Despite familiarity of the concept of sleeping positions, this aesthetic take on the concept caught my eye. The crumpled bed sheet, wooden floor, the arrangement of candles diagonally framing the sheet, the natural-looking lighting, the dreamy spring-inspired clothes that make you wonder if they are sleepwear or daywear – oh, i could go on and on! And I love how such a scientific/psychological theory is portrayed in an artistic manner, that it seems whimsical, almost. The theory that explains the way one sleeps reflects one’s personality is as follows, according to BBC Health:
The Foetus: Those who curl up in this position when they sleep are said to be tough on the outside but are sensitive on the inside. They may be shy when they first meet someone new, but soon relax.
The Yearner: People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.
The Soldier: Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don’t like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standards.
The Starfish: Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don’t like to be the centre of attention.
The Log: Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.
The Free-faller: Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don’t like criticism, or extreme situations.
As with all things, the psychological interpretations are partly true. I’m not one who relies on scientific theories to explain myself, it doesn’t make sense to me although I do give science its credit where i think its due (; But I must admit that I find some theories like the one above rather interesting!
I guess I’m a mix of both the foetus and the soldier. How about you? (:
Have a good week ahead xx
P.S On a completely irrelevant and unimportant note, my quad muscles are aching ever so badly from mounting up the many flights of stairs to my flat ): oh boy..