What your side of the bed says about you
Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? You may be surprised to learn this is actually a thing - and it can have far more of an impact on your day than you may think.
The side of the bed you choose to sleep on might also say things about your personality. In fact, research suggests that your mood, attitude to work and even income could be predicted by which side of the bed you choose to sleep on.
So what’s the deal, and why do we always choose sides?
What does ‘the wrong side of the bed’ mean?
Put simply, ‘waking up on the wrong side of the bed’ means that you’re grumpier than usual. Most of us have been told it at some point in our lives, and we know exactly what it means.
However, nobody’s entirely sure where the phrase came from. There are a few good theories, though. Lots of old superstitions claim the left side of everything is unluckier than the right; in Ancient Rome, it was even frowned upon to get out of the left side of bed, as it might ruin the rest of your day.
If that’s the case, the famous phrase might have evolved because we incorrectly thought the opposite of right was wrong, instead of left. We’ll probably never know.
In any case, it turns out that you really can get out of the wrong side of the bed. That’s because if we sleep on a side that’s different to usual, we might not sleep as well (after all, we are creatures of habit). And of course, sleeping badly is a surefire way to make us feel grumpy.
People who sleep on the left
According to research, people who sleep on the left are likely to be more cheerful than their right side counterparts.
A positive outlook allows lefties to be more capable at dealing with a heavy workload, w