When someone asks “What type of sleeper are you?”, you probably respond with either a side, back, or stomach sleeper. Apart from positions, you might reply by saying “Oh, I’m a night owl” or “I’m definitely a morning person.”

New research shows, however, that there are more than just two types of sleep schedules

How many are there? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some say four, while others come up with 10 or more.

One of the most popular and fun ways to categorize sleepers is using different animals. (Definitely our favorite!) Check out the four different animal types to see which type of sleeper you might be.

Which Animal Best Matches Your Sleeping Patterns?

Lions are known as “go getters” because they wake up early in the morning and get most of their tasks done for the day before anyone else wakes up. The downside is that they expend so much energy in the morning that they tend to crash quick and have an early bedtime.

Owls (or “night owls”) are obviously those people that come alive at night. They tend to have a difficult time getting their mind and body moving in the morning, so their most productive times are well after lion sleepers.

Koalas need to sleep. All the time. They always need a full 8-10 hours of sleep at night, and they often welcome naps in the afternoon. Koala sleepers are generally more active during the day and start winding down at night, but they may work at a slower pace regardless.

Hummingbirds have very active minds that are often difficult to shut down at night. They might struggle with insomnia or waking frequently during the night because of stress or worry. Because their minds are always active, they tend to have lots of energy — even if they don’t sleep much.

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No matter which type of animal sleeper you can related to (or if you can related to all four of them), everyone can benefit from our organic wool bedding. At Shepherd’s Dream, we make sure you have the highest quality, chemical-free materials to sleep on that will help you sleep your natural best!

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