There's an olde saying 'a rich man sleeps on his stomach, a king on his back, and a wise man on his side'. I recently experienced some back pain and I gotta say my favorite sleep position is whichever one doesn't hurt like h*ll!. When I'm not experiencing backaches I tend to sleep on alternating sides (the so-called 'log' position), but according to various SO's over the years am told I occasionally sleep on my back as well (and consequently rattle the windows with snoring).
Pop psychologists seem to have taken an interest in this whole sleep postion business and have found the following correlations between sleep positions and personality (suggest you read the results carefully and order your life accordingly ).
I've heard about other (odder) sleep positions than the aforementioned (e.g. the 'sphynx' - sleep facing downwards on knees with arms extended over head!), but that partial list gives a reasonable cross section of the 'normal' sleeping positions.Fetal Position (41%) Curled up on your side, holding the pillow. The most popular sleeping position, this one was favored by 51% of the women in the study. The personality of these sleepers tends to be shy and sensitive, though they may present a tough exterior to the world.
Soldier Position (8%) Flat on your back with arms at your sides. Indicates a quiet and reserved personality who sets high standards.
Starfish Position (5%) Lying on your back with arms and legs outstretched. Indicates a good listener who makes friends easily, but prefers not to be the center of attention.
Freefall Position (7%) Flat on your stomach with arms at the head or ears. Indicates a brash and gregarious exterior who may inwardly be nervous and sensitive to criticism.
Log Position (15%) On your side with legs outstretched and arms at your sides. Indicates a social, easygoing personality.
Yearner Position (13%) Similar to the log, but with arms outstretched. Said to indicate a suspicious and cynical personality.
How about you, what position do you tend to sleep in? Also, are you a snorer - or worse, do you have a snorer for an SO?