Sleeping is one of the most interesting psychological experiences human beings go through on a day-to-day basis. Sleep patterns reveal fascinating information about any given sleeper and can grant greater insight into the mental functionality of the individual.
One of the most studied sleep patterns researchers look at it, is the position in which sleepers feel most comfortable dozing off.
According to body language expert Robert Phipps, there are three common isolated sleeping positions: side, back, and front, and all three say different things about the sleeper.
If an individual curls up in the fetal position, it could mean that the sleeper is a worrier. It could also mean that the sleeper is tough on the outside, but sensitive on the inside.
If the arms are stretched out to the front of the individual, they are likely to have an open nature.
Individuals who curl up have also been noted as having a deeper yearning to get more out of life — a mindset that is ready to conquer life’s problems.
Sleeping flat on the back, like a log, could mean that there’s a chance an individual is always ready to listen to and help others. This type of passive sleeping pattern is seen in people who are loyal friends.
However, those who sleep on their backs are also prone to snoring and sleep apnea
, which is considered extremely annoying to anyone who has to sleep in the same room, let alone the same bed.
The individual who sleeps stomach down, face turned off to one side, and hands extended straight out has shown tendencies of not having control over the life they lead. In other words, those who sleep on their stomach are known to be just hanging on for the ride.
The position an individual sleeps in does not reveal the entire psychological makeup of a person, but it can suggest specific trends. Although Phipps’s studies are speculative, people who look further into his studies may discover more about themselves through the recorded sleeping patterns of others.