“Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life.”
- Dr. Rafael Pelayo
Sleep has been studied for hundreds of years from scientists like Freud’s Dream Analysis in the mid 1960’s to Professor’s Chris Idzikowski’s study on sleep positions recently published in 2008. Of the two studies, the latter is a sleep analysis that has gained popular recognition among scientists and psychologist looking into personality and the connection with a number of sleep positions on your side, back and stomach.
Here is the best guide to understand the connection of personality and health benefit of Idzikowski’s sleep position and which mattress is best for each category.
What Mattress Is Suggested: Medium Firm Comfort Mattress
Option 1: Copper Luxe mattress
This Temperature Control Copper Luxe mattress is Customizable with 4 layers of organic Latex. This mattress is different from the moonlight mattress because the casing in infused with CottonX fabric. This mattress features 2 inches of certified organic wool to keep you cool during summer months or warm during winter months. Lab tested copper has been embedded into the cotton fibers, turning them into active smart fibers without losing the natural attributes of cotton. Copper is well-known for its ability to stop and kill the growth of bacteria and other infectious pathogens.
Option 2: Moonlight Mattress
Discover the Purest Latex Mattress. The Moonlight has 8 inches of GOLS certified Dunlap latex created so many options for organic sleep are available. With the Moonlight offering 4 layers of latex and it has 3 densities of Certified Organic Latex. You choose 4 layers of 2 inch latex ranging from soft, medium, and firm. The Moonlight has zero pesticides, zero flame retardants and has 100% certified organic latex with zero petroleum used!! The Moonlight Is meant for a bed, not a futon frame.
Sleeping with a pillow between your legs, while sleeping on your side gives added support along your spine.
The Futon Shop also suggests adding an organic cotton side sleeper pillow when sleeping on your side. This incredible removable and washable organic cotton cover with and added cotton, wool, or latex as the insert is perfect for side sleepers. Pregnant women who have the toughest time sleeping rave about how comfortable this pillow is as well.
Position - People that sleep in the Yearner position sleep with their head at the edge of the pillow with their arms straight out. Their back is straight and legs are bent a little.
Personality - Out of the six sleep positions that Professor Idzikowski, the director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service analyzed, the Yearner is linked to a personality that are can be open, but have a tendency to be suspicious and cynical. Idzikowski go on to believe these sleepers take a long time to make a decision, and when they decide on something they stick to it.
Health Benefit - This position is great to increase your posture. Sleeping on your side is overall a great sleep position, but adding a pillow to your bent legs in the Yearner sleep position can control movement during sleeping, decrease shoulder pain, and elongate your spine for better posture.
Position - People that sleep in the log position sleep with their their arms arms in the side.
Personality - Log sleepers typically are easy going and are sociable. They are known to be popular and go with the flow, but they can be manipulated because of their gullible nature.
Health Benefit - All side sleeping positions are great for when you are pregnant and sleeping on on the left side according to What To Expect When Expecting allows maximum blood flow and can reduce swelling in the legs. Often pregnancy issues that interfere with efficient sleep can be the size of the abdomen, back pain, heartburn, and shortness of breath to name a few. Pregnant women are advised to sleep on their left side to help increase blood and nutrition to the placenta and baby according to the American Pregnancy Association.
Position - People that sleep in the Yearner position sleep with their back is curved and head is bowed, with the legs bent towards the torso.
Personality - Looked at as the one of the most common sleep position, Fetus sleepers are sensitive and caring. They can be shy at first and then once warmed up can easily be themselves and act naturally. More women sleep in fetus sleep position.
Health Benefit - The health benefit with Fetus Sleep position helps relieve pain from spine issues. According to Spine-health.com, the fetus sleep position can be helpful when suffering from Osteoarthritis by decreasing pain associated with pressure on the facet joint. Also, the Fetus Position can help relieve pressure on the nerve root when it comes to Spinal Stenosis.
What Mattress Is Suggested : Medium To Firm Mattress
Option 1: Royal Luxury Organic Mattress Set
Royal Luxury is by far our most luxurious mattress set hand designed with Organic and Oeko-Tex certified ingredients. The base royal luxury mattress is firm and supportive with layered hemp, micro coils, organic latex, natural horse tail wrapped in camel hair for ultimate support and lifespan. The topper is layers of GOTS Organic Wool and Oeko-tex certified Horse Tail, and Cashmere infused with natural latex, This is an ultimate sleeping experience.
Option 2: Moonlight Mattress
Suggested Mattress configuration + Mattress Topper Option
The perfect combination of the firm latex mattress and plush Royal mattress topper will give the perfect lumbar support. The 5 inch topper is a combination of horsetail cashmere and wool. The horsehair never compresses, and works like a spring, offering a cozy soft layer to support your body and will last a lifetime.
The Futon Shop suggests adding a pillow or two under the legs to give relief to the lower back while sleeping on your back.
Position - People that sleep in the Soldier sleep position sleep on their back with both arms close to their side.
Personality - this position resembles people who keep things to themselves and do not like to cause any drama. People who sleep in this position can be somewhat of A personality types.
Health Benefit - If beauty is important to you, sleeping on your back slows down the chance of getting more wrinkles, according to Dr. Jaliman. But think about if snoring and sleep apnea is worth it, these two sleeping cons increase while sleeping in any of the back sleeping positions.
Position - People sleeping in the Starfish Position sleep on their back with both arms around a pillow.
Personality - according to the sleep study, people in this sleeping position are often great friends and tend to be that person you go to to vent and know you this person is accountable and there for you.
Health Benefit - Again this position can help decrease wrinkles, decrease acne, and is comfortable for the back. Be sure to move around position in order to decrease shoulder nerve pain.
What Mattress Is Suggested : Extra Firm Mattress
Option 1: Heartnest Vegan Option
The HeartNest Vegan mattress is design naturally with 3 inches of GOLS certified organic latex, certified organic hemp and a 2 inch foundation of certified organic coconut fiber. The 2 inches of 1300 individual micro coils added to the natural layers combine to provide unparalleled support and the best pressure resistance on the market.
Option 2: Moonlight Mattress With Quilted Organic
The Moonlight has 8 inches of GOLS certified Dunlap latex + coconut coir to add firmness and support. The Futon Shop suggests adding all 4 layers to be firm or all three layers to be firm with the top layer medium firm. Choosing the latex mattress customized with firm layers creates a perfectly designed extra firm mattress that prevents hyperextension of your lumbar area.
The best option while sleeping on your stomach is to sleep on a soft wool pillow.
Position - People in the Freefall position sleep on their stomach holding onto a pillow, with their head turned to one side.
Personality - people who sleep in the FreeFall sleep position are can be outgoing and at times arrogant, but also often avoid criticism because they can be oversentive.
Health Benefit - According to Spinal-Health.com, sleeping in the FreeFall Position relieves pain from a herniated lumbar disc, specifically the paracentral disc herniation.
The Futon Shop Suggests The Heartnest and the Moonlight designed with extra firm comfort as the suggested mattress options for Stomach Sleepers because it is designed with the most durable ingredients. Doctors, chiropractors, and most medical professionals all agree that firmer is better. According to sleepassociation.org, when it comes to sleeping on your back, although not preferable, the best solution is: “Thе mattress shouldn’t соnfоrm tоо muсh tо уоur body ѕhаре, ѕо уоur ѕtоmасh dоеѕn’t ѕіnk into it and causes your spine tо bеnd unnаturаllу.”
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