Women take the best side in bed
More than one in ten couples argue over where they sleep
More than one in ten couples argue over who sleeps on which side of the bed – and women usually win.
Who should be nearer the door in case of intruders or children wandering in is the most common issue, a survey shows. Other rows occur because one person wants to avoid sleeping near the radiator.
Researchers for Premier Inn questioned 2,000 adults and found that 80 per cent have slept on the same side since their relationship started.
But 22 per cent said they slept on a different side with their ex-partner.
Around one in 20 men are not happy with the side they sleep on. Claire Haigh of Premier Inn said: 'Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their sleeping styles but which side of the bed people sleep on seems to be fundamental to getting a good night’s sleep.
'Interestingly, our research revealed an almost identical split between Brits’ preference to a particular side, with 51 per cent favouring the left and 49 per cent the right, with the vast majority of people maintaining their particular preference for many years.
'If you are used to one particular side of the bed it can feel strange to sleep on the other side when staying somewhere unfamiliar.'
The study also found five per cent of Britons chose the side of the bed they sleep on to get a better view of the TV and a fussy one in twenty like being near a radiator.
Other factors respondents named as to which side of the bed they wanted were road noise, babies crying and more floor space on a certain side.
The poll also found half of people said they fail sleep properly if they don’t sleep on the correct side of the bed.
15 per cent of Britons like to switch sides every now and then to ‘spice things up’.
Half said the ‘other’ side isn’t as comfy and 18 per cent said they like to be near to all of their personal belongings on their bedside table.
It also emerged precisely 50.63per cent of Brits favour the left hand-side and 49.37per cent like to sleep on the right hand side of the bed. agencies