These days, basically everything you do says something about your personality. According to the Internet, at least. Why else would there be so many online quizzes that tell you all about yourself?
Today, though, we're talking about sleeping positions. If you're lucky, you spend about 1/3 of your life asleep, so it stands to reason that the methods by which you achieve that slumber may say something about who you are as a person, right?
1. The Soldier
via: ShutterstockThe Position: Sleeping in the "Soldier" position means you sleep on your back with your arms straight down at your sides. (Much like a soldier standing at attention. You get it.) This is actually a very healthy position for your spine as it keeps everything aligned nicely. However, it may lead to snoring, so you may want to switch it up if that's an issue for you (or your partner.)
2. The Starfish
via: ShutterstockThe Position: "Starfish" sleepers fall asleep on their back. Unlike "Soldier" sleepers whose arms remain at their sides, "Starfish" sleepers bend their elbows and/or knees.
3. The Log
via: ShutterstockThe Position: "Logs" fall asleep on their side with their arms held pretty much straight. This position is also pretty good for spine alignment, although you run the risk of your top leg twisting down toward your mattress, thereby also twisting your spine.
4. The Yearner
via: ShutterstockThe Position: This one is very similar to the "Log." The main difference is that while "Log" sleepers keep their arms at their sides, "Yearners" usually stretch their arms forward. (Almost as if they're yearning for something.)
5. The Fetus
via: ShutterstockThe Position: You can probably guess this one. "Fetus" sleepers are the side-sleeping version of the "Starfish." They sleep on their side with their legs and elbows bent.
6. The Freefaller
via: ShutterstockThe Position: "Freefallers" sleep fully on their stomach (as opposed to on their back or side) with their arms held up above their head. This is another position that's not great for your spine, as your neck will have to be at a weird angle in order to breathe. If you're a stomach sleeper, you may want to consider eliminating your pillow — or at least use a very thin one!
8. The Sprawl
via: ShutterstockThe Position: This one's kind of a free-for-all. "Sprawlers" sleep on their stomach with their arms and legs bent. The more spread-out, the better.