Until I was married, I slept as a soldier. Now I can fall asleep only on my right side, hands under my pillow, left leg up, and right leg down. I think part of this is to protect myself from the flailing limbs of my husband. So, I suppose I'm a modified fetal.
I have major routine issues before bed though. I have to cover any lights — even digital clocks — and swing all doors shut so that no extra light comes in from the living room windows. Then I have to put on hand lotion and chapstick. And there's no chance of getting to sleep without earplugs. I'm the lightest sleeper in the world.
Does anyone else have this problem: When my alarm goes off, I realize I've been semi-awake for hours, brain buzzing. I very rarely feel refreshed upon waking.
Yearner position - A close third is the side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body, with 13% of partipants sleeping like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.
Soldier position - These sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. This 8% study is said to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night's sleep.
I start off in Fetus, evolve into Yearner and wake up in Freefall. Now this is the conscious process that usually goes on but I have absolutely no idea what goes on when I sleep. What I do know is that I kick the blanket(s) around like a maniac, I switch sides all the time and I have to feel the cool side of the blanket and the pillow. And I've woken up sideways on numerous occasions. What does that reveal about my personality? I am me. Tadah.
I usually start out (winding down) in log position, but with one hand on or under the pillow; sort of a cross between log and freefall. Then, I'll usually go to freefall to fall asleep. If I'm having trouble sleeping; I'll alternate between the two, and the different ways of facing for each.