I never thought much about the way I sleep until I read an article about different sleep positions. While I found the diagram quite hilarious, the research findings seem pretty accurate. I usually start out in the Fetus position, then before I fall asleep, shift to the Yearner. How about you?
Fetus position – tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.
Log position – social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible.
Yearner position – open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.
Soldier position – reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard.
Freefall position – brash, outgoing, and very uncomfortable with criticism.
Starfish position – good listeners, helpful, and uncomfortable being the center of attention.
A lot of people will say they shift during the night, but studies have shown that most people stay relatively still throughout the night. Here’s my take on a few of the Lost characters:
Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly on Lost) – Fetus
Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox on Lost) – Yearner
John Locke (Terry O’Quinn on Lost) – Soldier
Sawyer (Josh Holloway on Lost) – Freefall
John Locke (as Smoke Monster on Lost) – Freefall
Other famous people:
Cindy Lauper – Starfish
Shia LaBeouf – Yearner
Conan O’Brien – Fetus
Keith Urban – Fetus
Mr. Darcy – starts in a Freefall, ends in a Soldier
Bingley – Starfish
Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale in “Serendipity”) – Fetus
Jonathan Trager (John Cusack in “Serendipity”) – Log
Summer (from 500 Days of Summer) – Freefall
Piper (my beagle) – Double Yearner
Billy Ray Cyrus – Log
David Hasselhoff – Fetus
Ellen Degeneres – Log
Boyz II Men – Fetus