People Sleeping | Sleeping Positions

Sleeping positions refer to the various natural postures that our bodies take on when sleeping. Linked to our unique individual personality types, our sleep patterns and positions are often indicators that can provide insights into a person’s character. While humans engage in all of the assorted sleeping positions at one time or another, the position that feels most comfortable and natural to yourself may reveal a lot about your current health and psyche.

How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Calories burned while sleeping is dependent upon the individuals’ metabolism, weight, and the amount of sleep each night. BMR (basal metabolic rate) accounts for the number of calories burned while at rest; this includes sleeping and sitting. A person weighing 125 pounds is estimated to burn about 38 calories sleeping an hour; multiplied by the recommended seven to nine hours, a potential of 266-342 calories will be burned while sleeping.

How do you get rid of neck pain from sleeping wrong?

To alleviate neck pain from a bad night of sleep, start by letting your head and neck rest in a neutral lying down position. Use a warm compress to boost blood circulation to the affected area. Getting a massage will further help with blood circulation and the stretching of the muscles. Light stretching, such as rolling and squeezing of the shoulder blades, can loosen up a stiff neck.

How do you stop snoring while sleeping?

To prevent snoring while sleeping, lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol near bedtime, alleviating nasal congestion, avoiding sleep deprivation and sleeping on your back, will be initially recommended. A doctor may also suggest the use of oral appliances, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or upper airway surgery.

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Stomach Sleeping Position
Illustration of a man and woman on a King Bed in Stomach Sleeping Positions

The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs approaching the yearner position. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture, and may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. While it may seem like a fun and adventurous sleeping position, but may also be an indication of a nervous and anxious individual. The stomach sleep position is estimated to be the preferred sleeping posture for 16% of people.

The Stomach Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps casually on their stomach with arms and legs outstretched. Sleeping on the stomach is often an ambitious posture that may cause unwanted stress and pain to the neck and back areas. 16% of people sleep on their stomach.

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Posture (General): Stomach
Posture (Detail): Head turned to side, arms and legs loose
Personality: Nervous, over-sensitive
Percentage Sleepers: 16%

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Male and female Stomach Sleeping Position plan (King Size Bed), plan (outlines)

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Back Sleeping Position
Drawing of a woman and man laying on a Queen Bed in Back Sleeping Position

The Back Sleep Position is a general sleeping posture in which a person sleeps directly on their back with a casual placement of their arms. Less rigid than the soldier sleeping position, the back posture is often associated with healthy bodied people that may have workaholic or entrepreneurial personality traits. It is estimated that 14% of people sleep on their back.

The Back Sleep Position is a posture in which a person sleeps directly on their back with a casual placement of their arms. The back posture is often associated with healthy bodied people that may have workaholic or entrepreneurial traits. It is estimated that 14% of people sleep on their backs.

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Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Supine, straight back, neutral spine and neck
Personality: Healthy body, workaholic, entrepreneurial
Percentage Sleepers: 14%

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Male and female Back Sleeping Position plan (Queen Size Bed), plan (outlines)

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Starfish Sleep Position
Drawing of a man and woman in a King Size Bed in Starfish Sleeping Positions

The Starfish Sleep Position is a back sleeping posture in which a person sprawls opening on their back with arms above their head and legs stretched outwards. Sleeping in the starfish position is often performed by unique people that are carefree individuals and loyal and supportive friends to others. It is estimated that only 5% of people sleep in the starfish sleeping position.

The Starfish Sleep Position is a back sleeping posture in which a person sprawls opening on their back with arms above their head and legs stretched outwards. Sleeping in the starfish position is often performed by carefree and friendly individuals that account for 5% of sleepers.

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Posture (General): Back
Posture (Detail): Arms and legs stretched out
Personality: Supportive, loyal, unique
Percentage Sleepers: 5%

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Male and female Starfish Sleeping Position plan (King Size Bed), plan (outlines)

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Lying Down - Male (Side)

Collections of men lying down as viewed from the side elevation and drawn in detail or as silhouette outlines. Drawings include various positions of men lying on their back or lying on their side that may be useful for providing scale and proportion to drawings of bedrooms or other relaxed environments such as public outdoor parks or beaches.

Drawings of men lying down in multiple postures and positions
Collections of men lying down as viewed from the side elevation and drawn in detail or as silhouette outlines. Drawings include various positions of men lying on their back or lying on their side that may be useful for providing scale to drawings of bedrooms or other relaxed environments.

Drawings of men lying down in multiple postures and positions
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Gender: Male
Poses: Back (straight), side (facing), side (back), back (reading), back (phone)
Clothing Style: Comfortable, relaxed

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Semi-Fetal Sleep Position
Two people in Semi-Fetal Sleeping Positions on a Queen Size Bed

The Semi-Fetal Position is a common side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are casually curled inward toward the chest without being fully curled into the fetal position. A natural posture, the semi-fetal position is often preferred by individuals that have calm and comfortable attitudes. It is estimated that 19% of people sleep in semi-fetal position with 60% of people sleeping on their side in general.

The Semi-Fetal Position is a common side sleeping posture in which a sleeper’s knees are casually curled inward toward the chest without being fully curled into the fetal position. A natural posture, the semi-fetal position is preferred by 19% of people and often associated with calm and comfort.

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Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Knees curled toward chest (loose)
Personality: Comfortable, calm
Percentage Sleepers: 19% Semi-fetal, 60% Side (General)

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Male and female Semi-Fetal Sleeping Position plan (Queen Size Bed), plan (outlines)

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