Saturday, May 22, 2010

May 22,2010

Destination: High Peaks, Nipple Top and Dial
Miles hiked: 13
Time: 7 hours
Hikers: Andrew, Teddy and Katie
Number of snowballs thrown at me: Don't know they all flew at me when I came around the corner.
Hardest point: probably going down.
Most memorable..."Alice Paul!,"... "Hey, anyone want to eat more food," (all of us packed too much food on the trip.) Beating both the guys to the top of Dial.
Person who should have been on hike: Jackie!
View from the top: Amazing!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sleeping and Personalities

I came across this information and found it kind of interesting. So I am wondering how true this research really is? Does how you sleep, really show your personality? lol you never thought what you did in your sleep reveals things about who you are? haha, well...I wounder, seems I talk in my sleep might be scary to know what I reveal unconsciously. :P
I find that I am a person who rotates from sleeping in the starfish to the fetus position, depending on how cold/hot I am. the Personality traits with both positions are pretty true of my-self interestingly enough. :p
The log and soldier positions fascinate me. Who would find those positions comfortable is beyond me, but I guess every one is entitled to their sleep.
so what do you think? The way a person sleeps turns out to show something about their personality. Maybe a new trend of getting to know people is just by watching to see how they sleep. :p

"Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, says that a study of 1,000 Brits revealed that the six most common sleeping positions are indicative of personality types.

If this sounds ridiculous (and honestly, I'd love to see information on this study and the analysis fleshed out further than any of the reports I could find), consider that Idzikowski says it comes down to body language.

"We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us," Idzikowski said. "What's interesting is that the profile behind the posture is often very different from what we would expect."

The research also links certain sleeping positions with health risks. Some aid digestion while others spur on snoring and restlessness.

Here are the six common sleeping positions and correlated personality traits and health implications, according to this study.

* Fetus position - A whopping 41% of participants sleep in this curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to rest like this and it is listed as the most common position. These sleepers are said to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.

* Log position - If you sleep on your side with both arms down, you are a social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible. The study showed 15% of people sleep like a log.

* Yearner position - A close third is the side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body, with 13% of partipants sleeping like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.

* Soldier position - These sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. This 8% study is said to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night's sleep.

* Freefall position - Those people who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side, make up 7% of the population studied. Freefallers are brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism.

* Starfish position - Sleepers who lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow account for 5% of participants. These people are good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention. People who sleep in starfish position are more likely to snore and to suffer from a poor night's sleep more often.

If you think you are one of those people who move through all of these positions, that's not likely to really be the case. Idzikowski said the research reveals most people stay in the same position all night and only 5% lay differently night by night. Also interesting is that the study showed only one in ten people cover their bodies entirely with a blanket, with most people exposing an arm, leg, or both feet.
What does your sleep position reveal about your personality?