According to research, people who sleep on their left side are far more likely to have nightmares, while those on their right have a better quality of sleep due to "feeling safer."
If you forever have dreams about your pants falling down in front of your boss or being stuck in the middle of the ocean, it turns out it might not actually be down to that cheese sandwich you had before bed - but rather the position you're sleeping in.
According to scientific research conducted by Van Winkle, people who sleep on their left side are far more at risk of having nightmares, while those who sleep on their right have a better quality of sleep due to feeling safer.
The report shows that 40 percent of people who slept on their left side admitted to having disturbing dreams and nightmares, compared to the 14.6 percent of those who sleep on the right side of their body.
The research added that people who slept on their rights reported having more pleasant dreams linked to feelings of relief. In contrast, people who slept on their front reported feeling sensations related to 'sex' more frequently than anyone else.
Researchers think this increase in steamy thoughts is due to not getting as much air when you're lying on your front and your brain reimagining this into racy thoughts.