We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep but for behavioral theorists, it isn’t how long we sleep for, but our actual sleep positions that are interesting. Our sleep positions can be interpreted to say so much about us, and I was surprised that there are actually 7 sleep positions. This was something I’d never thought about until I recently noticed I had started sleeping on my stomach when I had always been all over the place and very fidgety previously. Here are what the experts have to say about our sleeping positions.
1. Fetal Position
Nearly 41 percent of people sleep in this position, making it the most common of all the sleep positions. It is called the fetal position because as you are lying on your side with your legs curled up towards your chest, you resemble a fetus in its mother’s womb. If you are one of the many who sleep in the fetal position, you are said to be a bit rough around the edges, but you also have a sensitive side that may sometimes need protection.