On your side, on your stomach or your back - in what position do you usually sleep? And more importantly: what does this mean for you? Dr. Samuel Dunkell has long studied these positions and shared his findings in a book called Sleep Positions: The Night Language of the Body, which we found particularly interesting. So we wanted to share these different meanings with you.
                       

1. ON THE SIDE IN THE FETAL POSITION



Sleeping on your side is very common and reminds you of the position of the fetus in the mother's womb. The knees are raised to the chest, the head is tilted forward, and the arms are often wrapped around a cushion. This sleeping position is usually recommended for pregnant women and people who snore. On the other hand, if you suffer from back or neck problems, you should find a less curled up and more neutral position, like sleeping on your back, for example.
2. ON THE SIDE IN THE SEMI-FETAL POSITION

This sleeping position is considered to be the best for sleeping. About 60% of us sleep in this position, with the body and legs slightly bent (compared to the fetal position).

Did you know that the side on which you sleep has a significant influence on your body? If you have heartburn, for example, you should not sleep on your right hand, or you may make it worse. Instead, sleep on your left side to relieve your stomach but also your heart.

3. ON THE BELLY

With your face turned to the front, and your arms extended above your head or wrapped around your cushion ... some people find this position very pleasant. But they are still a minority. Medically, this sleeping position comes with advantages and disadvantages: it is better for digestion but does not support the natural curve of your spine.

4. ON THE BACK

You lie on your back, your face directed towards the ceiling and your arms alongside your body: this position is also called the soldier's rank. According to the experts, this position is the healthiest for your spine and neck (but only if you are not using too large pillows!). But it is also in this position that people tend to snore the most.

It is interesting to note that it is most often children, workaholics, and entrepreneurs who sleep on their backs.

WHAT YOUR SLEEPING POSITION REVEALS FROM YOUR PERSONALITY