My wife and I are looking to buy a new (queen size) bed, and trying to decide between two beds from two different stores. Both are actually quite similar in terms of look/style and price. [more inside]
In heterosexual relationships, is there a side of the bed that men normally sleep on? Is there any kind of tradition behind it? Like, if you're standing at the foot of the bed looking at the pillows, are men supposed to sleep on the left or right side? My dad always slept on the left side. And myself, with my last girlfriend, I also slept on the left side. Am I unconsciously re-enacting some kind of old tradition as to what side I'm supposed to sleep on? [more inside]
How can I get going faster in the morning? [more inside]
I think I spotted a bed bug this morning. What do I do now? [more inside]
I want something to put at the foot of my bed to keep feet warm - a throw would work, but something more designed for the purpose perhaps- like a giant "sock" that slips over the end of the comforter that you slip your feet into or something like that. down or equivalent preferable, but post whatever you have!
Could a bed bug have made this bite? [more inside]
Preventing the wet spot, if by "wet spot" you mean "oh my god I just made Lake Michigan on your bed": a NSFW question about bedroom hydrodynamics. [more inside]
A handstand on someone's chest while lying on a bed of nails? [more inside]
Ants (or something) in my bed? [more inside]
I'm looking for a minimalist/possibly nontraditional bed frame that won't throw off the zen of my bedroom. What options do I have? [more inside]
How can I minimize creaking/cracking noises from my new IKEA STORÅ Loft Bed? [more inside]
Allergyfilter: Need recommendations for a dustproof pillow cover. [more inside]
There's a bed frame I want for a great price on Craigslist. Should I worry about bed bugs? [more inside]
Mattress-filter: I recently took a trip to Germany with my wife and was fascinated by some of the hotel beds there. Unlike some other parts of Europe, there were not two single-person beds, but seemed to be two combined. [more inside]
How do I best store a memory foam mattress topper? Can I keep it folded, rolled, or otherwise compressed? [more inside]
My bed sounds like a banjo made of metal being strummed by Edward Scissorhands whenever I turn over. Could someone else with the same model of bed tell me if this is a feature and not a bug? [more inside]
Hard medical evidence about sleeping on a hard, flat surface? [more inside]
I need a small scale chair that converts to a twin bed. [more inside]
I love this bed
. How do I find one like it? What kind of words should I be using in my search? Thanks!
How can we make our mattress firmer and give us a better night's sleep? [more inside]
I'm buying my first bed and first mattress, and I need help understanding mattress height, as well as where/how to find canopy linens. [more inside]
So many great pads available to soften hard mattresses, but nothing seems to go the other direction. What are some creative ways to make our cushy pillowtop mattress firm enough for safe cosleeping with a new baby? [more inside]
My bed has casters that don't lock/break and don't come off. This causes my bed to pull away from the wall, making my covers and pillows fall between it and the bed. Do you have any suggestions of cheap things I could buy, or DIY to make my bed stop rolling?
I could use some help figuring out how to phrase a request that my boyfriend give his bedding a spin in the laundry. We're pretty newly minted, and I understand the need for tact here, but I am blanking on the best way to say this. [more inside]
are there any roll-up/fold-up mats i could be comfy sleeping on every single night for, let's say, a year? i'm about to move to a teeny tiny room (about 11'x5'4"). i have plenty of common space available to me in the larger apartment but would love for my room to contain more than just a bed. [more inside]
How can I find the best foam mattress on a limited (<$400) budget? [more inside]
I'm moving on Sunday, and all efforts to sell (or give away) my bed and futon/couch have failed. There's no room for them in my new apartment. What should I do with them?
I need a proper sleep position! I don't know which one I sleep to, because I keep tossing and turning till sleep overtakes and I fall asleep. [more inside]
We have put a futon on top of a (very crappy) mattress base. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
My wife and I stayed overnight at a hotel a few weekends ago and came to the realization that our bed is truly horrific.
Help us buy a new mattress! (details inside) [more inside]
How can I keep my SO from kicking me in his sleep? [more inside]
How can I convert my full bed into a sofa temporarily? [more inside]
I'm too tall to comfortably sleep on a Full size mattress, so I'm in the market for an Extra Long Full (Full XL), but my search hasn't gone so well. [more inside]
Will anything bad happen if I put my bed over a floor vent? [more inside]
I'm buying a bed for the first time and just got the mattress. Should I get a boxspring and bed frame, or just a bed frame or platform bed (same as bed frame?)? I was considering this ikea frame
so it looks easy to disassemble when I move.
The upstairs neighbors have bedbugs. My roommate and I really really really don't want them! Are there any preventative measures we can take? Bonus points for non-chemical solutions.
What is a high quality set of sheets? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very sturdy bed frame to replace one that recently broke while in use. I REALLY do not want this to happen again, so I need suggestions for a VERY sturdy, quiet bed for less than $500. [more inside]
Short version: is there a secret source online
(so not IKEA) for attractive, cheap
platform beds? I can't drive to pick one up (unless the source is less than 50 miles from Champaign, IL), so online is the only option. [more inside]
We're reconfiguring our house to make room for a second child. We'd like to continue to have someplace comfortable for guests to sleep, but we're short on space. [more inside]
We live in Toronto, and we like this bed
. But we're not sure that we're up to spending $1500 on it right now. [more inside]
IkeaFilter: Do I need to buy a 'slatted bed base' if I have a box spring? [more inside]
Will an Ikea Sultan Erfjord latex mattress bake me as I sleep? [more inside]
Do I really need a mattress cover? [more inside]
Could we have bed bugs? [more inside]
Mattress Filter: Where to buy a double mattress and/or bed in Montreal? I’m a starving student, and this September I want somewhere comfortable to sleep when I relocate to McGill. I’m not made of money, but metafilter has scary bedbug stories and a $200 Ikea foam job sounds uncomfy.
IdentifyThisBugFilter: A friend of mine who lives in Astoria (infamous for being in bedbug central) got a little freaked out after finding this
bug in her bed. After lots of Googling, I determined that it's not a bedbug, but we'd appreciate any help in identifying this non-bedbug bug. [more inside]
I'm moving to Albany, NY, and I'm trying to figure out the most practical way to set up a place to sleep in my apartment (bed, futon, or mattress) as quickly and easily as possible. [more inside]
I'm looking for some headphones comfortable enough to wear while sleeping/trying to sleep. [more inside]
What do you keep in your beside table? [more inside]