Our body says a lot about us — even what we would like to hide. Body language is called “body language”. There are experts who study it. They say that even the postures that we unconsciously take in a dream can indicate something.
Sleep is the only way to complete relaxation
Sleep is a necessary physiological need. It includes many functions, without which normal life and complete relaxation are impossible. He:
- contributes to the processing and storage of the received information,
- restores immunity,
- ensures the removal of waste products from the brain,
- during sleep, the central nervous system analyzes the work of internal organs and normalizes it,
- slow sleep helps to consolidate the studied material,
- REM sleep draws images of subconsciously expected events.
Its duration depends on many factors. These include:
- health status,
- food character,
- degree of fatigue
- external factors (noise level, etc.).
There is a widespread belief that sleep that began before 24:00 is much more beneficial than that that came after midnight, they say, at this time the body begins to relax. However, as a result of scientific research, this judgment has not been confirmed.
What does the body position you take in your sleep say about you?
Many little things can tell about a person, for example, what kind of music he likes, or what style of clothing he prefers. The character of a person who loves to wear jeans and listen to jazz is certainly different from the one who wears classical suits and prefers symphonic music of all kinds. But do we realize that the posture that we most often take during a night’s rest can also tell something interesting about us?
We take postures in a dream unconsciously. Since we are in a state of deep relaxation, we have no control over them. Therefore, they freely express our emotions and what is happening deep inside us, body language experts say. And if you sleep with another person, the position that you take can tell about your relationship with him.
Considering that we spend a third of our lives sleeping (some more, some less), it will be useful to know what each posture that a person takes during a night’s rest means.
Those who sleep on their stomachs
If a person sleeps on his stomach, then, apparently, he is a closed person and prefers not to let strangers into his borders, body language experts say.
The prone position is considered the safest. Although, in terms of health, it is not the best for the respiratory system, since during such a dream the lungs are compressed. Taking this position, the sleeper unconsciously seeks to protect himself from the world. It kind of closes itself with a shell, as turtles do. Speaking about his psyche, we can say that he often prefers to look inside himself than to the outside world.
Position on the back
If a person chooses this position, it means that he is open to the world and feels safe in bed. By the way, animals choose the same position when they feel confident, safe and comfortable. Lying in this position, they open their stomach for all to see.
However, such a position does not only indicate confidence. She also says that we have a cautious person who seeks to control everything. This position in bed allows you to hear everything that happens in the house, and instantly react if something goes wrong. This position will allow a person to immediately jump up and act. He will be able to do this much faster than if he were lying, for example, on his stomach.
A night’s rest in the fetal position (curled up) suggests that the sleeper feels very insecure. Most likely, he needs protection and a sense of security, according to body language experts.
When a person in bed assumes the fetal position in which he was in the womb, for him this is a way to calm down, to protect himself from the outside world, before which he feels emotionally vulnerable. This suggests that he has an internal trauma that he cannot cope with. Curled up in a ball and feeling as if in a mother’s womb, he regains the feeling of absolute security that he then experienced. Complete relaxation for him is possible only in this position.
Those who sleep on their side
This pose is the most comfortable combination of back and stomach positions, so it is considered the most balanced. According to doctors, sleeping on your side is the best for the respiratory system and rest of the whole body. This sleeping position is often adopted by physically active people, such as those involved in sports and fitness.
In general, a nightly rest on one side indicates that a person is quite balanced in life and feels a sense of harmony with the world. He does not need to expose himself to the public, as do those who are used to sleeping on their backs, nor do they need to hide from him, like those who prefer to sleep on their stomachs.
If a person in a dream constantly changes position
Body language always reflects what is happening in a person’s mind and soul, body language experts explain. And this happens unconsciously. Therefore, if a person spins in a dream and constantly changes position, this indicates that he is experiencing internal turmoil. It is not for nothing that people who have many problems and worries often say: “I didn’t sleep well last night and I was spinning all the time.”
But it happens that a person has a calm state of mind, and nothing disturbs him, but he still spins in his sleep. In this case, the frequent change of position may be dictated by his physical condition, doctors say. For example, his hip or knee joint hurts, or his arm hurts, so he looks for a position in which the body will bother him the least. Another option: a person may have a dream in which active actions take place, from which his body will move and change position.
In any case, people always change their body position during sleep, so the position in which you fell asleep is almost always different when you wake up.
What should be the place for a night’s rest?
Night rest is the most important human need. If you do not get enough sleep and do not feel well rested in the morning, this is an occasion to consult a sleep doctor who is a specialist in sleep and wake cycles.
An important condition for a good night’s rest and sound sleep is a comfortable bed. Now orthopedic mattresses are considered one of the best (they are also called anatomical). Thanks to them, the load on the spine is reduced and blood circulation improves throughout the body. These mattresses are developed by doctors who are specialists in the treatment of the back and spine. These mattresses are more expensive than usual, but they are worth it, because, firstly, they give a good rest to the back and spine, and secondly, they provide deep sleep and complete relaxation.