The Most Important Thing to Know Before You Sleep With Someone

What’s the most important thing you should know before you sleep with someone? (It could help determine your compatibility.) It’s the person’s favorite position. No, I’m not talking about sex. Get your mind out of the gutter. This is a family show.     

I’m talking about sleeping position. Real sleep. Eyes closed, slight drooling, restfully dreaming about Michael Stipe. Winkin, blinkin and nod…     

Apparently, your sleeping position is linked to a personality type according to Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service.  This is what he found:     

Fetus PositionFetus Position     

These curled up sleepers have a tough exterior but a sensitive heart of gold. While initially shy, they warm up quickly. Twice as many women and 41% of the people in the 1,000-person survey identified with this position.    




The Yearner   

Yearners, who sleep on their sides reaching out with their arms, are open by nature but can be cynical. It may take them a while to make a decision, but once made, they are steadfast.   



Lying at attention, Soldiers tend to be quiet and reserved while setting high standards for themselves and others.     





People who sleep like a log [rim shot] are similar in style to the Soldier, but rest on their sides. Logs tend to be laid back, trusting folks but sometimes gullible.  



These sleepers prefer tummy-side down with arms outstretched or wrapped around the pillow. They tend to be brazen, impulsive, and don’t handle criticism well.  




This is me — a back-sleeper with arms flung above my head (my daughter sleeps like this, too). Starfish are supposed to make good friends because we listen, and we’re always willing to help out when needed. We also don’t like being the center of attention. I think that describes me pretty well.   

So what does this all mean?  Since our sleep positions are not controlled by our conscious minds, I think they could reveal more about our real personalities than other analysis tools. Perhaps the best way to find a compatible mate is to first find out the individual’s favorite sleeping position.    

What’s the second most important thing?  Find out if your person is a blanket hog…   

What’s your favorite sleeping position?  Do you think the Professor’s analysis matches your personality?   




  1. Barbara says:

    <<>> love this!

  2. Soo says:

    John = Soldier
    Me = tummy sleeper but, because of disc issue with my upper back, I have to be a logger. I am somewhat confused as a sleeper and as a person…..

  3. dkillo says:

    That is so funny. I’d have to say the Professor’s assessment of John’s personality (according to his sleeping position) is right on! 🙂

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