For the majority of couples, a good night’s sleep is all about routine - which typically means sleeping on your designated side of the bed.
After all, most people choose a side of the bed and stick to it, which is why a recent tweet about a couple who never picked sides has sent the internet into an uproar.
On 26 July, Jeff Stein tweeted: “Several months ago, a couple we are friends with said they don’t sleep on the same side of the bed every night.
“As in, every night when they get into bed, they don’t know who will sleep on which side. Still blows my mind.”
Understandably, the chaos this lack of routine must cause resulted in an outpouring of concern and confusion from people who cannot fathom such a life.
“How could anyone LIVE with this kind of uncertainty?” one person asked.
Another said: “This would end my marriage on night two.”
Others simply described their normal sleeping behaviours, which include choosing the same side of the bed each night.
“This is chaos. My wife and I tried to switch sides and it was the worst night of sleep I’ve ever had. Including when we had a newborn,” one man tweeted.
Someone else said: “22 years, six houses, five dogs, two mattresses, same side of the bed ALWAYS.”