Sleeping on your left side could be causing your bizarre recurring dreams about being chased through Times Square by a bloodthirsty version of Splinter from the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
Though small scale, the study monitored the sleep of subjects with ages ranging from 19 to 60 to try and determine the sources of bad dreams.
Here's a breakdown of the study by the numbers:
63 = Total number of people examined in this study
41 = Number of people examined who sleep on their right sides
22 = Number of people examined who sleep on their left sides
15 = Percentage of right-side sleepers who reported having nightmares
41 = Percentage of left-side sleepers who reported having nightmares
Granted, 63 subjects make for a tiny sample when considering the population as a whole, but anyone experiencing chronic nightmares can switch up his or her sleeping position when efforts like dream-journaling just don't cut it.
Perhaps flipping to the right side will inspire a dream where Splinter cooks dinner and exacts justice on anyone who posted "Star Wars" spoilers.
Either way, it's worth a try.