This is the side of the bed you should get out on in the morning, according to science 5 years ago

This is the side of the bed you should get out on in the morning, according to science

You’ve probably heard people say that someone got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.

Well, according to recent research, there might be some truth behind the old cliche.

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A survey conducted by bed manufacturer Sealy questioned 1,000 UK residents and found that those who got out of bed on the left side are more likely to be in a good mood.

The research that people who prefer the left side tend to have a higher degree of job satisfaction and lots of friends and were 9.5 per cent more likely to have a 'positive world outlook' than those who got out on the right.

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Discussing the research, Neil Robinson, sleep expert for Sealy, said: "While the margins are small, the research certainly highlights an interesting trend; could it be possible that the left side of the bed is the 'right' side?

"For many cohabiting couples this may prove problematic - with each side of the bed a fiercely guarded territory, changing from right to left may not be that easy.

"The good news is, for those 'righties' without a choice, the real way to waking up in a good mood each morning is less about which side you sleep on, and more about getting 7.5 - 8 hours' sleep each a night on a supportive, comfortable bed."

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