Whether you're into cuddling, solo sleeping, or snoozing on your side, back, or stomach, sleep position meanings can reveal a creepy amount about your personality. You spend about one-third of your life asleep, according to a study published in the journal the Handbook of Clinical Neurology, so it makes sense that your preferred sleep style can reveal insights into your waking personality. I tend to sleep on my back or my side because sleeping on my stomach almost always results in a kink in my neck. But, it turns out that these two positions seem to have competing meanings.
Just like your personality, sleep is complicated and multifaceted, and it's not uncommon for a person to have more than one trait that directly contradicts another. Aside from being vital for optimum physical and mental health, sleep is also highly coveted. While it's clear that everyone loves sleep, sleep positions and personality traits (because they're self reported) are not universal and vary by culture, according to a British study conducted by Dr. Chris Idzikowski, according to Sleep Junkie.
"We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us," Sleep Junkie quoted Idzikowski as saying. "What’s interesting is that the profile behind the posture is often very different from what we would expect." If you're curious what your favorite sleep position says about your personality, the results might surprise you.