What side of the bed, and why?

@Malyck (3430)
Australia
August 17, 2007 8:18pm CST
Right, Left or Middle? Which side of the bed do you sleep on and why?I normally sleep on the left, because I sleep on my left side, and my partner prefers to sleep on the right side, as he is more comfortable laying on his right. Let me know which side and the factors that contribute to this.=]
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18 Aug 07
I always sleep on whatever side is farthest away from the door as I have an over-active imagination and can get scared! I feel safer with my partner "protecting me" *lol* I'm a coward!
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@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
I have this predicament when I sleep in an unfamiliar place, or open space. I like to be able to plan out an 'escape route' or somesuch before I go to sleep =P I'm sure your partner loves that you feel protected in their presence, though =D
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18 Aug 07
I hope he does and doesn't just think I'm silly! I plan escape routes too sometimes. Heh!
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@artemis432 (7396)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I like being on the right side. Though as my partner will attest, I move all over the bed. Kind of like when walking together on the sidewalk - I somehow move sideways closer and slower to the side he's walking on! With a baby, if ever we have the bed partially against a wall - it would be whatever side were free...
• United States
19 Aug 07
I guess I didn't add why - I think its random as I turn on both sides and my back. Besides, the right side is just a starting out point!
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
haha, the way I walk on the footpath/sidewalk drives my sister nuts. I always end up swerving towards her and pushing her off the path. Luckily, when walking with my partner I don't do this because we have a good balance. =] I'm always waking myself and my partner up on the nights i decide to flail all about the bed in my sleep =P
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• United States
19 Aug 07
Sounds like me. I used to fall off the bed a lot as a child - if you're going to blame my misuse of than and then on that then er rasberry - and I used to wake up on the other side of the bed-head at the foot, foot at the head! *raises hand. Your balance comment reminded me of a walk I was taking one day with a Karate teacher I had years ago. This dog barrelled into me and I fell. He helped me up and said, "Sometimes we have to lose our balance to find it. " he said, with a mishevious smirk. First, that was one of many things that started my crush on my teacheer between his gentleness and humour which got more wicked as I knew him ( I love the dry along with the silly humour) and second it got me wondering why I don't have perfect balance by now.
@dana_ann (67)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
I always sleep in the middle of the bed. There's a ditch right in the middle so I couldn't sleep on the edge if I wanted to. I don't think I move that much when I'm asleep, but I know when I do I actually pick myself up and turn over so I don't muck up the bed too much!! lol. I'm a strange one
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
it sounds like you're a very conscious sleeper - do you feel relaxed after you sleep, or just... not? =P I used to do that, almost wake myself up to delicately turn over. I'd wake up in the morning, hop out of bed and it would look like I just made it. I was a bit uptight then, though. The bed that I sleep in at the moment doesn't have a fitted sheet that actually fits it, so it's always a tangle of sheets and mess no matter what I do!
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• Australia
19 Aug 07
I wouldn't say I'm not uptight. I could probably relax a little. I think it's probably more to do with my shoulder digging into the slats under my bed and the fact that I have hardly any room to move in my bed anyway, but who knows? That might be affecting it too...
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
wear foam shoulder pats (or an entire body suit) and sleep in that so your shoulder doesn't dig in, and see if that helps. if not, then it's definitely the size. =D
@raychill (6571)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I sleep on the right side of the bed at home. I don't really know why. I think it's because weirdly most of my life my bed was always up against a wall and I'd always have to sleep on the right becuase the left side was a wall! At my ex-boyfriends though, he almost always slept on the right and so I usually ended up on the left. I didn't really mind, I think I don't mind sleeping on either side...which is weird because I HAVE to walk on the Right side of people or I go crazy!
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
I'm the exact opposite with walking! I can't stand having someone walk on my left side, because it makes me feel off-balance. I have to be on the left side, and I have to walk at the back in a group, because I don't like having people walk behind me. I'm a lot easier with sleeping.
@raychill (6571)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Ha ha. well if we were ever walking together it would be successful! If I'm walking with a group of two or more people (not including myself) than i also have to walk in the back of the group! weird!
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
What a bunch of weirdos we are! =P
@lxrowe (372)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
So are we talking the left/mid/right from in bed, or left/mid/right from the foot of the bed? =\ Considering I just may be identical to your partner...
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
Well, perhaps we should meet some time. I go from when you're laying in bed on your back. the left side is on the side of your left arm and so on. =D
@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
I sleep in a single bed, so it doesn't really have a left, right and middle. It sort of just is. :p But I'm fairly sure I fall asleep facing the right, and wake up facing the left. I'm definitely a restless sleeper, though, so I'm sure it changes regularly.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
wow, I'm so glad that I don't have a single bed anymore... I sleep so much better being able to spread myself out and have someone share the bed with me. being a restless sleeper myself, i found it absolute hell being in such a constricting bed!
• Canada
18 Aug 07
For me it's not the side of the bed that counts, but where the door is. If the door is on the left side of the room I'll sleep on the left side of the bed. If the door is on the right side of the room, I'll sleep on the ight side of the bed. This avoids me having to walk through the room, possibly tripping over something in the dark.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
That's fair enough, i don't know how many minor injuries I've suffered from tripping over, or running into something trying to get a drink or go to the toilet in the middle of the night! ..."I don't remember that wall being there before..." =P
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