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  • How you sleep doesn't just affect whether or not you get a good night's

  • sleep can also affect what you dream about

  • and whether or not you're happy in your relationships.

  • Hey everybody this is Trace.

  • Thanks for watching Dnews.

  • When you sleep are you on your stomach? your left side?

  • Do you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

  • All these things have been looked at by science

  • If you sleep on your left side you're probably more creative;

  • if you sleep on your right side of your bed, that's the bad side.

  • and sleeping on your stomach makes your dreams more sexy.

  • Science says our sleeping positions matter.

  • In fact according to a study conducted back in April,

  • the distance you sleep from your partner while in bed,

  • indicates how happy you are.

  • According to a survey of 1000 people in Edinburgh in Scotland,

  • most people, 42 percent by the way, sleep back to back

  • and 31 percent face the same direction

  • only four percent of people sleep face to face

  • Extroverts tend to sleep closer in general

  • but eighty-six percent of those who slept less than an inch apart were happy in their relationship;

  • while people who slept 30 inches apart are far less likely to be happy.

  • Remembering that this is survey data

  • so it is prone to bias.

  • It would seem that when human sleep further apart we are less happy.

  • Which I can tell you I've definitely experienced.

  • But this ain't the first sleep position study.

  • Back in 2003, the sleep assessment and advisory service in the UK

  • broke down the six basic sleep positions and compared them to their personality types.

  • The study included a thousand people from Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, China

  • Singapore and of course the UK.

  • People who sleep in the fetal position according to science are quote tough on the outside but sensitive at heart,

  • which amounts to 41 percent the respondents and twice as many of those were women.

  • But fetal is one of six possible sleeping positions.

  • fetal, freefall, starfish, soldier, log and yearner

  • starfish is the rarest and after fetus the log is the most common.

  • Sleeping in those positions can indicate a tendency toward acceptance,

  • cynicism more, maybe you're suspicious or, you're more friendly or even whether you're more brash

  • or you're good at taking criticism.

  • All that can be told just by how you sleep.

  • It's pretty cool that feels a little kind astrology like to me.

  • Medically speaking the freefall is good for digestion,

  • while the starfish and soldier often lead to breathing issues which include snoring.

  • Yet another study of 3,000 adults found that there really is a wrong side of the bed,

  • that's the right side. Kind of confusing.

  • 25 percent of people who tended toward the left side see a positive outlook on life,

  • while only 18 percent of right-siders see that.

  • 66 percent of the lefty sleepers believe that they're calmer in crisis,

  • have more confidence, and are more likely to be in permanent employment.

  • On top of that, 31 percent to them love their job,

  • while only 18 percent of righty-sleepers love theirs.

  • In the end, how you sleep affects way more than just well, your night's sleep.

  • A study in the Journal Dreaming found that people who sleep on their stomachs, for example

  • report dreams about sex and persecution and Erotomania more often

  • or an Erotomania is the delusion that a celebrity is in love with you

  • It's weird and science isn't really sure why this is, but it's definitely there

  • For sure more research is needed in this area.

  • I'm a freefall sleeper,

  • for sure although I don't necessarily agree with their personality assessment

  • But what about you?

  • How do you sleep? Side? Stomach? Back? Let us know down in the comment.

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  • In the meantime again, Let us know you're sleeping style what you think about all

  • this down in the comments, make sure you check out our other Dnews video down there too

  • Thanks for watching

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