Sleep Positions – Ranked
Side, Back, Stomach. There’s so many ways to sleep, and sure, there may be certain positions that are better to sleep in as far as your body is concerned. That’s not what this is about. We’re having a little fun and ranking sleep positions based on an utterly non-scientific completely biased criteria. Here are 5 sleep positions, ranked from ‘meh’ to first, based on our own thoughts.
6. Back – Soldier
At ease my friend. We’ve heard that someone who sleeps in the ‘soldier’ position is the strong but silent type, and avoids drama (that’s no fun for pillow talk). However, they’re probably pretty structured and have high expectations for themselves, but they’re partner might not like it, as this position is known to produce snorers.
5. Side – Log
First off, kudos to anyone who sleeps in a true log position, it’s pretty hard to maintain that sort of stiffness and quasi-balancing act for that long. It can’t be that comfortable though can it? (let us know in the comments). Maybe we’re just ranking it this low because we’re tired of hearing the term ‘sleep like a log’.
4. Stomach – Freefall
This position gets bonus points, because it reminds us of the classic Tom Petty song. Yet, despite how awesome it is, only 7% of people sleep in free-fall position. Perhaps it has something to do with the possibility of waking up with a strained neck, having it turned to one side for hours. (*if that’s the case, read our article on treating stiff necks).
3. Back – Starfish
If we were ranking sleep positions based on name alone, starfish would win. Heck, who doesn’t want to ‘be’ a starfish (or at least have one as a pet [is that legal?]). Starfish seems like the most chill of all sleep positions, but you would need a bed big enough to pull it off because twin mattresses just don’t cut it. Plus, if you share a bed with someone, they might not be too thrilled to be next to someone who takes up the entire bed.
2. Side – Yearner
Like the log but with a little sumthin’ extra. Yearners are inviting and open, which is why they probably prefer to share a bed with someone, so that they have something to reach out to; either someone or a nice comfortable body pillow. We’ll take the body pillow.
1. Fetal Position
Old school; as in before you were even born old school. 40% of people sleep in the fetal position, and majority rules right?Anyways, rumor has it that people who sleep in this position have a tough exterior but are actually very sensitive on the inside, and isn’t that really all of us? So yes, fetal position is #1, at least for now.
Which position is yours? If it isn’t #1, then give it a try (if it is, high five). Let us know in the comments below if there are any other sleep positions that we forgot to mention.