Di is our temporary host for Truthful Tuesday and this is her question this week.
“Research released today has shown that there is such a thing as a right and wrong side of the bed. Those who have a tendency to migrate to the left of a double bed are apparently happier than their ‘right’ counterparts. The study of 3,000 adults found that that those who sleep on the left are generally more cheerful, but they are also more positive and capable of tackling heavy workloads and a stressful day ahead.”
MailOnline report on 22 Dec 2011
So, my question this week is:
Which side of the bed do you prefer to sleep on?
I had never heard of this research and I wonder how they conduct it? In any case it does not apply to me as I now sleep in a single bed.
Back when I shared a Queen and later a King bed, I think that at different times I slept on both sides. I am now trying to visualise our bedrooms in the three places that David and I lived together and what way the beds faced.
I think that for a large amount of the time I slept on the right-hand side. I don’t recall how we came up with this arrangement in the first place. I do recall that we did swap one time because I had a strained shoulder and lying on it was uncomfortable so I asked David if we could change sides. Later it became about where the power points were located as David needed one for his CPAP machine.
Before I bought my current bed, I slept in the Queen bed in the spare room for a while after David got sick. In that bed I think I favoured the left but mostly because the right-hand side was a bit close to the wall so getting out on the left was easier.
I don’t know if I am less cheerful or able to cope than those who favour a particular side of the bed. I would want to know what those 3,000 people had in common. It might have been coincidence.
Interesting research! I am on the left side but sleep on my right side. Wonder what that means? At least with a single bed you want have to worry about it!
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No, I don’t. I wonder if they took into account what side you actually lie on.
Thanks for joining in Vanda.
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