Sleeping position can be more than just the arrangement of limbs your cat finds a way to tread on every morning. Your sleep position can reveal a surprising amount of things about you, from your personality to clues about your health. For instance, it's now believed that it's best for people to sleep on their backs, though only eight percent of us actually do so, because it's healthiest for our spines and digestion, according to the National Sleep Foundation. However, the way your body naturally lies while sleeping can also indicate other things — like your personality, the health of your relationships, or even, possibly, other things happening in your body.
There's a big difference in sleep positions. I'm a side-sleeper, my husband occasionally decides to sleep with one knee in the air as if he's about to pull off a dance move, and my mother sleeps on her stomach without a pillow (which is a deeply unhealthy sleeping position, according to experts). And then there are the people who can sleep anywhere in any position, whether they're propped up against a wall or in a tiny economy seat on a long-haul flight. Whether your choice of sleeping position is conscious or not, it seems it's actually indicative of several aspects of your life. Here's how.