Better Sleep Month: What does your sleeping position say about you

We're celebrating better sleep month this May and we were interested to know what our different sleep positions tell us.  Whether you're wondering why you aren't getting a good night's sleep or you're just curious to see what your sleeping position says about you, we have a list of the most common positions and their coordinating facts, courtesy of the Better Sleep Council! Are you a side sleeper, back sleeper or stomach sleeper?  While there are numerous variations of sleep positions, these three core options provide key information and even warrant different pillows for your best night's rest.

Side Sleepers, do you find that you sleep in the fetus position, log position, or the yearner position?  According to the Better Sleep Council, read what your sleeping position says about you!

Side Sleeping Positions
Side Sleeping Positions

Fetus Position - The most common option, this slightly curled up position typically corresponds with people who "have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly."

Log Position - Sleeping on your side with both arms down suggests "you are a social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible."

Yearner Position - Side sleepers who rest their arms outward tend to be "open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made."

For Back or Stomach Sleepers, we tend to see the freefall position, the soldier position, or the starfish position - do any of these describe you?

Back and Stomach Sleeping Positions
Back and Stomach Sleeping Positions

Soldier Position - Resting on your back with you arms at your side may indicate that you are "reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold [youself] and others to a high standard.  Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night's sleep."

Freefall Position - Those who are stomach sleepers are found to be "brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism."

Starfish Position - Sleeping on your back with your arms up over your head can show that people are "good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention.  People who sleep in starfish position are more likely to snore and to suffer from a poor night's sleep more often."

Align pillows by Bedgear at Belfort Furniture
Align pillows by Bedgear at Belfort Furniture

So what do the professionals recommend?  Sleeping on your side can help to alleviate the chance for pain throughout your body during sleep. It's also the best option for those with back pain and pregnant women.

No matter what position you sleep in, there's a pillow to suit your needs!  Bedgear is a leading manufacturer of performance bedding essentials with a philosophy centered on delivering superior sleep quality to enhance your active lifestyle.  Their Align Pillows are specified for back, side, or stomach sleepers.  If you feel that you toss and turn or sleep in various positions throughout the night, the Balance Pillow is the right choice for you!

Shopping Guide
Shopping Guide

Visit Belfort Furniture's Mattress Showroom for a consultation with a sleep specialist.  After answering a few simple questions our specialist will be able to walk you through the available options and the best support for your sleeping habits.  Conveniently located in Dulles, Virginia, Belfort Furniture's campus provides multiple showrooms with hundreds of room settings

Sleeping position images and information courtesy of the Better Sleep Council [http://bettersleep.org/better-sleep/sleep-positions/]