Could You Be Sleeping on the Wrong Side of the Bed?

Could You Be Sleeping on the Wrong Side of the Bed?

Linda Ly
Mar 27, 2012

I've heard of getting up on the wrong side of the bed before, but can you actually go to sleep on the wrong side? Yes, if you believe a new study that shows the side you choose to sleep on correlates with your mood and personality.

Conducted by Premier Inn, a hotel chain in the United Kingdom, the survey of 3,000 Britons found that those who sleep on the left (from the vantage point of lying on your back, looking at the ceiling) are generally more cheery than their right-side counterparts. Lefties wake up in better moods. They tend to be more positive and capable of handling heavy workloads and stress. They also have more confidence and believe that they are calmer than their partner in a crisis. A good 31% of lefties say they love their job, compared to just 18% of righties.

But that's not to say you're doomed if you sleep on (or just happened to be pushed over to) the right side; righties tend to earn more money than their left counterparts. Perhaps all that work is to blame for their less than chipper moods.

Analyzing my own setup with my partner, I sleep on the right and he sleeps on the left. But two years ago in our old house, we slept on opposite sides. It seems I only swapped sides in the new house to be closer to my dresser. When we travel, I always like to sleep next to a window or a nightstand, whichever side that may be. And I still wake up in a good mood!

Seems this study may just be a bunch of drivel, as the Brits say. Or is it?

Read More: You CAN get up on the wrong side of the bed: Sleeping on left "makes you more cheerful and positive" at Daily Mail

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