Does Your Personality Affect How You Sleep?
There are a number of things that can affect your sleeping pattern, whether it be your bedtime or your exercise routine. However, did you know that your personality can impact the way you sleep?
Over time there have been numerous studies that have found links between certain personality traits and sleep patterns.
Your personality, including whether you are introverted or extroverted can affect what time of day you get sleepy, what position you sleep in and the quality of your sleep.
Read on to find out more about what your personality says about how you sleep.
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A number of studies have discovered that extroverts may enjoy a better night’s sleep than introverts.
This is due to the fact that extroverts are more likely to sleep right through the night, uninterrupted and are more likely to have pleasant dreams that they can recall the day after.
On the other hand, introverts are more likely to suffer from bad dreams or even night terrors, which can interrupt sleep and make it hard to rest through the night. This means that it is tougher for them to fall asleep, and when they manage to get to sleep, their sleep quality is significantly worse
To try and combat this, you can try different sleep techniques such as changing your diet or exercise routine, to benefit your sleep.
You may not know that your personality can also affect the position that you sleep in.
There are many different sleeping positions, and it is believed that each one indicates something different about your personality.
An example of this is the theory that if you sleep in a foetus-like position, it can indicate that whilst you may act tough, you are sensitive at heart. Alternatively, if you sleep on your back with your arms at your side, it can indicate that you are a social butterfly and enjoy mixing with different groups of people.
Early bird or night owl
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It could be unsurprising that whether you are an introvert or extrovert can affect what time of the day that you function best.
Studies have found that those who wake up later in the day can be more extroverted, as well as displaying various different ‘darker’ personality traits that are less likely to be found in early birds.
You can of course, take steps to change your sleeping pattern which may make getting up for work in the morning much easier.
Regardless of your personality type, purchasing a made to measure mattress will allow you to design a mattress that matches both your personality and sleeping position. This means that you can get a good rest regardless of what kind of person you are.
For more information on Bespoke Mattresses or other products that make getting a good night’s sleep easier, get in touch with our team of mattress experts who will be delighted to help.
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