What does your sleeping position say about your mood?

The position we sleep in can reflect moods, stress levels and even personality, a new report from Premier Inn has found.

According to its research, the most common way of sleeping is the foetal position (58%).

It says this reflects the fact that Brits are "subconsciously trying to de-stress in their sleep".

The Sleep-o-Scopes research was carried out by the budget hotel chain and leading British body language expert, Robert Phipps.

Just over a quarter (28%) said their preferred sleeping position was 'the log' - sleeping straight with the arms and legs by the side.

The report says that sleeping in such a rigid position can lead
to individuals being very stubborn and set in their ways.

A quarter say they sleep on their side with their arms stretched
out ('the yearner'), meaning they are "constantly on the hunt for new
challenges to try and reach for their dreams".

Seventeen per cent said they slept on their front with their arms above their head - the 'freefaller' position, which according to the report, indicates that a person is anxious and feeling out of control.

Premier Inn spokesperson Claire Haigh, said she was shocked that the research had revealed just how stressed we are as a nation.

"It is important we try and wind down after a long day and get a good
night's rest so we wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead," she said.

"Many of us experience a number of stressful things during the day and we offer a Good Night Guarantee to ensure our guests get the best possible sleep regardless of the day they have had."

Robert Phipps, Britain's leading body language expert, commented: "We all know a good night's sleep sets you up for the following day but I don’t
think many people realise that the position they sleep in can determine how they will feel when they wake up for the day ahead."

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