We’ve all woken up feeling groggy, irritable, or just generally not our best selves. Chances are, you have heard the saying that someone “woke up on the wrong side of the bed”-- Does such a place exist? And if so, is there a right side of the bed?
The “Right Side”
As it turns out, the “right side” of the bed to wake up on might actually be the left side. A survey recently found there is a correlation between those who sleep on the left side of the bed and those who wake up in a good mood. Left-side sleepers were even found to have more enjoyment in their jobs. Meanwhile, it seems that those who slept on the right side of their bed admitted to preferring their own company, were generally more pessimistic, and were more likely to be in a bad mood in the morning.
You may feel tempted to roll on over to that other side of the mattress to see if it will truly have any effect. You can certainly test these findings yourself, but another study from Oxford suggests that fixing our attitudes before bed may help get rid of the “bad side” altogether.
Mind Over Mattress
The Oxford study suggests that people who anticipated a stressful day struggled with more things throughout the day like memory. It seems to be that the only thing to fear is fear itself! The researchers in this study said, essentially, that when we dread a stressful experience, this dread alone ensures we will “wake up on the wrong side of the bed.”
Consider how most people would approach a test. If you go into the test thinking you will fail, you’re already setting yourself up for failure. Approaching the exam with a more positive mindset can mean you are less likely to make mistakes because of your anxiety. By worrying about the day ahead, you’re more likely to inhibit your ability to perform at your absolute best.
So as it turns out, the “wrong” side of the bed might actually exist, but it may be because you could be the one creating it. It’s a good idea to try and practice positive thinking not only before bed, but as soon as you wake up. Crafting the ideal bedroom environment could also help improve your sleep and be the first step to waking up well.
In fact, having a good night’s sleep goes hand-in-hand with your ability to wake up on the right side of the bed. This is especially true since anticipating a stressful day and assuming you will have a long, tiring day will have a great impact on your cognitive abilities. Reducing stress is easier said than done, but ensuring you get a good night’s sleep is proven to reduce your stress.
Sleep is crucial, especially for your physical and mental health. While your outlook on the day ahead may have an effect on your memory and mood, here at Wholesale Mattress Center, we understand the impact of having a good mattress that fits your personal, sleeping needs. We are here to serve you and help you find that perfect fit. Wholesale Mattress Center carries a wide variety of mattress brands, all in various styles, prices, and comfort levels.