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 can have far more of an impact on your personality than you may think. Research carried out by the Premier Inn (among other sources) suggest that your mood, attitude to work and even income is said to be affected by which side of the bed you choose to sleep on.
If nothing goes right, go left
Those who sleep on the left are said to be more cheerful than their right side counterparts. A positive outlook allows lefties to be more capable at dealing with a heavy workload and therefore they are not easily phased by a stressful day. Over a quarter of UK residents believe there is a right and a wrong side to sleep. Furthermore, over 75% of people believe they would not be able to sleep comfortably on the opposite side of the bed. Those who sleep on the left believe they are calmer than their partner in a crisis and are more confident in general – this has a direct correlation with their ability to sustain permanent employment better than their right side counterparts. It is reported that left side sleepers are believed to have a greater level of job satisfaction than right siders. It’s not all bad news for right side sleepers though, it’s cited that most people who sleep on the right generally earn more money.
Is it really that simple?
No, not at all. There are many external reasons that affect your personality and your bed side choice. If you have claustrophobic tendencies, you’ll be less likely to sleep next to a wall. Some partners claim the reasons for their choice relate more to practicality than personality. Being closer to a radiator, further away from outside noise, having a better view of a television, being closer to children or further from a window are all reasons why people choose their side of the bed. It is also said that 10% of couples actually argue about their side of the bed and this can often lead to one party being unhappy about the outcome. After all, you could both be lefties, at least this would explain why the person waking up on the right is grumpier.
It’s the bed that countsSo it would appear that your side of the bed makes a difference to how you feel in the morning. Though the biggest difference of all is the quality of sleep you receive. No one wakes up happy after a broken and interrupted sleep. With a Simba mattress, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the working day. Our hybrid mattress contains up to 2,500 super-light comfort springs which move both vertically and horizontally contouring the shape of your body. And we used data from ten million people including over 180 million body profile points to develop our mattress into the perfect product. Want to get the perfect night’s sleep and always wake up on the right side of the bed? Find out more about our mattress here.
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