The psychology behind which side of the bed you sleep on – Yahoo Lifestyle UK

Turns out there is a right side of the bed to sleep on. (Getty Images)

The world is divided into two camps – those who sleep on the left and those who sleep on the right side of the bed and most of us wouldn’t dream of switching sides.

And rightly so, considering new research has revealed there is indeed a correct side of the bed to sleep on.

The Sleep Charity has revealed new data for National Bed Month revealing how to determine the right side of the bed for you.

The data, compiled for National Bed Month, from a survey of 2,000 UK adults by The Sleep Charity and National Bed Federation, revealed that men are more accommodating than women when it comes to choosing a side of the bed.

Turns out there’s some chivalry involved in choosing a side of the bed with 36% of men letting their partner choose which side they’d like to sleep on, compared to just 22% of women.

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Interestingly men tend to opt for the left hand side of the bed, while women were found to be creatures of habit, with over half (54%) choosing their side of the bed simply because they have always slept on that side.

Other reasons for opting for one side over the other include their partner’s preference (36%) and closeness to the bedroom door (24%).

Men were also revealed to be more superstitious sleepers than women, with 15% of men saying they are guided by superstition when choosing their sleeping side, compared to just 10% of women.

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Choosing a side of the bed based on superstitions is also more commonplace in younger adults, with a third of 18–24-year-olds doing so.

London was found to be the most superstitious area, with just over a fifth (21%) of Londoners allowing their feelings to dictate which side of the bed they sleep on, compared to just 5% of those in Wales.

The location of our technology seems to play a role in our side-choosing decisions too with 43% of18–24-year-olds choosing their side of the bed …….

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