Are Sleeping Positions Low-Key Zodiac Signs?
You’ve probably seen articles before that talk about how your favorite sleep positions says something about your personality. And while it might seem silly; sometimes it’s fun to explore things like this. And honestly, there is a bit of evidence that sleep positions can tell you something about your personality. It makes sense – if you’ve ever slept with a partner, you know that everyone sleeps a bit differently. Sometimes sleep styles just aren’t compatible, just like people.
A couple fun tidbits from surveys on sleep styles revealed that, at least among Americans, there is a prevalent style of sleeping: the fetal position. Almost half of Americans sleep this way, and it’s linked to shyness and sensitivity. Another position, referred to as “The Soldier” (on your back with arms at your sides) isn’t actually that common. Many of us begin the night in this position, but only around 10% of people stay in this position the whole night. Another survey suggested Gen X and Millennials are more likely to sleep on their stomachs than Boomers. Weird, huh?
Which Sleeping Positions are Best for Your Health?
Your favorite sleep position might also say something about your health. The fetal position might be popular for real reasons. Letting your spine chill in its natural position lets your whole body relax, and this position may even allow your brain to clean house better than if you sleep on your back. Stomach sleepers tend to be more restless, and might have more neck and lower back problems. If you sleep in a spooning position with your partner, you might not sleep super well, but it can still be good for your health since cuddling releases oxytocin, a hormone tied to feeling comfort and happiness. But this stuff isn’t a hard science, so take it with a grain of salt.
Why Your Mattress Matters
Have you ever thought about your mattress as a health-related issue? Believe it or not, your mattress is a huge factor in your sleep health. If your mattress is old, it’s likely saturated with dead skin cells and dust mites, which can have real implications for allergies and general sleep hygiene problems. If your mattress isn’t supporting your body correctly, it might lead to joint pain or back issues, as well as trouble sleeping. And chronic sleep deprivation is really bad for you – it can lead to increased cortisol levels, cognitive issues, mood problems, and may even make you more susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s later in life. Kind of scary, right? But there’s an easy solution: a custom memory foam mattress.
With mattresses, you get what you pay for. And you spend almost a third of your life in your bed, so it should be a custom bed, specific to you. A high-quality, custom made mattress is key to your sleep health, just like a good diet and regular exercise. A customized bed is going to improve your quality of life by improving your sleep. So next time you wake up feeling achy or tired, think about how much better a comfy, quality bespoke mattress would feel. Trust us; it’s worth it.