back I've trained myself to sleep in log position to relieve the pressure. Makes for easier mornings. =)
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lba at 1:30PM, May 12, 2009
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I typically fall asleep at a weird 45 degree angle on my stomach and front with one arm under the pillow and the other splayed outward. Half the time, I wake up with my head at the foot board or turned sideways on the bed with my legs hanging off.

I have no clue what that means about me, other than “can't make up their friggin' mind about who they are.”
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Chernobog at 3:35PM, May 12, 2009
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Yearner, but with the outside knee pushed forward in a Captain Morgan-like pose. It's possibly a result of my arthritis via Lymes, but I don't like resting both legs on each other, just feels irritating.
 
 
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gullas at 4:42PM, May 12, 2009
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Simular to PP's but when I'm drunk I actually love the Freefaller :)
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 4:45PM, May 12, 2009
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Half foetus, half yearner.

It all depends.
When I'm cold, I like the foetus.
But generally I go yearner.
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usedbooks at 4:55PM, May 12, 2009
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foetus/yearner/starfish – or a variation anyway (I don't sleep on my back much, because I'll stop breathing.)

I am always hugging a pillow with my legs wrapped around another pillow. If I have a full body pillow or a blanket, I'm pretty much wrapped around that. If a cat chooses to join me, she becomes my arm-hugging pillow.

My knees never touch (because they hurt if they do). If I'm on my side and have no leg pillow, I usually keep one leg stretched and the other bent.

I know someone who has slept with their face in their pillow and their butt in the air.
I slept like that as a kid. I also used to switch positions completely – like my head ended up at the opposite end of the bed when I woke up.
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herio at 11:33PM, May 12, 2009
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Foetus normally sleeping on my arm though i wake up on Soldier
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mishi_hime at 12:04AM, May 13, 2009
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Foetus, but I usually have my arms in odd positions. I need to be closest to a wall, and be surrounded by lots of pillows.
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Product Placement at 5:32AM, May 13, 2009
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Foetus, but I usually have my arms in odd positions. I need to be closest to a wall, and be surrounded by lots of pillows.
Oh. I'm similar in a way. I prefer facing the wall when I sleep. I also like to have my bed aligned so that it's lying up against a window.
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ozoneocean at 6:08AM, May 13, 2009
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I prefer to look at the wall, because then I can't see the light from my clock radio or from the outside through the window . :)

I like to do that foetus position when I'm cold, but I usually stretch out into “yearner” because it's hard to stay curled up.

The thing about the “freefall” is that it makes it easiest to keep my other pillow over my head… Which is nice and cosy, but also helps in blocking off light and sound a little. That probably came from sleeping during the day a lot instead of at night.
 
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Jonko at 8:20AM, May 13, 2009
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Actually, I remember my roommate used to sleep with her knees in the air. I don't think she realized it… Wonder what that says about her.
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Niccea at 9:23AM, May 13, 2009
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Depends really. I only go fetus when I'm cold.

I'm if I'm trying to get comfortable I'll be in yearner for a while.

I'm normally soldier.

Sometimes star fish that is usually pre-sleep.
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ParkerFarker at 1:36PM, May 13, 2009
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I'm pretty much always yearner, but sometimes freefall

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PIT_FACE at 7:40PM, May 13, 2009
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i'm a fetus positioner,though i'm not really shy to people i first meet,i used to be though.hmm…think i read something like this before.wonder where it comes from.
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