Got out the wrong side of bed?

Well, that may be more than “just an expression” according to a study commissioned by the Premier Inn hotel chain who surveyed 3000 people.  Their press release states that those who sleep on the left are generally more cheerful, more positive and “capable of tackling heavy workloads and a stressful day ahead.”  They say that over a quarter of left siders (compared to 18% of right siders) “have a really positive outlook on life in general.”

This was picked up by the Boston Globe  and the Globe and Mail the latter of which has a non-scientific poll which shows left-side-of-the-bed sleepers outnumber right siders roughly three-to-two (43% to 30% as I type this).   This, of course, means that cheery people outnumber grumpy ones, which just makes us grumpy folk more grumpy anyway… perhaps that’s really why I’m grumpy in the mornings?

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