But first, sleep. What does your sleeping position say about you?
Fetal, skydiver, or soldier – does your slumber stance give you deeper insight into the kind of person you are? Short answer from the scientists: No.
Ultimately, “the science is lacking on the relationship between personality and sleep positions,” says Terry Cralle, RN, a sleep educator, author, and advisor with the Better Sleep Council (BSC), “but not on healthy sleep positions”.
So whilst there is no sleep-position personality test, there is some research into the most common sleep positions and their often-associated traits. We’ve matched the most popular sleep positions with our most popular bedtime bevvys to help you get a better night’s sleep.
LIES ON SIDE WITH KNEES BENT TOWARDS CHEST, CURLED UP LIKE A BABY.
Is this where the saying ‘sleep like a baby’ comes from? Maybe not, but we think there is something in it! This is hands down the most popular sleep position out there, with nearly 70% of us claiming this slumber status.
Apparently fetal sleepers are tough on the outside but soft on the inside (a bit like our fave candy) and exhibit traits of sensitivity and shyness. This position aspires to find tranquility.
TRANQUILITY SEEKER: Reach for a cup of our Organic Snooze - its citrus ingredients and mild chamomile support healthy sleep, help relax body and mind, and will soon have you drifting off to slumber serenity.
SLEEPS ON THEIR STOMACH, HEAD TO ONE SIDE, ARMS WRAPPED BEHIND A PILLOW.
Millennials and Gen Xers are more likely to sleep in this position. Freefallers are open, playful, and downright fun personalities, but they don’t take criticism well and tend to be direct, bold, and outspoken in nature.
Although this position sounds like an exciting adventure, of all the sleep positions, dozing on your tummy is the worst! It greatly increases your risk of neck and back pain because of the strain to muscles that protect that area, BUT it’s not a total bust as it has the potential to ease snoring and sleep apnea.
FREEFALL FIX: Brew up a tummy-taming cup of Organic Settler, and place a pillow beneath your pelvis while you sleep on your stomach (recommended by The Mayo Clinic).This supports your hips and keeps your spine better aligned.
LIES ON BACK WITH BOTH ARMS DOWN BY SIDES.
A not-so-popular position although sleep lab studies show that most people actually start out laying on their backs, before ending up in other positions.
Soldiers are thought to be quiet and reserved. They may hold both themselves and other people to high standards.
Although there are a couple drawbacks of this position – snoring and sleep apnea - there are also a few benefits. It allows a good mattress to do its job of supporting your spine, plus it delays the appearance of premature wrinkles (why didn’t we lead with this?!)
SLEEPING BEAUTY: If you spend your time lusting after that radiant complexion, then we have the glow-up for you with our Organic Glow blend. Loaded with antioxidants and perfect for hydrating your skin, let your BRW do the heavy lifting while you dream of silky soft skin.
The Better Sleep Council (BSC)
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