Find your unique sleeping position
We're all unique. And so is how we like to sleep. Are you a starfish? Or maybe a leg hugger? The position in which you sleep might reveal some things about your personality. Take a look at some different sleeping positions here.
1. The sweetheart‘s cradle
Only four in one hundred couples sleep turned towards each other. They are often in a new relationship or couples with a need for intimacy and mutual protection.
2. The starfish
Starfish sleepers are patient people and good listeners. Sleeping on your back is a healthy position, tensions in the upper body are released and wrinkles reduced, but it does encourage snoring.
3. Free fall
People who sleep on their front are rare, they are considered to be perfectionists and snore less. This position restricts breathing and back pain may be a frequent visitor.
4. The leg hug
Both partners are strong characters who demand a lot of space and respect the partner’s individuality. The leg hug is an expression of intimacy and healthy comradeship.
5. The log
People who sleep stretched out on their sides are gregarious, easy-going, sociable and trust others easily. This position supports the relaxation of the head and neck and relieves strain on the back.
6. Zen style
About half of all couples sleep back to back or bottom to bottom. Both partners are strong personalities living lives that fulfil a need for space. But intimacy and independence are central as well.
7. The soldier
This sleeping position, also called the king position, reduces neck and back pain, but does encourage snoring. Soldier sleepers are reserved but confident and set themselves high standards.
About one-third of all couples sleep facing the same direction. The men are thought to have a protective instinct, while the women seek protection. Swapping over means a balanced nurturing relationship.
9. The space-grabber
While this person takes a lot of space for himself or herself, the partner is pushed to the edge. Touching the partner’s upper body indicates a high degree of intimacy.
10. The foetus
The foetus position, also known as the thinker position, is a healthy way to sleep, particularly for pregnant women. A pillow between the legs is recommended to relieve back strain.
11. The family
Co-sleeping strengthens the relationship and the child’s bond with his or her parents. It’s easy to respond to sensory stimuli such as movement, touch, sound or temperature.
12. The yearner
Yearners sleep with the palms of their hands facing upwards. They are said to be friendly and dependable people. This sleeping position supports spine posture and reduces snoring.