Which side of bed do you sleep : Left or right? Does it matter!!!

Malaysia
July 21, 2008 6:48am CST
Do you normally choose to sleep in one particular side of the bed wherever you are sleeping? Old folks have taboos that the feet should not be facing the door of the room as it represents a body corpseAnd sleeping facing a mirror would invite scary images to appear during the night...MMMMMMMM. The only scary thing I could imagine is myself waking up in the middle of the night with a scary messy hairlooking back at me. I believe the Chinese will depend a lot on the geomagnetism of ' Feng Shui'. I usually will sleep lying on my belly and I prefer to sleep on the side that is far from the door hoping that I wouldn't be the first one to be called to wake upIt could be either left or right depends on where's the door of the room. Is there a particular reason for you to sleep on the left or right of the bed? Any old folks tale pertaining to position of the bed? Thank you for sharing.
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@siddiqali (633)
• India
21 Jul 08
Hi Desierra1004, I am single and unmarried person.So its an advantage for me because i can get down from both sides of the bed.This is one of the most advantages before marring.No it doesn't matter from which side of the bed.Its just a superstitious beleif and not more than that.
• Malaysia
21 Jul 08
Hie Siddiqali, that's great to be single...huhYou get to do and choose whatever is best for you. I guess it will probably be a single bed too. Cheers and thank you for the response.
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@joyadalia (1410)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Our bed and the wall on the right does not have a space in between them. My husband wants to sleep on the side nearest the door. Since our feet face the door, he sleeps on the right while I sleep on the left. If we get bored or tired with that position, we just changed position: our head nearest the door. No particular reason really as long as I am nearest the wall ;O)
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Joyadalia, both of you are so flexible, that is great! My bed is against the wall too and I like to place my tired feet up against it when I sleep on most days Cheers and thank you for sharing.
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@enzabird (130)
• United States
21 Jul 08
i sleep in a twin bed, so sleeping on one side over the other can be hard to determine, but i actually do switch sides sometimes. it all depends on my mood. if im napping i sleep on the right, if im moody on the left, and if i just want a good nights sleep, the center wins.
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Enzabird, that's interestingI guess psychologically we are taught to believe that 'left' always represent the negativity of all things. I have no choice though as I have a single bed and my left side are my soft toys Cheers and thank you for sharing.
@bbsr13 (4200)
• India
21 Jul 08
Hello,Desierra! You are right,we should give proper thought to sleeping.Keep your bed away from the bedroom door.don't keep any mirror in the bedroom.regarding sleeping position you are at liberty to choose the one that gives you right feelings and bring in immediate sleep.usually i sleep in right side.you should sleep in the east-west or south-north direction as it has many health benefits.thanx.
• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Bbsr, thank you for sharing. I don't really mind though as long I have enough to turn and lie on my tummy and enough breeze to comfort me Cheers and have a good day!
@poohgal (6851)
• Singapore
21 Jul 08
My bed is small but big enough for me. I sleep on a Single Bed. I sleep on the left hand side, because my Stuffed toys are on the right hand side, against the wall. I sleep on my side. I do not like sleeping facing the ceiling. I'm afraid to be 'pressed' down by 'something'. It has happened before. I heard of some of the superstitions that you mentioned. My bed is definitely away from doors and mirrors.
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
I have heard of those 'press down by something' stories, creepy...mmmmm...At least now you have your soft toys beside you and to cheer you up without fail My bed is away from the door and mirror too but I don't mind really, just self consciously I am reminded of these superstitions Cheers and have a good day!
@lazeebee (5469)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 08
Hi, no superstitious preference as to which side of the bed, except that my husband doesn't like the airconditioner at night, so I get to sleep nearer to it. And have you heard that you're not supposed to sleep facing the TV? I don't know how it came about, but someone told me that it 'sucks your souls from your bodies' - this must be after that show with Drew Barrymore as the little girl(I can't remember the name of the movie). I'd sleep on my side, hugging the bolster and wrapped totally in my blanket (that's why I need the air-cond). So sweet dreams!
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Mmmmmm..another creepy tale and sleepless night for sureThat's real comfy and lucky you I can't stand AC in the early morning hours though so I normally I will switch it off. Cheers and have a good day.
@joliefille (3699)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
That was pretty scary hehe. I have heard that the feet should not face the door, my friends even spun different scary stories about it. Bad Feng Shui. I like to sleep on the right side of the bed or the open side. It's like my psychological space - I only feel comfortable when I sleep on that side.
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Joliefille, it must have spun from those fengshui tales no doubtI like big spaces where I could turn and onto my tummyGive a sense of freedom I guess. Cheers and thank you for sharing.
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 08
I don't bother all the feng shui things actually. I don't believe in it. I just sleep where ever I want to sleep. I put my bed on the floor which was leaning to one corner of the wall. So if the weather is cold for that particular day, I will sleep inside facing the wall. If the weather is hot, I will sleep away from the wall. That's so simple. Only weather that matters in which side I am going to sleep at night,lol.
• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Yenwie, that's very practical and flexible.Yes, the weather could be pretty harsh at times. Cheers and thank you for sharing.
@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I sleep on the right side of the bed. My husband cannot sleep on that side, or atleast he claims. He says he can't fall asleep on the right side, and that he never has been able to. Personally, it really doesn't matter to me. I don't have any kind of superstitions about where I sleep and which way I face.
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• Malaysia
21 Jul 08
Hie Amber, it must be a habit through the years. Luckily he has you who doesn't mind which side of the bed Cheers and thank for sharing.
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@applefreak (3136)
• Singapore
23 Jul 08
well i currently sleep on the right side of the bed. that's the right of me when i lie down on the bed. i believe in fengshui too so i close my bathroom door and cover with curtains when i sleep. as for the room door side, i have to give it up to my cat as she want to be able to look out. she is the queen and the slave (that's me) can only obey. the old folk tale that we have is that we shouldn't sleep under a beam. so my bedhead is extra thick so that i won't sleep under the overhead beam.
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• Malaysia
23 Jul 08
Hie Applefreak, I am sure so adores you for giving her the best spot What happens when one sleeps under a beam Cheers,
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• Singapore
23 Jul 08
Hi Desierra, well i guess she adores me because i adores her too. in a way, she is the daughter i never have. so she deserves the best spot or any spot she desires. ;p as for sleeping under the beam, it's bad in fengshui talk. it appears that being under a beam for a prolonged period of time will cause pressure in your life. having a study / work table under a beam will cause pressure in your studies / career. having the bed under a beam will cause pressure in your relationship. having the sofa under a beam will cause pressure in the family. it's really up to you to believe but i guess i'd rather play it safe if it's within my means. i certainly won't go to the extent of repositioning all the doors at home just for fengshui sake. cheers ;p
• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
I could understand that and I could imagine the feeling of being pressured with something hanging over the head. Thank you for sharing. Cheers,
@alpha7 (1911)
• France
22 Jul 08
I have to find out more about this from the culture of where i am. It says a lot to me;although i personally think the side that you sleep (left or right) does not really matter.
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Alpha, as long you are comfortable and able to sleep well, it doesn't matter really. Sometimes some follow the old folks sayings just to please them and avoid any further earaches Cheers and thank you for the response.
• China
22 Jul 08
I like to sleep left,because I think which is better for my heart!
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Lanyoublue, yes, that will be more comfortable for the heart as it requires proper care and rest. Cheers and thank you for the response.
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
Are your folks chinese? Those door thing and mirror thing are about feng shui. It doesnt matter to me what position I would be sleeping. I could sleep with my feet on the headboard side, it depends. Most often I sleep on my stomach, hugging my pillows underneath my head. sometimes, I lie on my side. Facing where? doesn't matter. I don't like lying on my back since that's most often the cause of snoring, and worse, sleep paralysis.
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@mouse27 (1156)
• Canada
22 Jul 08
i sleep on the right side of the bed right now but it all depends on which way the bed is facing i like sleeping on the edge of the bed on my left side facing the out side of the bed so the right side right now works for me and my hubby likes the left side of the bed. until i change my mind about my side of the bed lol
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
22 Jul 08
It does not matter what side of the bed I am on, I am usually on the left side at home, but when we are in a motel, then I might be on the right side. It depends on how gets closest to the night table. I do know that I love to sleep on my right side because if I sleep on my left side, I get nightmares. Oh I face the mirror, but my husband blocks the way, so does not bother me. Oo have horrible things happened to you because you faced the wrong way or were in the wrong position for sleep? hehehehe!
@misty99 (736)
22 Jul 08
Our bed is pushed to the right side.Our kids stay on that side to prevent them from falling down the floor.I stay on the far left side of the bed.Beside the table where the feeding bottles and can of milk are placed.I stand up/sit up to prepare our youngest milk during the "unholy" hours.That is basically the reaosn why i never changed place.
@4ofmyown (1124)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I used to sleep on the right side of the bed because my husband always slept on the left. Then one night we decided to switch because I insisted that his side of the bed was cooler (closer to the A/C vent) and we have slept that way ever since. There have been times when one of us has fallen asleep on the others side and it really makes no difference to us. I know some people have to sleep on one side and that is it.
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@kun2349 (23484)
• Singapore
22 Jul 08
Yeah.. Alot of chinese believed in that, and we should not sleep facing the door and the mirror.. As it's rumoured that our spirit will leave our body and if we wake up and see ourselves in a mess, our spirit may be scared out of the body again.. hehe As for facing of the door, i dun really know the superstition about it, but i do sleep with my legs facing the door.. lol =D and i sleep better on my right, but never on my belly or back.. hehe ^_^
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Kun, that is a shame the spirit is unable to recognize its own body no matter how awful it lookedAnd for a guy sleeping with the feet facing the door is still ok...lah, imagine girls doing that....MMMMMM... Cheers and thank you for sharing.
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@kun2349 (23484)
• Singapore
22 Jul 08
lol =D it's not as if gals sleep woth their legs wide open.. lol =D normally gals will cover themselves with blanket, especially on their legs.. hehe
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
When taking an afternoon nap, the weather would be pretty humid. I don't think many will use a blanket And rarely people stay in one position for a long time
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I used to sleep on the right side of the bed,but when my fiance moved in I stated sleeping on the left side of the bed because it is closer to the door,until my fiance took the left side of the bed away from me,so now I sleep on the right side of the bed again,which I guess is not so bad lol,but sometimes I miss sleeping on the left side of the bed.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Thats a great suggestion my friend,we could alternate so that way neither of us miss sleeping on either side,I would just have to talk her into doing that,have a great day,good luck in your life,and Happy Posting.
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• Malaysia
3 Aug 08
lol..glad you think so and hope it works for both of you Cheers and have a good weekend.
• Malaysia
29 Jul 08
lol...guess you are not getting much sleep now. Perhaps both of you could take turns then neither would miss any sides Cheers and happy posting.
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@Zhanec (1654)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
lol..i find your discussion hilarious.Well,like you say,does it really matter?since i sleep alone i can have both side for myself.But i have a tendency on being left for everything,that's including my bed.However i sleep facing my right.Fengshui matter? i don't really care about that but i detest on sleeping facing the door.It's said to be welcoming bad omen.^^
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hie Zhanec, thank you for thinking soI believe this superstition either they gives us the creeeps or laugh out loud. You look like one that believes in it Cheers,
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@Zhanec (1654)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
haha..not entirely..i just hate to position my bed facing the door..u know,interior designing matter..lol.But this supertision is practiced by my family members ,so i have to agree with them for whatever the reason.Just to avoid arguments..hah.I rather have a peaceful ears..
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• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
I believe it definitely won't be a pleasant sight for a female sleeping with the feet facing the door Yes, sometimes it is wise just to go with the flow or it will become one the sleepless nights Have a good day!
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