Every once in awhile I venture onto sites other than Human See, Human Do, and today I found myself on MSN.com. Not because I wanted to mind you, but because I use Internet Explorer to write my blog and every single time I log on, IE asks me if I’m interested in switching my home page to MSN. After awhile I started to think perhaps I was missing out on something big, so I switched. It turns out I’m not missing much, but I did stumble across this article and since it comes with diagrams I figured I would give it a read.
Men’s Health claims that you can learn about yourself by looking at what position you sleep in. Men’s Health also once claimed I could figure out if my girlfriend was cheating on me by how she sits on the couch so I am entering this with a bit of skepticism.
Now, before I find out what it means to sleep in the position I do, I figured I would go through my two or three top positions to avoid the appearance that I might be picking the one that makes me look the best.
1. Currently I tend to go angled on my stomach with my one arm below the pillows and one arm hanging off the bed. I always have one leg outside the comforter. (TMI?)
2. A long, long time ago I used to go full cocoon, flat on my back with the blanket wrapped under my head. AKA, “the oven.”
I used to go “Soldier Style” although they have no mention about tucking the blanket up under your head:
Personality: Soldier sleepers are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like to make a big deal out of things, and they set very high standards for themselves and others.
Health Benefit: Research shows that sleeping on your back may lead to snoring, difficulty breathing, and an overall bad night’s sleep. Is your snoring keeping someone awake at night? Try flipping over — you’ll both wake up more refreshed.
Hmmmmmm, since I have abandoned this style I’m going to just assume I was once a quiet, reserved, snoring monster that has turned to bigger and better things.
They don’t really list my current style, but it’s sort of a combination of the “Yearner” and the “Freefall.”
Personality: Yearners are open to new things, but also suspicious and cynical. They take a long time to make decisions – weighing pros and cons repeatedly – but once they make a choice, they almost never change their mind or have regrets.
Health Benefit: Resting on your side can help alleviate some problems associated with acid reflux disease and sleep apnea. But if such symptoms are a common occurrence, you may need to see a specialist.
Personality: Freefallers are often extroverted and brash people. They appear nervy, but are truly thin-skinned people who take criticism personally.
Health Benefit: Freefall — or any position in which you’re lying face down — is good for digestion.
I’m not sure how accurate any of this is, notably neither of these two descriptions have the word “awesome” listed at all, so I’m relatively certain this is not an exact science. Just so to give some credit to Men’s Health I have to admit that I have always considered myself pretty good at digestion, so at least part of this is accurate.