What do sleeping poses say?

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What do sleeping poses say?
What do sleeping poses say?

The position of the body in a dream and the relationship with the character. How men and women sleep. The meaning of sleepy poses for two. Sleep positions are specific body positions for falling asleep and resting for a long time. They characterize the character of the person, her fears and experiences. They can be very diverse and depend on the conditions in which you have to sleep.

What doctors say about sleep

Sleep phases

Night sleep restores strength after daytime wakefulness. A strong, healthy night's rest is needed and should be regular. If a person is deliberately deprived of it, health deteriorates sharply. Speech becomes uncertain, limbs tremble, consciousness is lost. As a result, it is fatal. This was well known in antiquity. No wonder one of the most sophisticated torture methods was sleep deprivation.

Without it, you can live only a few days, a maximum of a week. Without food and water, a person will last more. The Guinness Book of Records recorded a case when an Australian lived for 18 days.

Doctors believe that sleep is a natural psychophysical state of the body, when the brain continues its activity, and all reactions to external stimuli are slowed down. There are two phases of sleep - slow and fast, different in time and alternating cyclically.

Each cycle has 4 periods of slow (deep) sleep and one fast sleep. In the deep phase, activity decreases markedly: breathing becomes loud and rare, movements slow down, and body temperature drops. At this time, significant changes occur: new cells and tissues are created and restored, energy is accumulated in the body. That is why when a person slept normally, a surge of fresh energy is felt.

The REM sleep phase is also called paradoxical. A person is relaxed, constrained in movement (only the pupils of the eyes under the eyelids move quickly), and the brain works. Research has shown that brain centers produce alpha waves just like during wakefulness. During this period, dreams are vivid, if the sleeping person is awakened, he can tell his dreams in detail.

In the paradoxical stage, the information received during the day is ordered, assimilated, and the energy accumulated in the slow period of "sleeping" is distributed in the body. It is believed that REM sleep is significantly more important than slow sleep. A violent awakening at this time is detrimental to health.

The duration of normal healthy sleep varies at different ages. To fully recover, children and adolescents need 10 hours of sleep, an adult under 64 years old is enough 8 hours, the elderly sleep a little less. It all depends on individual characteristics.

Unlike physicians, psychologists believe that sleep is on the verge of the real and the surreal. This is a transition to the unconscious, when the inner depths of one's “I” open, filled with unfulfilled desires, phobias and prohibitions, fantastically mixed with real life events. It is not for nothing that all peoples have beliefs and legends associated with the interpretation of dreams.

In ancient Greece, it was believed that dreams are false and prophetic. The god of dreams Morpheus (the son of the god of sleep Hypnos) had a double gate as a symbol. Some are for unrighteous, absurd dreams, and others for truthful ones. It was believed that he took the form of a person, whom he entered at night and could imitate his speech.

There are many dream books with "reliable" interpretation of dreams. For example, if an acquaintance dreamed, it could be a pleasant meeting. A quarrel with him is a nuisance, and making friendship with a new person is a source of wealth.

This interpretation of dreams can be perceived with a smile.However, it is worth listening to psychologists how they interpret postures during sleep. Taken unconsciously during a night's rest, they tell a lot about a person, reveal his character.

It's important to know! Sleep postures depend on the conditions in which the person sleeps. Often they are forced, and therefore unnatural. They cannot be used to judge the character of a person.

The meaning of postures during sleep

Poses during sleep

The meaning of the pose in a dream is important, as it allows you to understand the nature of the sleeper. He involuntarily takes a position that corresponds to his personal qualities. Sigmund Freud and his followers also spoke about this. German psychoanalyst Samuel Dunkell in his book Sleeping Poses. Nocturnal body language”made a detailed analysis of various“figures”of a person in a dream and tried to connect them with character and actions.

In a dream, a person cannot be in one position all the time, he changes it up to 30 times per night. This is when a healthy person, an illness or a stressful situation makes you turn around in bed, take various even completely uncomfortable positions much more often. In this state, it is impossible to tell what the sleep postures are talking about. Is it just about ill health.

A person has no more than 10 basic sleep poses, others only copy them with one or another nuance. All of them tell about the character of the person, her relationship with the outside world. In some cases, they can even warn of a developing disease.

For example, if in the "royal" position a person began to sleep with his hands thrown over his head, this may indicate heart problems. In this case, a specialist consultation is required.

A person changes body positions several times during night rest, and in order to determine what sleep postures mean, you need to carefully study them all. If there are many of them, the more difficult the character will be.

There are many different sleeping positions, but they all boil down to ten basic ones, although there are quite exotic ones. The most common sleeping positions include:

  • Fetal Pose… The body is on its side and curled up at the top of the bed, facing away from the wall. The knees are bent and pulled up to the chin. Hands cover the legs. This peculiar defensive posture speaks of vulnerability, defenselessness and dependence. A person is not able to independently solve his life problems. This position of the body intuitively reminds of warmth and comfort, the safety of the fetus in the womb.
  • "Semi-embryo" or common… It differs from the "fetus" position in that the legs are bent without the desire to pull them up to the chin. Many people sleep this way. Moreover, right-handers "rent" the right side, and left-handers like to "lay down" the left. In this position, you sleep well and it is convenient to roll over from side to side. The pose suggests that a person is completely self-sufficient, adapted to life and has a sound mind.
  • "Royal" pose… When they sleep on their backs, and their arms are along the body. Legs are extended and spread without tension. Characterizes people who have always been in the spotlight as a child. Their character is strong and persistent, purposeful. They can be rude and persistent in achieving their goal. Leaders in all endeavors are always confident in their abilities, punctual and reasonable, do not give in to anxiety, feel protected. A variation is the "mountain" pose. When one or two legs are raised and bent at the knees, they seem to cover an intimate place. Characterizes a person with high self-esteem, fastidious in sex.
  • "Outstretched"… On the stomach, face down. The arms are above the head, the legs are extended, and the feet are apart. The whole bed is completely covered by the body. This posture characterizes a person who is easily vulnerable, avoiding accidents and surprises. Control, diligence and conscientiousness are the main character traits of such people who love to live in a predictable world.
  • "Star"… The sleeper occupies the middle of the bed, with his face or back of his head resting on a pillow. Hands are spread wide.One gets the impression that he has firmly grasped his personal territory and does not want to give it to anyone. Such a person is characterized in life as a person with high self-esteem, rude and domineering, although a vulnerable, notorious soul can be hidden under the guise of assertiveness. Sometimes this is evidence of an ongoing problem. Let's say someone is trying to invade privacy, into "forbidden territory." And in a dream, a person intuitively protects his independence and freedom. Another nuance - an unusual surge of strength, a sense of success.
  • Soldier pose… Sleep on your back, arms along your outstretched legs. A kind of projection of a soldier on the parade ground, an inner shackled, notorious. Such a person is laconic and secretive. In her actions, she is unhurried, in her judgments she is straightforward to the point of harshness, exacting to herself and others.
  • "Philosophical" pose… The head is on a pillow under the back of the hand, the eyes are directed upward. Sleep on the back, but sometimes the body is on its side, and the arms remain in the same position. The impression is that even in a sleepy state, a person solves some important problem. This posture is inherent in prudent people, inclined to make deep conclusions. They are practical and slow, can be withdrawn and shy in communication.
  • "Cross"… One arm is extended, the other is lowered, the legs are also in different positions, for example, the right one is bent, and the left is straightened. Similarity to a runner who rushed from the start. Psychoanalysts believe that this indicates disorder. Such people are not assembled in life, they are always late, because of this they have constant problems at work. They do not particularly rely on them in serious matters; they often quit their occupation without completing it.
  • Normal posture… When sleeping on its side, the legs are together and slightly bent, one arm is on the chest or extended along the leg, the other can be under the pillow. Even if in a dream they turn over on the other side, the configuration of the position remains the same. This is how most people sleep. Pose means openness, the ability to fit into new living conditions, which indicates sociability, the ability to communicate, be cheerful and spontaneous.
  • "Heron bird"… A variation of the normal sideways pose, but the bent leg forms a triangle, touching a straight line to the other. Such a situation in a dream characterizes people who are capricious, with an unstable, changeable mood, when apathy alternates with periods of activity. The heron is believed to have an effect on sexuality. A bent leg from above means a weak libido, but if it is from below, passion does not "slumber".
  • "Log"… The body is on the side, and the arms are along the straight legs. Means openness and good nature. The person is sociable and trusting. Finds new friends easily. Assertive in solving his affairs, trying to complete them. If burned on his innocence, he can become a cynic and selfish.

Sleep in a position that is comfortable for you and maximizes sleep enjoyment. The main thing is to get enough sleep. At the same time, it is worth listening to the interpretation of body positions, but still this is not reliable scientific knowledge. The first marker here is your personal feelings.

It's important to know! The proverb says that "kings sleep on their backs, sages sleep on their sides, and rich men sleep on their stomachs." But sleep during the night can be alternately in these three positions. This does not guarantee that such a person lives on a royal scale and is wise, like Solomon.

What sleep poses tell you about

Sleep poses and character are closely interrelated, most of them are interpreted in the same way for the stronger and weaker sex. Let's say someone who sleeps on his back is considered a calm and balanced person, an optimist in life. But since there are still fundamental differences in the male and female character, they also affect some poses during sleep. Some are characteristic only of men, others are characteristic only of women.

Male sleep postures

Poses of men during sleep

Most young people sleep on their sides with different variations of arms and legs. However, there are certain poses of men's dreams that ladies need to know in order to make the right impression about their chosen one.There are not so many of them, but they give a vivid characteristic to the representative of the stronger sex.

The most significant of them will be:

  1. Crab pose… When a guy sleeps tightly, with clenched fists. This indicates aggressiveness and anxiety. It is possible that there are troubles at work or in communication, for example, with friends. Subconsciously, this affects during sleep. Here only a heart-to-heart conversation with a lover of the "crab" pose will help to find a way out of his disturbing situation.
  2. Tortoise position… A variation of the "fetus" posture with the only difference that the head is pressed into the shoulders. This indicates anxiety and suspiciousness, self-doubt. Such a man needs support and home comfort.
  3. Octopus pose… Sleep on your side or on your stomach, a sheet between your legs, your arms are scattered, your hands can be under the pillow. This sleeping position characterizes an extremely insecure person with low self-esteem. Easily vulnerable, sensitive to statements addressed to her. Such a person needs to be constantly reassured, to say something pleasant to him.

It's important to know! Sleep poses can tell a lot about their owner. Taken seriously, they can help your man overcome his troubling problems.

Female sleep postures

Poses of women during sleep

Poses of a woman in a dream are the same as for men, they speak of strong and weak character traits. However, there are a few rather exotic ones, inherent only to the female sex and described by Dr. Samuel Dunkell in his book Sleeping Poses. Nocturnal body language."

Consider these unusual female sleep positions. These are:

  • Gymnast pose… The woman sleeps half-sitting, with a pillow under her back. The legs are raised and clasped with hands, as if covering an intimate place. Such an uncomfortable position for sleeping indicates problems with intimacy. She does not want him and, as it were, shuts herself off from him.
  • "Lotus"… Also a sedentary dream, however, the legs are folded in the lotus position, the head is bowed to the knees. The pose indicates an open character and defenselessness in front of external circumstances. An intuitive desire to leave, to protect yourself from your problems.
  • Pose "cats"… Sleep on your back, legs extended. One hand, clenched into a fist, with a sheet wrapped around it, is pressed to the chest, the other is extended over the head, the fingers are open and bent. As if ready to bite into an invisible enemy. Such an unusual situation speaks of anxiety and a willingness to defend oneself even in a dream.
  • "Butterfly"… It's hard to sleep like that, but some exalted people love this position. When the belly is on the sheet, the back is raised, the arms are outstretched to the sides or extended over the head, and the legs are apart. Quite an exotic pose, characterizes the creative nature, readiness for new meetings, emphasizes sexual liberation.

It's important to know! Unusual postures of women in a dream speak of solitude and unwillingness to enter into intimate contact with men. But they may testify that the person is rather liberated and creative.

Joint poses while sleeping together

Joint poses of men and women during sleep

Poses in a couple's dream can be different, but all can be called "poses of happiness." Because they belong to two loving hearts, reveal their passionate love and craving for each other. There are plenty of sleep options for two, but there are three main ones, most young couples strive for them. When He and She, embracing, show their tenderness and desire to always be together.

For a couple, the most common sleep positions are:

  1. Double "semi-embryo" ("spoon" pose)… When both lie on their side in the same direction, the legs are slightly bent. If intertwined, they emphasize the desire of lovers to be one, never to part. When his foot is on top - the willingness to dominate the relationship. Hugs from the back - feels like a leader and protector. The tighter the hug, the stronger the feelings. She is behind and wraps her arms around him - this is the desire to protect her man from trouble. The pose is considered erotic, an impulse for sexual harmony.With age, feelings cool down, a man and a woman often turn their backs to each other or completely sleep separately.
  2. "Face to face"… Both lie on their sides, huddled closely. The legs and arms are intertwined, they literally breathe one into the face. The erotic posture speaks of the endless trust of partners. In this state, they often fall asleep after physical intimacy, but it is difficult to sleep like this all night long, the position has to be changed. However, for many couples it persists for a long time, which indicates uncooled feelings.
  3. "Hugs on the back"… The most comfortable for two, as it allows you to sleep well and does not bring any hesitation. Has many options. The partner, as a rule, sleeps on his back, she is in the same position or on her stomach, side. The head is on his chest or arm. He hugs her. Pose means that the man is leading in a pair, wants to possess and protect his girlfriend. She completely trusts him, agrees to his leadership. But if in the arms of her arms are stretched up, this means that she is jealous and will toughly defend her rights to him.

It's important to know! For a couple, all the poses in a dream are good, but each chooses the most suitable one for herself. One that corresponds to the inner motives. The main thing here is to wake up well-slept and in a good mood after a "close" sleep together. And not with a thought: "With a sweet (sweet) and in a hut paradise, but I want to sleep all the time." What do the poses say during sleep - look at the video:

Sleep poses are an indicator of a state of mind. It is not without reason that psychoanalysts began to study them in order to explain the nature of the personality using them. However, it is worth remembering that all this does not have a strict scientific justification, but lies in the area that can be attributed to the rubric “this is interesting”. So sleep to your health in the position that you think is most convenient for you. The main thing is that sleep is healthy.

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