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Scientists believe the position people sleep can provide an insight into the type of personality that person has. The below positions are the most common:

Log
This sleeping position involves you lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are often described as easy going, social people, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible.

Soldier
This sleeping position involves you lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are often described as being generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but they can be a perfectionist as they set themselves and others high standards.

Foetus
This sleeping position involves you curling up in the foetus position and those people are often described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax.

Yearner
This sleeping position involves you sleeping on your side with both arms out in front. This people are often described as having an open nature, but can be suspicious and cynical. They can be quite indecisive, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it. 

Starfish
This sleeping position involves you lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers are often described as good friend makers 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. 

Freefall
This sleeping position involves you lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. These people can be quite nervous but are also often described as gregarious and hasty. They also don't like criticism, or intense situations.

(source: www.bbc.co.uk)