I almost exclusively sleep on my left side. I’ll roll onto my right for a while if I’m restless but I get the urge to go left when I’m about to fall asleep. If I’m super tired, I automatically lay on my left.
Apparently I don’t move much in my sleep anymore.
The last house I stayed at when I lived with my parents, my bed was against the left wall. Wonder if that had something to do with it. The home before, was against the right. I can’t remember if I faced the wall or not though.
A study of 962 women in the USA, “An Examination of Adult Women’s Sleep Quality and Sleep Routines in Relation to Pet Ownership and Bedsharing”, examined how allowing their pets to sleep with them affected their sleep.
55 per cent of participants allowed at least one their dogs to share a bed with them, 31 per cent allowed at least one of their cats, while 57 per cent slept with a partner.
And dogs were found to be the best sleeping buddy out of the other two alternatives.
I stopped letting animals sleep on my bed close to twenty years ago. I woke up with one cat in between my knees, one behind my back, and one around my head like a hat. I was so uncomfortably contorted.
I will let my cats have a snuggle when I’m napping, but I lock them out of my room at night because I’ve been woken up by the cat using my body as a landing pad while running around like a maniac.
@aetris I used to fall asleep faster with one of the Great Danes in bed with me. My heartbeat and respiration would slow with them in contact with me. However every time they twitched or moved in their sleep it woke me up so I got rid of the king-size bed and switched to a twin daybed and put them on big dog beds on the floor. Still every time they move or whimper it will wake me up. I’m way too light of a sleeper.