Left or Right: What Side Of The Bed You Sleep On Says A Lot About You


Couple in bed

Couple in bed

Believe it or not, your preferred side of the bed says a lot about you … Everyone has a favorite side of the bed they sleep on. In a recent article in Cosmo psychologist Hope Bastine, a Sleep analysis specialist, says the side of the bed you prefer can reveal different things about your personality. Apparently, people who prefer to sleep on the left side of the bed are generally more cheerful than their ride-side counterparts. They also tend to be able to handle stress better and are more confident overall. While not quite as cheerful as lefties, right-side-of-the-bedders are more grounded, realistic, and prepared for worst-case scenarios and crises. 

I'm a right-side-of-the-bed sleeper and those characteristics mentioned apply to me. My job as Creative Director for our iHeartMedia Ashland/Mansfield stations requires me to act as part watch-dog, part quality control and part creative free thinker while still being aware of worst-case scenarios. In our home the right side of the bed is also closest to the door. Maybe, subconsciously, I'm guarding the exit while I sleep. Does this analysis apply to you? Let me know at mattappleby@iheartmedia.com.