September 27, 2018

What Your Sleeping Position Says About You

Your body language can reveal a great deal about your personality, health, and thoughts… even when you're just laying in bed! The average adult spends one-third of their life sleeping and the way you do it can tell us a lot about ourselves. There is more to it than just sleeping on your stomach, left, right, and back side. It is important to note that these results are not backed by scientific research, but more so from studies of unique individuals, like you.

There are so many different types of sleeping positions. Some people sleep curled up in a ball, straight on their back or stomach, or even as if they're a starfish - just all laid out! There's no 'wrong' sleeping position - it's just whatever is most comfortable for you.

Below are some of the most popular positions and their meanings, as well as the best type of pillows for your sleep style:

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If you're a side sleeper, then here are the most common positions that you're probably familiar with!

Side Sleeper

  • Log: Sleeps on their side with their legs extended straight and arms in place.
While it may appear uncomfortable to most, 15% of individuals are log sleepers and it’s the second most common slumber position. Those that sleep in this way are considered to be easy-going, social, and friendly. However, since they tend to be trusting of people, they can appear a bit gullible. This position keeps your neck and back in alignment, making it one of the best ways to sleep if you are experiencing pain.
  • Yearner: Sleeps on their side with their arms stretched out in front of them.

People who sleep in this position are a mix of everything, being both relaxed, open-minded, and pessimistic. They second guess their own decisions, yet never lose sight of their dreams (and not just the ones we have at night). Nonetheless, those that sleep in a yearning position are said to be good and reliable friends. Not to mention, this looks like the perfect cuddling position! If you're sleeping next to your partner, then chances are you sleep in the Yearner position often either as the big spoon, or the little spoon!

What Pillows Should Side Sleepers Sleep With?

At Warm Things, our customers are often faced with the choice of what type of pillow to buy based on the way they rest their heads at night. The truth of the matter is that our positioning can say a lot about the type of comfort we need... Your sleeping position plays a big role when deciding on a pillow to purchase for your bed. While everyone is different, if you are a side sleeper, consider a level 3 - 4 pillow for extra firmness and comfortability.

Here are some of our most comfortable level 3-4 pillows that we offer at Warm Things!

LEVEL 3: Supremium Medium Hungarian Goose Down Pillow

This Supremium Hungarian Goose Down Pillow offers medium-firm support and is great for side sleepers. It has a 390 thread count and a 100% down proof cotton shell. As the name suggests, this pillow is filled with incredibly cozy Hungarian goose down. This is one of our favorite pillows due to the amount of comfort that it offers! Our pillows are made in the USA from fine, imported materials. This specific pillow is available in multiple sizes including european, decorator, neckroll, standard, queen, and king.

For more information on our Supremium Hungarian Goose Down Pillow, click here.

LEVEL 4: Supremium Extra-Fill Hungarian Goose Down Pillow

This is one of our best pillows that offer firm support! It has a 390 thread count and a 100% down proof cotton shell. It is also hypo-allergenic and made in the USA with incredible materials. Our Supremium Extra-Fill Hungarian Goose Down Pillow is filled with cozy Hungarian goose down which will help you to get a very restful sleep. The high fill power and high thread count helps to create long lasting support and even more softness. This pillow is available in 3 sizes; standard, queen, and king.

For more information on our Supremium Extra-Fill Hungarian Goose Down Pillow, click here.

Back Sleeper
  • Soldier: Sleeps on their back with their arms straight down at their side.

8% of people sleep in this position and are usually referred to as quiet and reserved. As you can tell from the photo above, this is the most 'strict' sleeping position. A soldier sleeper sleeps with their arms by their side. It's not very comfortable for most people - hence why a very small percentage of sleepers sleep in this position. These type of sleepers also tend to expect others to adhere to their strict morals and high standards... They also have a reputation for taking themselves too seriously. Although this isn't a super common sleeping position, it's also considered to be one of the best ways to sleep because of the way that it allows your back and neck to be properly aligned.   

  • Starfish/Shooting Star: Sleeps on their back with their legs stretched out and arms above their head.

Starfish sleepers get their name from the fact that they look like a starfish! They're fully spread out on the bed... This may not be the best sleeping position for if you're sleeping next to someone. The other person may get pushed off during the night! Although these sleepers tend to take up a majority of the bed, they are also considered caring and loyal friends. They also seem to always be eager to lend a helping hand to others. These sleepers prefer not to be the center of attention, and their strong listening skills make them a wonderful support system. At 5%, these types of sleepers are the least popular of the position styles, which makes them one of a kind, just like a shooting star!

Stomach Sleeper
  • Skydiver/Freefall: Sleeps on their stomach with their head to one side and their arms wrapped around behind a pillow.

As you’d expect from a name like “skydiver,” those that sleep in this position have relatively carefree, open, playful, and fun personalities. A skydiver sleeper sleeps as if they're literally in the middle of skydiving! They're on their stomach as if they're floating down from the sky. It's a comfortable position for a lot of people as you feel free. These style of sleepers may also be considered bold and anxious when faced with uncomfortable situations.

  • Fetal: Sleeps on their side with their legs curled up underneath them.

Fetal is one of the most common sleep positions... 41% of people sleep this way! More than twice as many women as men tend to sleep like a “baby.” Fetal sleepers are often referred to as being personable, relaxed, and sensitive, which makes sense considering this type of position allows the individual to feel a sense of comfort. Furthermore, they are often constant worriers that overthink on a daily basis. It is hands down the best type of sleep style for aligning your spine and alleviating back pain. We personally find this sleeping position super comfortable!


Back and stomach sleepers typically benefit from a level 1 - 2 pillow based on softness. These pillows are ideal for these types of sleepers because they tend to need less support due to there being minimal space between their head and mattress.

Here are our top level 1 and 2 pillows from Warm Things!

LEVEL 1: Soft Goose Down Pillow

Our Soft Goose Down Pillows are so beyond soft! They have a 300 thread count and a 100% cotton shell. Just like our other pillows, these are also made in the USA from fine, imported materials. It's available in 3 sizes including standard, queen, and king. They're hypo-allergenic and are the best pillows for back and stomach sleepers to get a good night's sleep!

For more information on our Soft Goose Down Pillow, click here

LEVEL 2: Premium 700 Soft Down Pillow

Our level 2 pillows are best for stomach and side sleepers who prefer a softer pillow. These also are great pillows for healthy neck and spine alignment. They offer the right amount of density for stomach and side sleepers! These Premium Soft Down Pillows have a crisp 300 thread count and a down proof 100% cotton shell. It's available in 3 different sizes including standard, queen, and king. 

For more information on our Premium Soft Down Pillow, click here.

Conclusion of What Your Sleeping Position Says About You

That was some information on what your sleeping position says about you! As you can tell, there are so many different types of positions and they all mean something different. It's so fascinating to think about the fact that each sleeping position has its own meaning... Do you think yours accurately describes the way you are as a person? Although each position describes certain characteristics of sleepers, it's not always 100% accurate! 

We'd love to know what sleeping position you prefer to sleep in most and why. Are you more of a fetal position sleeper or a soldier sleeper? Perhaps even a skydiver sleeper! Hey - maybe you even sleep in a different position that wasn't even listed or heard of!

Make sure to let us know if any of these positions pinpoint your personality! Also, don't forget to check out our selection of pillows based on the way you sleep at night by clicking here!

Thank you so much for reading this blog! We hope we were able to give you some insight on the different sleeping positions!

Have a great sleep and happy Warm Things shopping! We have great sales coming up, so don't miss out! Stay tuned with us on our social media @WarmThingsOnline.

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