Truthful Tuesday: 18 January


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.

King sized bed. This would take up most of my current bedroom

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.

This is where I slept while David was in hospital
This is what I replaced the Queen bed with

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.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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