Sleeping like a log: More than half of us in the UK sleep curled up in the foetal position, suggesting we are a nation of worriers, while the second most common position is the log, right, which indicates a rigid personality.
Do you sleep like a log? Or are you more of a yearner, a freefaller or a foetal?
More than half of people in the UK curl into the foetal position as they sleep - a sign they are seeking comfort - according to new research.
The 'log' is the second most common position, adopted by those with rigid personalities, according to the study by a body language expert.
'Yearners', who sleep with arms outstreched, account for the 25% of the population who are longing to chase their dreams. 17% of those surveyed adopt the 'freefall' position, suggesting they feel a lack of control over their lives.
The position you choose while sleeping reveals a startling amount about your personality, according to body language expert Robert Phipps.
Mr Phipps has identified four positions and says the foetal – most favoured by worriers – is by far the most common.
More than half of us (58 per cent) adopt it and sleep with knees up and head down. The more we curl up, the more comfort we’re seeking, he says. The second most common position is the log (28 per cent).
Mr Phipps’s survey asked people to record their most common sleeping positions, with some naming more than one. He said: ‘A good night’s sleep sets you up for the following day and our sleeping positions can determine how we feel when we wake.’