A TikToker went viral for explaining why it matters which side of the bed you sleep on.
User Jordan (@Jordan_The_Stallion8) claims that a person’s psychology determines which side of the bed they choose.
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“I think people don’t understand… When you share a bed with someone, you realize there’s one side to you. Which side of the bed you choose doesn’t usually change sides of the bed. Especially for married people.” That’s the case,” explains Jordan.
Standing in front of the bathroom mirror, Jordan reflects on his discovery. “Psychologically speaking, work attitudes, personality, and income determine which side of the bed people choose,” he says.
“People who sleep on the left side of the bed have a more positive psychological outlook on life, are able to cope with heavy tasks, are more restless during stressful days, and are more calm during crises.” [their] opponent,” he continues. “And they are more confident.”
“People who sleep on the right side of the bed earn more but are less positive about life, but are more prepared for the worst-case scenario than others,” Jordan said. .
“People with claustrophobia naturally choose to sleep near walls,” Jordan concludes the video.
Users discussed their sleep habits in the comments section of the video, which has been viewed more than 17 million times and received 1.5 million likes. They also shared their own decision-making process on which side of the bed to choose.
“My wife and I always switch sides, and we often switch vertical positions.
“I sleep closest to the wall, but I’m not claustrophobic. I just like having my back protected,” added another.
“Answers are always right at the door,” said another.
“I choose to sleep wherever I look” [is] Next to me was a bedside table, a plug and a cell phone charger,” the user shared.
Some viewers wondered what Jordan meant by right and left, “Are you talking about left and right, facing the headboard or on the bed?” ?” I asked.
One study of 3,000 adults found that people who sleep on the left side of the bed wake up feeling happier, while those who sleep on the right side tend to wake up in the morning with a negative posture. Another study of 2,000 Americans found that those who preferred to sleep on the right side of the bed were more likely to prefer rock music, action movies, beer, and lean conservatives, while those who preferred to sleep on the left They say they like oldies, drama movies, wine, and lean things. liberal.
All of these findings start to seem nebulous the further I investigate, but it’s still fun to wonder if turning the bed around could change someone’s perspective.
Political affiliation and musical tastes are not factors that are usually considered consistent with sleep preferences. Practical considerations often outweigh other concerns. Near windows, away from radiators, near bathroom and bedroom doors are all reasons people use when deciding where to sleep. Still, 75% of people find it uncomfortable to sleep on the other side of their bed, and at least 10% of couples have argued over which side to sleep on.
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*Premiered: August 23, 2023, 6:17 PM (CDT)
Parks Kugle is a San Antonio-based writer and reporter. His work has been published in the Lumina Literary Journal, Wicked Local News, and various publications throughout the United States. He enjoys cartoons and gardening.