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What position you sleep in can allegedly reveal a lot about you – including your age, profession and education, according to a new study.

A whopping 15,000 people from around the world were surveyed by Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit - analysing and collating their sleeping habits. Here's what the researchers found.

Sleeping on the left

People who typically sleep on their left side are reportedly more likely to have a degree, and are more likely to work in marketing or advertising.

Just over a third of Brits sleep this way, meaning it’s the most popular position - according to the research.

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Sleeping on the right

Sleeping on the right side is the second most common position.

Right-side sleepers are reportedly more likely to work in transport or manufacturing, and possibly be a heavy smoker. The research also claims they're most likely to be between the ages of 35 and 44.

Sleeping on your stomach

The stomach sleeper is a rare breed – only 12 per cent of people surveyed slept this way. The research also claims they are most likely to work in agriculture or fishing, and they consume an average of seven to 10 units of alcohol every day.

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The switcher-upper

One in 10 can’t be confined to any of the above, because they switch it up during the night.

Again, according to the research, these people are more likely to work in utilities, and be female.

HT Metro

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