You’ve heard the phrase "you are what you eat," right? Well, what if I told you, you are how you sleep? There are a million and one studies that will tell you every move you make, every breath you take is a reflection of your personality, and it turns out your sleep position can share some secrets about you, too. One of the most common ways to sleep is on your stomach, so if that's your go-to snooze position, what does sleeping on your stomach mean, exactly? According to my research, there’s a lot of mixed signals.
Herman Fisher, co-founder and inventor of Spoon Sleep, tells Elite Daily that the most popular sleep position is to snooze on your side. Sleeping on your stomach, on the other hand — also known as the “free-fall” position — comes at a close second, Fisher explains. If you’re unfamiliar with this, it’s when a person lies flat on their stomach with their head turned in whichever direction they prefer, with their arms wrapped around and underneath the pillow.
Free-fall is definitely a comfortable position to snuggle up into when you're gearing up for a snooze. But, like everything else, there are pros and cons to sleeping on your stomach in regards to both your physical state and personality traits. Here are a few to look out for.