Do You Have Your Own Side Of The Bed?

There are some things in this life that are just the way things are – unwritten rules, if you will, that we follow without a second thought. Like when you share a bed with your partner, and you always sleep on “your” side of the bed.

But when a man from Ireland tweeted that he thought it was normal for couples to just choose a side of the bed on a first in, first served basis, we were flabbergasted. How … why … WHAT?!

Doesn’t everyone have a “side” of the bed?

The admission on Twitter:

I may only be speaking for myself and my partner here, but we have always had our own side of the bed, and it doesn’t even matter if we aren’t in our own bedroom – whether we are staying with family, in a motel, even camping, we still sleep on the same respective side of the bed. Because any other way would be … well … weird!

At home, my stuff is beside my side of the bed, like my alarm clock that my brain is tuned into (so I can also tune out my husband’s alarm and sleep right through when he has an early start). And my drink bottle, and my bits and bobs, and my book (haha, seriously, I mean my phone charger. I mean … c’mon!). They are all there, not randomly strewn around the room.

Next Steve will be telling us that the night-time household routine is just attributed to anyone on an ad hoc basis. This pretty much sums up that side of things …

Do you and your partner have a “side” of the bed?

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her world julieWritten by Julie Scanlon

Julie is Editor for Kidspot NZ and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire. 

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  1. kymmage 31/03/2019 at 11:26 pm

    I have a side. Sometimes we change it up. Depends. When I was pregnant I was closest to the door which leads to the toilet. When we had baby in the cot, I was on the other side closer to her.

  2. dawnblyth 31/03/2019 at 10:52 pm

    Yes, we have a side of the bed each. Left for me, right for hubby. We have done this for so long that now if I try to sleep on the opposite side it feels very weird.

  3. Alezandra 29/03/2019 at 10:23 pm

    My husband is the OCD in the family so we do have “sides” of the bed. He needs the routine, but if I request to swap, he will oblige if required. When we are away from home, it’s any side we prefer.

  4. Bevik1971 28/03/2019 at 10:54 am

    We do have our own “side” of the bed but dependant on where the bed is in the room the side can vary. We like to move the bed around depending on weather (on side of our bedroom the wall is triple brick and can get really cold in winter). But we do have our preferred sides 🙂

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