The phrase ‘to sleep on it’ is common amongst Brits who have had a tough day, and a report out today reveals the position we sleep in reflects our mood, stress level and even personality, with the most common way of sleeping being The Foetal position (58%), reflecting we are subconsciously trying to de-stress in our sleep.
The Sleep-o-Scopes research, carried out by the UK’s best loved budget hotel chain*, Premier Inn, alongside leading British body language expert, Robert Phipps, unveiled The Log as the second most common sleeping position with 28% of Brits saying they sleep straight with their arms and legs by their side. The report highlights that sleeping in such a rigid position can lead to individuals being very stubborn and set in their ways.
Despite, over half of the nation sleeping in a way that shows they are stressed, a quarter say they sleep on their side with their arms stretched out [The Yearner], meaning they are constantly on the hunt for new challenges to try and reach for their dreams.
Not only are our sleeping positions revealing we are stressed, but also that we are anxious and feeling out of control, with 17% saying they sleep on their front with their arms above their head in The Freefaller.
Premier Inn spokesperson, Claire Haigh, says, “Many people read their horoscopes, but we wanted to give our guests a more unique way to look at how their day might turn out by looking at how they sleep. We have worked with Robert to develop ‘sleep-o-scopes’ and were shocked that the research revealed just how stressed we are as a nation.
“It is important we try and wind down after a long day and get a good night’s rest so we wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. Many of us experience a number of stressful things during the day and we offer a Good Night Guarantee to ensure our guests get the best possible sleep regardless of the day they have had.”
Robert Phipps, Britain’s leading body language expert[i], comments, “We all know a good night’s sleep sets you up for the following day but I don’t think many people realise that the position they sleep in can determine how they will feel when they wake up for the day ahead.
“We have looked at four of the most common sleeping positions and developed Sleep-o-Scopes by looking at what the body language tells us about how you’re feeling when you sleep and how that can affect the new day ahead from the moment you wake up.”
Like predictions read from the stars and the moon, Premier Inn’s Sleep-o-Scopes are open to interpretation and rely on other influencing factors, but hope to give guests an interesting insight to their day.
Whether guests wake up in The Foetal, The Log, Yearner or Freefaller Premier Inn offers all guests a ’Good Night Guarantee’ – which means if guests are not 100% satisfied with their stay they can request a full refund. Premier Inn is so committed to its philosophy that everyone deserves a great night’s sleep, that they recently invested £70 million into refurbishing c. 13,000 rooms.