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Weird Bedfellows


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever woken up with? Ann Evans reveals online hybrid mattress retailer, OTTY’s findings.



According to statistics the average person spends more than 300 months asleep in our beds. So, it’s hardly surprising that there’s always the possibility of something unexplained happening, especially if we’re sleep deprived or can’t even remember falling asleep.

So, with so much doom and gloom going on at the moment, just for a giggle, online hybrid mattress retailer, OTTY.com carried out some research to uncover some of the strangest bedroom encounters out there.

Posing the question: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve woken up with? some folks revealed that they’ve woken up to find a shopping trolley in their bed, and another said they’d woken to: ‘Slovakian police in my hotel room’.

A common theme among many respondents was food. Not surprisingly, some food types appeared more than others. And the famed post night out kebab was one of the weirdest things the British public have woken up with.

One man, from the North-East, commented that he had woken up ‘snuggling my kebab’. For others, their mixed-meat-memoirs are not so fortunate. A man from Yorkshire recalled how he had woken up with ‘Donner kebab all over me’.

Other food items that people have woken up with include ‘a half-eaten steak bake’, ‘a piece of ham’, and a ‘loaf of bread’. The bread would have come in handy for the person who woke up with ‘a toaster’ — toast goes well on any breakfast after a good sleep, after all.



If you ever find that your partner is an invasive sleeper, try sharing a bed with a dog. Our pets love to spread themselves out on our duvets and act as if your bed is their palace. After all, mattresses are not just comfortable for people. It’s not unusual to wake up and find that our animals are resting with their head on the pillow. What is unusual, however, is if you wake up and find that the animal in your bed does not belong to you. This was the reality for some of OTTY’s respondents.

A Northern Irish lady revealed that she had woken up with ‘a stranger’s dog’ in their bed. Another man commented that he had found a dog ‘trapped in my sleeping bag’ when they woke up. Another person claims they were awoken by ‘a duck’ in their bedroom.

However, the most unusual animal tale goes to a gentleman from Yorkshire and Humber who reminisces on the time he woke up with ‘a brace of pheasants’ on his bed. A pair of game birds is certainly one of the most unusual items declared in the survey. Whether this man hunted the birds himself is unknown. The survey seemed to create more questions than it answered.

Asked what is the sign of a good night out? For some people, it seems that this question is taken a little too literally. Several responses highlighted a strange fascination with stealing traffic and construction signs and materials, only to keep them in their beds.

While the humble traffic cone was a usual suspect in the line-up of stolen goods taken to bed, one man admitted to being a serial offender. He claims to have taken ‘three traffic cones, a roadworks sign, and three road barriers’ back to his bed after a night out. Meanwhile, another man claims to have woken up with ‘a traffic light’ under the duvet.

One person from Scotland has shown a solid effort for bringing construction home with his revelation that he woke up with ‘shoes completely encased in concrete’. He concludes that he ‘must have walked over wet concrete on route home’. This takes a heavy night out to a whole new level of meaning.

More on OTTY here: www.otty.com


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