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22/12/2011 | So far left it's right

Research out today – 22nd December – reveals there is such a thing as sleeping on the wrong side of the bed, and that those who have a tendency to migrate to the left are in fact far better off than their ‘right’ counterparts.

The study of 3000 adults by the UK's biggest hotel-chain, Premier Inn, found that not only that those who sleep on the left are generally more cheerful, but they are also more positive and capable of tackling heavy workloads and a stressful day ahead. Indeed, those who sleep on the right hand-side are less likely to wake up in a good mood. And over a quarter of people who snooze on the left side of the bed feel they have a really positive outlook on life in general, compared to 18 per cent of right-side sleepers.

The upbeat morning mood of ‘lefties’ may also go as far to explain why up to over half of them refuse to swap sides with their other half. In fact over 75% of Brits are so stuck in their sleeping routine that they would find it strange to sleep on the other side of the bed. And a quarter claims it would certainly affect their mood the next day, with 23% of the nation convinced there is a wrong side of the bed.

The study also found that left hand-siders have more confidence and for this reason are more likely to be in permanent employment. In fact, 31% of ‘lefties’ love their job compared with just 18% of ‘righties’ with a staggering 1 in 10 admitting to hate their job, despite tending to earn more than their left equivalents. And two-thirds of those who doze on the left reckon they are calmer than their partner in a crisis.

Claire Haigh spokeswoman for Premier Inn, who commissioned the research, commented: “The research clearly indicates a pattern between which side of the bed you sleep on and the mood you wake up in. At Premier Inn we guarantee a good night’s sleep for all no matter what side of the bed they sleep on.

It seems that lefties have a more positive attitude to life, but it’s not all doom and gloom for those who get the unlucky side of the bed, as their earnings tend to be significantly more.

For those not satisfied with their stay, Premier Inn promises a full refund.”