Man Says He and His Wife Switch What Side of the Bed They Sleep On, Causing a Twitter Meltdown

published Mar 30, 2019
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When it comes to our homes, people tend to have strong opinions. Millennials are abandoning their top sheets. People argue about whether or not you should keep your toaster on the counter or in the cupboards. Just recently, people online were debating about how many towels people need in their homes, and the results were varied. But the newest heated debate on Twitter has to do with what side of the bed you sleep on.

Twitter user Steve O’Rourke is at the heart of this online debate. It all started when he shared on Twitter that he and his wife switch which side of the bed they sleep on some nights. For most people who share their bed, this is taboo. You have a set spot and you sleep there for the rest of your life. But for Steve and his wife, this isn’t the case.

After he shared the initial tweet, it went viral and people were on the attack. People were quick to share their disgust and upset over this practice.

One Twitter accused him of not being a human:

While another Twitter user was shocked to be surprised by what people get up to in bed:

This user revealed their wife’s favorite position in bed:

Steve got so many responses on Twitter, he felt the need to add some clarification. He wrote this in another tweet:

Feel like I need to point out the following:

1. First one in chooses

2. We’ve never disagreed over it

3. We move pillows and books as we move

4. We don’t change every single night

5. Neither of us are aliens

Now, what side of the bed you sleep on does have some impact on your sleep health. According to a survey done by mattress company Saatva, 54% of people prefer to sleep on the right side of the bed. On average, most people reported that they have slept on the same side of the bed for over 17 years. 75% of respondents found that sleeping near an outlet is of great importance to them, everyone needs to charge their devices! 62% of people would not change what side of the bed they sleep on, which makes sense, as the study also showed that most Americans who have slept on the same side of the bed for 20+ years do wake up more energized.

What side of the bed do you sleep on? Would you be offended if your S.O. suggested you switch sides for the night, or would you be open to changing it up for a night?