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Help me buy an economical bed!

I'm furnishing my apartment on a truly shoestring budget, and need to buy a bed for the first time. I know nothing about buying beds besides the concepts of frames, mattress and boxsprings (well, that and buying new to avoid bedbugs). What kinds of factors should I be considering? Where and how should I be buying my bed? What's a reasonable price? Please educate me! This is in the U.S.A. [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 5, 2013 - 27 answers

How can I buy or make a comfortable double bed for little cash?

I rent a bedroom in a shared house, and my bed belongs to the room. It sucks and I need a new one. It's a double, but I have room to go bigger if it's not a big price upgrade. The new mattress should be fairly firm, but thick enough and squishy enough that I can lie on my side comfortably. The bedframe can be very minimal, but it should also be high, a meter or more elevated for storage purposes. It must not wobble. [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Jun 5, 2013 - 21 answers

Loft beds for children under 10

My daughters want loft beds for their room. However I'm a bit concerned about their ability to get down in the middle of the night, particularly the 5 year old, who is a bit short. I've looked into a DIY solution but I really don't have the time. Custom furniture is a bit out of the budget under $600. The Ikea models seem a bit wobbly and too tall.. Does anyone have any suggestions for ones that are lower height or preferably adjustable as the kids get taller?
posted by humanfont on May 4, 2013 - 20 answers

How can I create a hotel bed from the Mandarin Oriental?

Hello. I am a bed novice. I didn't know what a duvet or pillow sham was until I was like 25 (I grew up poor). Actually I'm still not sure what those are. But I recently stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas and fell into bed heaven. At first, I thought the bed was too soft because you can press down into it. But it actually gave tons of support. And the pillows were awesome. They were long and Euro? Anyway does anyone who supplies their bed stuff or how I can come close to recreating it without spending a million dollars?
posted by KimikoPi on Mar 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Murphy bed advice?

Any advice on buying a Murphy bed? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Mar 31, 2013 - 8 answers

How much is too much sleep - for people who don't sleep much?

No work today. Last night I went to bed at 12:30. I woke up this morning (around 7) feeling fantabulous, and decided "Meh, I'm still below the 7-9 hour mark. Let's get a few more hours of beauty sleep in." I slept for two and a half extra hours, and woke up at about 9:30 feeling like donkey dung. I also had a nightmare. This has happened before (having nightmares when oversleeping). I would like to know if anyone has had any similar experiences. I would also like to ask if anyone gets below the 'average' amount of sleep and wakes up feeling great, but then goes back to sleep and wakes up feeling cruddy - even if they are not technically 'oversleeping'.
posted by Thanquol180 on Mar 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Looking for sofa bed

I'm looking for a sofa bed to put in a small bedroom. [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Feb 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Adjustable bed for side/stomach sleeping

I need to sleep on a bed with an elevated head-end, while my wife needs to sleep on a bed with her feet elevated. I'd like to find an adjustable bed that lets us do this. Difficulty: I must sleep on my side or stomach, but all adjustable mattresses seem to fold in the middle (for example, like this), making sleeping on anything but your back uncomfortable or impossible. Surely there's a power-adjustable bed that keeps the mattress planar but tilted, allowing you to adjust the degree of tilt with the press of a button? If there is, I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Duvet covers for him

Where can I find a bedspread appropriate for a guy in his mid-20s? [more inside]
posted by Mr Yak on Jan 13, 2013 - 24 answers

West Elm Beds and Bedframes

I am looking for a new bed, and am interested in this one from West Elm. I've been reading horrible reviews of West Elm beds, and I'm wondering if people have similar experience or better recommendations. [more inside]
posted by frizz on Dec 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Save my marital bed from the plague of snoring?

My husband snores incredibly loudly. It makes sleeping next to him very difficult. Are there any unconventional recommendations - i.e. beyond drugstore earplugs and a white noise machine - to tolerate it? This is starting to really fray our marriage. [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Dec 22, 2012 - 60 answers

How to pick a mattress?

So...How do you test and select a mattress? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Dec 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Stretches in bed?

What are the best stretches I can do or device I can buy in order to stretch while I'm bed ridden for a week? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Dec 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Comfortable, cool, allergy-friendly bed setup?

Our bed has reached the end of its life. Best foam bed setup for side-sleeper comfort, cool sleeping, and allergy symptom reduction? We're considering latex. [more inside]
posted by moira on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Duvet or not duvet?

Recommend me your favourite stores for cute, quirky bedspreads! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Nov 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find a black metal footboard?

We have the Sanford metal headboard featured in this set. We would like to have the footboard (as featured in the product picture) too but an afternoon in the company of Mr Google turns up nothing. Any ideas where I can get this or a similar black metal footboard without buying a whole new headboard and footboard set? Thanks!
posted by merocet on Nov 3, 2012 - 3 answers

If this doesn't work, can I trade her in for a kid who sleeps through the night? *sigh*

Please help me keep our 4.5 year old insomniac daughter from crawling into her parents bed in the middle of the night before I lose what's left of my mind from sleep fatigue. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 22, 2012 - 52 answers

3d spacer textile/fabric mattress recommendations

I am interested in buying a spacer textile mattress. Anyone out there who has used one or knows where to buy one?
posted by Infernarl on Oct 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Unwelcome bed partners

What is this dried bug in my bed? [more inside]
posted by amerrydance on Oct 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Renting bedding in New England

Is it possible to rent sheets, towels, blankets, and pillows for about 150 people? Has anyone done this before, and if so, can you point me toward a good service in New England? [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Featherbed in Vietnam? Good idea?

Should I get a feather bed mattress topper? Twist: Vietnam. [more inside]
posted by p1nkdaisy on Sep 27, 2012 - 5 answers

How to pick a good memory foam mattress.

Anyone still recommend the Sleep Innovation Memory Foam Mattress after owning it for awhile? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Sep 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Seeking simple four-poster beds

My wife and I really love this simple, wooden four-poster bed from the design showroom SUITE New York. Unfortunately, it costs over $8,000, which is a good bit more than we'd like to pay. Can you recommend any cheaper beds in a similar style, or stores/designers which might carry something like this? (We live in NYC.) Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 5, 2012 - 19 answers

Found a bedbug in a library book - what now?

I was reading a library book when a bug crawled out. It was paper thin, and was moving incredibly slowly. My partner captured it and killed it, and then put it between two pieces of tape. We've looked online and, yep, probably a bedbug. What do we do now? Watchful vigilance? Fumigate our entire apartment (which may not be affordable at this time)? Somewhere in between? Details inside, if you want more... [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Sep 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Ikea bed and mattress suggestions

Our bedframe is broken beyond repair. Perhaps this would be a good time to get a bed that is larger than a full. Our budget is Ikea level—so I have two questions: 1) Will their queen size beds comfortably support our combined weight of 500-550 lbs? 2) Are there any Ikea beds or mattresses that you particularly like?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 31, 2012 - 23 answers

Am I sleep-spilling?

What caused this mysterious wet spot on my bed? No, I didn't wet the bed, and it's not sweat. [more inside]
posted by three_red_balloons on Aug 27, 2012 - 28 answers

I'm so tired of being itchy...

Bedbug treatment and cats - Should I board the cat after treatment of my apartment, and for how long? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Recommend a good, cheap, platform-style bed frame

Help me find the right platform bed frame! I want something cheap and of reasonable quality, for a queen-sized mattress. This shouldn't be this hard, but BED SHOPPING IS OVERWHELMING! Please help. [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Jul 7, 2012 - 13 answers

the bed's worn and tired legs

What is this white/metal part on my bed frame called, and where can I get replacements? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Where should he sleep?

I just found out that when your child reaches 35 inches, they're supposed to transition out of a crib -- and that's my son's height. I think he could probably climb/fall out of his crib at this point. But what if he's not ready for a toddler bed? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jun 16, 2012 - 30 answers

Sleeping suggestions for a mattress-less house

I'm subletting a house for three months in a town three hours from home. (I'll be there temporarily for work.) House doesn't come with a bed. What's the most comfortable sleeping arrangement I can make for myself without buying or transporting a mattress? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on May 15, 2012 - 20 answers

"She slipped the dirk from under her pillow..."

Should I train myself to sleep on my back? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 2, 2012 - 15 answers

My baby is safe but keeps giving me nightmares.

Every night I dream my newborn baby is in bed with me and is in danger of being crushed or suffocated in the blankets. How do I stop these awful dreams? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Will memory foam padding improve IKEA mattress?

Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Ditching bedbugs?

I just had a run-in at work with two adult bed bugs. What do I need to do before I go home (heck, before I get in my car) to ensure they don't infest my stuff? [more inside]
posted by saguaro on Apr 4, 2012 - 17 answers

creepy, nerdy, foodie bed and breakfast near NYC!

Looking for a Bed and Breakfast near NYC for a nerdy, foodie, book and music loving couple's last huzzah before she leaves! [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Mar 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Memory foam mattress. What's the winner?

I need a new mattress. I'm looking at memory foam and would like to keep the costs down to $500-600. What is the winner? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Mar 16, 2012 - 30 answers

A guest bed that can be hidden away

Wanted: a compact guest bed that sleeps two in a child's room, inflatable beds need not apply. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Mar 14, 2012 - 14 answers

We would like to purchase a shikibuton (folding foam bed) somewhere in eastern Massachusetts this weekend.

We would like to purchase a shikibuton (folding foam bed) somewhere in eastern Massachusetts this weekend. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Mar 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find the bed of my dreams!

Despite my minimalist style in general I have wanted a bed like the one in this article for as long as I can remember. Can you help me find one that doesn't cost $1000? [more inside]
posted by magnetsphere on Feb 20, 2012 - 19 answers

don't let the water lice bite

do people actually sleep in their bathtub? [more inside]
posted by camdan on Jan 11, 2012 - 40 answers

Can I put up a canopy with a case study bed?

Bedroom Design Help. Case Study bed with Canopy and LED? [more inside]
posted by penguinkeys on Jan 11, 2012 - 6 answers

fitted sheet for thinner mattress??

Does anyone know where I can buy fitted sheets that will fit my older 10-inch mattress? Everything they make now is for really thick mattresses, and the new fitted sheets just slip right off my thinner mattress. I'd rather not buy a new mattress just yet, and I'd prefer ones with a full elastic.
posted by cmp4Meta on Dec 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me nip an infestation of bed bugs

omg, I think I have been bitten by bed bugs. Please help. [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Nov 29, 2011 - 19 answers

Help make my bed more like a couch, please!

I’m trying to think of a way to make one part of my side of the bed more like the back of a couch. But I’m not very creative, apparently. Can you help me please? [more inside]
posted by miaou on Nov 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Steadying an unsteady headboard

How to secure my headboard in a more sturdy fashion. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Oct 30, 2011 - 10 answers

How Do I Encourage How Do I Get My Cat to Feel Safe in Bed Again, After Repeated Kitten Attacks?

How Do I Get My Cat to Feel Safe in Bed Again, After Repeated Kitten Attacks? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Oct 29, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I brace a loft bed in between two walls?

How can I brace a loft bed in between two walls to stop it moving back and forth during vigorous nocturnal activity? [more inside]
posted by mandrake on Oct 11, 2011 - 22 answers

I want an awesome bed.

Do you have an awesome bed? A bed you're daydreaming about right now? I want you to tell me about it. Your favorite mattress, pillows, mattress topper, sheets, comforter, duvet cover, anything. All suggestions welcome.
posted by sharkfu on Oct 11, 2011 - 49 answers

Adjustable bed recomendations

My parents are looking for an adjustable bed (the kind where you can change the angle of the bed, not the adjustable firmness like sleepnumber). We've had a hard time finding good reviews, so I'm hoping some people here will have first hand experience to share. Any good/bad brands to keep in mind? Anything they should think about when buying such a bed, or things you wished you knew before buying one? Thank you!
posted by nalyd on Oct 9, 2011 - 4 answers

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