Personal care refers to providing attention (medical or physical) to yourself or others that need assistance, such as children, the elderly, and the disabled, and includes activities such as cleaning, washing, and bathing. The main aim is to teach beneficial personal habits for the maintenance of the body and to meet household maintenance needs like dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. Professionals such as doctors and nurses are those who most often provide personal care while household care is done by yourself or supplied by domestic workers.

What is self care?

Self care consists of any activity that we do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Self-care activities improve mood, reduce anxiety, and help create a good relationship with yourself. Examples of self-care include getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, creating a ‘no’ list, using relaxation exercises, and spending enough time with loved ones.

What is a personal care assistant?

Personal care assistants work in private home and care facilities to help their clients with everyday tasks like bathing, grooming, and using the toilet. They also assist in dressing, cooking, and house cleaning. Most personal care assistants work for private clients, home health providers, or agencies that offer their services to seniors or disabled people.

How often should you shower?

Dermatologists recommend showering every other day or 2 to 3 times a week since showering every day could be bad for your skin. Many people shower at least once a day or more often, but it is not necessary and could dry out your skin. Each individual’s skin is different and changes from season to season.

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Yearner Sleeping Position
Illustration of two people sleeping in Yearner Sleeping Positions on a King Bed

The Yearner Sleep Position is a side sleeping posture in which a person sleeps with their arms and legs stretched outward as if reaching for something. Sleeping in yearner position is often an indication of a personality that is open-minded, but cynical and suspicious. It is estimated that 13% of people sleep in the yearner sleep position.

The Yearner Sleep Position is a side posture in which a person sleeps with their arms and legs reaching outward. Sleeping in yearner position is often an indication of a personality that is open-minded, but suspicious. It is estimated that 13% of people sleep in the yearner position.

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Posture (General): Side
Posture (Detail): Arms reaching to side
Personality: Inviting, open, cynical
Percentage Sleepers: 13%

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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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People Vacuuming - Combination (Side)
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Casual, Cleaning
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25-45

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Freefall Sleeping Position
Drawing of two people in Freefall Sleeping Positions on a King Size Bed

The Freefall Sleep Position is a stomach sleeping posture in which a person lays on their front with their arms lifted above and wrapped around their pillow. Sleeping in the freefall position is commonly associated with bold and sociable people that may often have difficulty dealing with feedback and challenging situations. It is estimated that only 7% of people sleep in the freefall sleeping position.

The Freefall Sleep Position is a stomach sleeping posture in which a person lays with their arms lifted above and wrapped around their pillow. The freefall position is often associated with bold and sociable people. It is estimated that only 7% of people sleep in the freefall sleeping position.


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Posture (General): Stomach
Posture (Detail): Hands above near pillow
Personality: Free, sociable, brash
Percentage Sleepers: 7%

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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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