Clever sleep solution or mattress mistake?
March 7, 2011 7:21 AM Subscribe
Is my idea to turn a couple of twin mattresses into a king-sized bed something I'm going to regret?
posted by tyllwin to Home & Garden (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My SO and I currently have a full-sized (double) bed. We're neither of us small people, both tend to sprawl out when sleeping, and have a couple of cats that feel entitled to some of the bed space as well. So, I'd like to move us up to a king-size, and the bedroom itself has the space for that. The difficulty is that there's no way we're going to get a king-sized mattress or box spring up the stairs and around the turn on the landing. Even a full size required three or four people and some swearing. It occurs to me that I can move a couple of (long) twin-sized mattresses in with no issue at all. Then I can build and finish the pieces for a platform bed downstairs, move them up and do final assembly upstairs. Then I can strap the two twins together into one with one of the commercially available kits made just for that purpose, throw a memory foam pad over the whole affair, and and I have something that might pass for a king-sized. Ta da.
So, I'm pretty sure that this mechanically works OK. (And thanks to previous AskMe's in that regard, BTW) Also I'm sure it would produce a sleeping space that would be fine for a couple of nights. My concern is that it might not be comfortable enough to voluntarily choose for our long-term primary sleeping space. Would it get uncomfortable night after night? After a month of use, would the joint between the two mattresses collapse into an un-maskable dip? I'd love to ask an actual mattress specialist, but I've no doubt the answer I'd get would have more to do with the store's bottom line and sales policies than with our comfortable nights.
Anyone out there have any experience sleeping on anything like this, or any other insights to offer?