Snooze News: Picking Sides of the Bed

Survey of bedside practices: Where Americans lie down affects sleep quality, relationships.

couple sleepingCould something as simple as picking the right side of the bed actually make a difference in how people sleep? It may, according to a new Pick Your Side survey that looks at the bedside practices of Americans and their impact on sleep, relationships and well-being.

The poll by the online mattress maker Saatva shows that the majority of those interviews (54%) want to get up on the ride side of the bed. Literally. It also found that 71% of men said they care about which side they sleep on, compared to 60% of women.

On the other hand, 72% of women said they need their space and prefer to face away from their partners, compared to 55% of men.

Not surprising, technology is a leading factor when choosing the side of the bed. In fact, 75% of Americans agree that being close to the outlets would determine the side of the bed they choose, as compare with choosing to be near the bathroom (67%), window (58%) or door (48%).

Which side do you sleep on? Would you rather sleep by the nearest outlet? Window? Door? Bathroom? Or perhaps a wall?

Article Source: Sleep Savvy Magazine, May/June 2015

This blog does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

Read More