Does the way you sleep really make a difference in how well you sleep? I mean can you get more sleep if you are a side sleeper? Or a back sleeper? Can this really be a thing?

Well there has been studies done on this exact thing. Is it possible that people who sleep on their back fall asleep faster? Well yes that is true. Never fear you side sleepers because you end up getting the most sleep.

These studies have shown that people who sleep on their backs take an average of 20 minutes and 6 seconds to actually fall asleep. Once they get to dreamland they end up averaging only 5 hours and 17 minutes of good ol' sleep per night. People who sleep on their backs are more likely to consider themselves as "early birds". They are also the ones that tend to be sleepwalkers and the ones guilty of talking in their sleep.

Maybe you are more of a person who sleeps on their side. If so you on average take 23 minutes and 53 seconds to drift off to dreamland. It may take you a bit longer to fall asleep but you get the most quality sleep. Side sleepers get 5 hours and 47 minutes of beauty sleep. So you are adding an extra 30 minutes to your sleep schedule. Side sleepers tend to be more of the night owl type.

If you find yourself among those stomach sleepers you take a little longer to fall asleep. On average it takes you 22 minutes and 31 seconds to fall asleep. You end up getting 5 hours and 39 minutes of sleep per night. Stomach sleepers don't really feel like an early bird or a night owl.

How do you sleep at night? Do these classifications seem right to you for your sleep style? Comment below.

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