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Which side of the bed do you sleep on?

Which side of the bed do you sleep?

In any relationship there is a degree of habit and routine that dictates the course of our daily lives — perhaps your partner is always first in the shower, but you’re the one who makes the tea or coffee in the morning — and then there is the issue of which side of the bed you sleep on.

According to research, those who slip out of the covers on the right are more pessimistic than those who skip out from the left.

Apparently, partners who sleep on the right are likely to get out of the wrong side of the bed, a study has revealed.

They are also 3% more likely to dislike their job which makes them 7% more likely to be grumpy in the morning.

By comparison, those who sleep on the left have a 10% more positive outlook on life and are 8% more likely enjoy their job which makes them spring out of bed in a good mood.

The survey of 1,000 adults by bed maker Sealy UK found loners who prefer their own company prefer sleeping on the right while those with a large circle of friends plump for the left.

Neil Robinson, Sealy’s sleep expert, said: “While the margins are small, the research certainly highlights an interesting trend – could it be possible that the left side of bed is the ‘right’ side?

“For many co-habiting couples this may prove problematic – with each side of the bed a fiercely guarded territory, changing from right to left may not be that easy.”

Almost a quarter of the nation is convinced there is a wrong side of the bed and more than 75 per cent of Brits are so stuck in their sleeping routine that they would find it strange to sleep on the other side of the bed.

What is your view? Which side of the bed do you sleep on? Are you flexible and can you change sides? What happens when you go on holiday? Or are you happy not sharing your bed with anyone at all?

 

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?

1756 people have already voted, what's your opinion? The Left Side The Right Side

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McGilchrist
20th Mar 2020
0
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According to history, Inn Keepers used to push the left side of the bed against the wall so you could only get in the right side. The left side was considered sinister from the latin. Really hard luck if you were left handed.
Dani
11th Mar 2020
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After three years of widowhood I still sleep on my ‘own’ side of the bed. I’ve made a conscious effort to migrate but it hasn’t happened. I also still fling a limb out to reach for my husband, and wake with a shock when no one is there. I wonder sometimes if this is the norm.
Eurodisney
9th Mar 2020
0
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Start on the left, move to the middle and wake up somewhere.
SnapperStephen
9th Feb 2020
1
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At home I'm on the left while my wife is on the right. It depends when we are on holiday, she has this thing about being farthest from the door!
NDW57
3rd Feb 2020
1
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The side of the bed my wife doesn't sleep on!
Fergal3943
30th Jan 2020
1
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I often wonder if there is any validity in this survey?
SallyC36
27th Jan 2020
2
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I used to sleep on the L side but since my husband died, I sleep one week on the L and the next on the R, Saves on washing
Gwyneth Young
27th Jan 2020
2
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I sleep alone in the middle of a double bed!
CoffeeCake
26th Jan 2020
1
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I enjoy the entire length and breadth of my king sized bed
Willam
21st Jan 2020
1
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Wilf
21st Jan 2020
1
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Whichever side my wife tells me to sleep on-she is the boss!
SueC62
21st Jan 2020
1
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Being single I have the luxury of sleeping in which ever part of the bed I choose; generally middle towards which ever side is nearest the door.
PAW68
19th Jan 2020
2
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I am always closest the door no matter where we are, which happens to be the right side at home.
SnapperStephen
9th Feb 2020
0
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That is how it is with us!
Yodama
19th Jan 2020
2
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I am flexible.
I sleep on whichever side is nearest to the door.
Can't see how they can judge your personality by which side you choose to sleep on.
GabriellaW
19th Jan 2020
2
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I have to sleep on the right side as my partner has arthritis in all his joints, he if he needs to get up and go to the loo in the middle of the night he can without waking me up lol
Krazee
19th Jan 2020
2
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I know this is a study of several people but, in my home I sleep on the right & I am definitely the more optimistic of the 2 of us. My Hubster is even called "Grumpy" instead of granddad by our 3 Grandchildren. 🙂
JoolyC
19th Jan 2020
2
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It feels wrong for me to sleep on the right side of the bed. I always get the left side when we go on holiday. Never really thought about it before. Not sure about Sealys findings though, my hubby is the party animal
Margaret Hart
18th Jan 2020
2
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When my husband and I shared a bed I slept on the left side looking. Down. Now I am in. My own double bed I sleep in the middle or on the right quite simply because I must be able to get to the bathroom quickly which is also one of the reasons we have separate rooms.
GordB
18th Jan 2020
2
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PaulRad
18th Jan 2020
1
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I sleep on the right side because my wife likes to sleep on the left, I can sleep on either side and I like to have my wife there beside me.
Yagala
18th Jan 2020
1
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Depending where and how my bed is placed in the bed room, I sleep close to the door as in the past my wife was concerned in a hotel room might try to disturb us when we were sleeping, and close to the door means that I am close and quick to deal with the trouble.
Schnobe
18th Jan 2020
1
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On the right - it’s closer to the bathroom!
ecarg
18th Jan 2020
2
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A rare perk of being single sleeping on any side of the bed you fancy moving to the cool side on a hot summers night bliss.
Ian123
17th Jan 2020
1
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Left side and inflexible.
Alexisthecat
17th Jan 2020
1
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I have to sleep on the left hand side as when i first go to bed if i try and sleep on the right hand side i get awful neck pains and my right arm really hurts
But in the last few hours before waking I can turn over and the pains seem to disappear don't know why this happens
Perhaps some readers may have the answer
RogerO
17th Jan 2020
1
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In he middle of a single size bed.
Jankel
17th Jan 2020
1
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Yes exactly nanabet48, same here.
nanabet48
17th Jan 2020
7
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It depends on how you 'view' the bed. Standing at the foot and looking towards the headboard, I sleep on the left but when lying in bed I'm on the right - best of both worlds 😉
Lionel
17th Jan 2020
2
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Billythequiche
17th Jan 2020
2
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I have never given it much thought, always have.
GuyJ
17th Jan 2020
1
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Lying jn the bed I'm on the right side.
When we go on holiday my other half is usually nearest the bathroom and I the window.

I don't mind which side of the bed, on my own the middle or diagonal as I'm quite tall, head still to right side though.
Munsterlander
17th Jan 2020
2
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We sleep in separate rooms as the wife snores like a train and I cannot sleep.
GuyJ
17th Jan 2020
2
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Has she got sleep apnoea?
This is a life threatening condition if left untreated as the person actually stops breathing between snores which is a gasp for breath.
Most people with this may feel headache, kranky and tired throughout the day because of the oxygen deprivation and poor quality of sleep.

I snore but my partner she used to listen to the rhythm and it helped her to sleep.

Also check your pillows and quantity as this may be closing the airway and causing the snoring.
Billythequiche
17th Jan 2020
1
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I used to snore dreadfully. I have got sleep apnoea, I was prescribed a CPAP machine. A couple of nights to get used to it, then blissful, silent sleep and no tiredness.
Wessex Wanderer
17th Jan 2020
2
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The right side is nearest the bathroom....
MrsPat
17th Jan 2020
3
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The left side which is nearest the phone and most comfortable for me.

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