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This Is What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Personality

This Is What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Personality

If you call yourself an early bird and enjoy watching Modern Family - chances are that you sleep on your back, according to new research.

The study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Leesa Sleep, looked at how participants sleep and split them into three groups: those who sleep on their back, on their stomach and side sleepers.

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Results of the research show that those who sleep on their back tend to fall asleep the fastest, taking only 20 minutes to go into a deep slumber - although they get less sleep in a night overall with a mere five hours.

This group of snoozers are more likely to classify themselves as early birds, (43 percent), and an introvert (38 percent). Although they're more likely to suffer from abnormal sleeping habits including sleepwalk, talk in their sleep and often have vivid dreams or nightmares.

The study examined the sleeping positions and personality traits of 2,000 Americans and found nearly half polled preferred to sleep on their sides.

Side sleepers also get the most amount of sleep a night - six hours on average. However, they take the most amount of time to fall asleep, approximately 24 minutes.

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Members of this group are also most likely to identify as night owls (33 percent) and extroverts (28 percent).

Being a night owl may also be related to side sleepers' movie genre preferences; four in 10 side sleepers reach for a horror movie.

When it comes to television, however, side sleepers prefer a classic comedy. Results show that side sleepers' preferred TV show was Friends.

In fact, when it came to the creepy or supernatural, it was stomach sleepers who showed more preference to shows such as The Walking Dead, The Handmaid's Tale and Stranger Things.

Stomach sleepers were deemed the most easy-going of the three, as they were most likely to consider themselves a mix of an early bird and night owl (34 percent), as well as call themselves ambiverts (42 percent).

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The study found that it takes the average stomach sleeper 23 minutes to fall asleep, and they get an average of six hours of sleep a night.

"Everyone should get a good night's sleep, no matter their preferred position," said Jamie Diamonstein, Leesa co-founder and CPO.

"Sleep plays such a crucial part in our lives, so finding a mattress that provides the proper support you need should also play a big role."

Whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach, how you sleep next to your partner is also important.

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Credit: Pexels

The top frustrations with a partner among married couples surveyed included getting up in the middle of the night (24 percent), tossing and turning (23 percent) and snoring (21 percent).

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Topics: Life, Life News, Sleep, Health

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on itslisamc@gmail.com.

 

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