I get the most exercise in the bedroom!

United States
September 12, 2017 7:10am CST
According to Prevention.com men burn 100 calories and women burn 69 calories during 25 minutes of sheet action. The longer you go at it the more calories - well gee it isn't rocket science after all is it! Now, how I burn calories int he bedroom has more to do with making the bed not what happens in the bed. When we moved up from a queen to a king bed it was for comfort - and to get the 'snoring machine' a little further from me LOL! What I didn't think about was the time and energy it would take to make a king bed. It requires a lot of walking back and forth from one side to the other. I am not a perfectionist, but I also like the bed to look good when it's made! I love the feel of fresh clean sheets and if I had a twin size bed I would consider changing sheets every few days, but not so with a king, once a week is sufficient. If you have a king size bed how long does it take you to change the sheets and get the bed back to looking nice?
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Sep
I do have a king size bed and yes I can't reach across it so back and forth I go. I can soon see putting on the flannel sheets.
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• United States
12 Sep
@fishtiger58 I turn the heat off at night, I am hot blooded and my husband says I'm his personal heater.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill the exact opposite of me and my husband, he is the heater. His hands are always so hot I don't want him touching me in the summer lol.
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@just4him (81634)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep
@fishtiger58 I wonder if those will be necessary this year. I have them, and didn't use them once last year. It was such a mild winter.
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@Courtlynn (37400)
• United States
12 Sep
Only like 10 mins for me, with my king. And mine is wrinkle free
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• United States
12 Sep
You walk faster than I do!
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@Courtlynn (37400)
• United States
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill it takes about 5 when my mom helps
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• United States
12 Sep
@Courtlynn Can I borrow her LOL!
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@LadyDuck (108918)
• Switzerland
12 Sep
We have a king size bed and I change the sheets once a week. Our bed has a headboard, but also a footboard and this slow down the process a bit, not to mention that it's a real pain! It takes 12 to 15 minutes, I am not a perfectionist, but it must look good.
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• United States
12 Sep
That's why we don't have a foot board, that does add to the time. Most of the rentals we stay at have head and foot boards and just making the bed in the morning takes longer.
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@LadyDuck (108918)
• Switzerland
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill I did not want one, my husband liked a bed that had one, I finally say it was okay, but it takes longer to make.
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• United States
12 Sep
@LadyDuck I would bank my toes on one and I usually do.
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@Marty1 (22218)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 Sep
I have my home helper change my double bed. It takes about 5 minutes to fix. I wash it once a week before she comes and she does a great job! I don't fix my bed daily though my mom was big on fixing her bed daily until she got sick
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• United States
12 Sep
My husband gets up last, so it's his job to make the bed, don't tell him, but many times I remake it - I don't want to tell him he doesn't do it to my standards!
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@Marty1 (22218)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill of course I won't tell him. But there are some things that women do better than men and some things men do better than us women! !
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• United States
12 Sep
@Marty1 I can't think of one thing a man can do better...well, maybe one.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
12 Sep
It takes me 5 minutes done Abby. I love fresh clean sheets.
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• United States
12 Sep
What size bed? It takes me 5 mins. just to get the fitted sheet in place LOL!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill I have a single fold up bed...I need a new one. I can only have 100% cotton sheets.
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• United States
12 Sep
@TiarasOceanView All mine are all cotton. I found the 400-500 thread count are softer than the 600 and higher.
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• Germany
12 Sep
Gosh! That`s hard . Good thing, I don`t have big bed to fix
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• United States
12 Sep
It's a pain but I wouldn't get rid of it LOL
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@just4him (81634)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep
I have a king. I never gave it up after my divorce. I was used to the size and still am. It takes me a good 15 minutes to change and make the bed. I have thought about a smaller bed, being only one person, but I'm a tosser and wouldn't have the room I need to sleep in.
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• United States
12 Sep
When I was not married, between marriage, I had a full size and had lots of room and I toss and turn all night, always have.
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@just4him (81634)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill I've thought about going down a mattress size, but I just love my bed and I did just buy a new mattress last year. I'm also hoping that someday I will fill the other side of that mattress.
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• United States
12 Sep
@just4him I actually liked sleeping alone - but even then I only used half of the bed...good luck filling up that other half.
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• United States
12 Sep
My bed is a queen so it's not that difficult to change the sheets. It's a bit more difficult in winter when it's got blankets, comforter etc rather than the summer when I just keep sheets and a lightweight spread on it. That's a pretty comforter and I love the brown colors
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• United States
12 Sep
Thanks...I get them at a little place in McCayesville, GA - little store, big selection. I only use quilt and sheets - no blankets in this house LOL!
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• United States
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill we need nice warm blankets here in the winter (along with flannel sheets). It gets mighty cold
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• United States
12 Sep
@Marilynda1225 I lived up north most of my life and didn't need warm blanket or flannel sheets!
@JESSY3236 (4516)
• United States
12 Sep
I have a twin bed (daybed) and it is hard to change sheets on it. I have a tough time by myself.
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• United States
12 Sep
I can see why a daybed is hard to work with - and I always wonder how those tiny house people make those loft beds when they only have 3 feet of head room !
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
I have a king size bed all to myself , It was part of an inheritance , I got a house filled with nice furniture back in 2015. I have always changed my sheets once a week no matter what size bed. And yes I walk around the bed more, when I had a full size I could almost just reach across. I am about to buy a new mattress for this bed, my back has began to hurt.
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• United States
12 Sep
We have a sleep number not yet a year old. My husband says his back doesn't hurt as much now.
@LeaPea2417 (12661)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Sep
We sleep on a Queen Size bed. It doesn't take too long to change the sheets, around 10 minutes or so.
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• United States
12 Sep
The queen sheets are also easier to fold and take up less room.
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@Kandae11 (21912)
12 Sep
Mine is an inch or two smaller than a queen - but I sleep alone so its more than enough for me. I take about ten minutes at the most to change sheets and pillowcases.
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• United States
12 Sep
10 mins would be a blessing for me LOL!
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@patgalca (13811)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Sep
I wish I had a king sized bed but our headboard will not accommodate it. We have a queen and I do walk back and forth around the bed when making it, especially when putting on fresh sheets. As for the other kind of between the sheet activity, I find it hard to believe that very much is burned.
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• United States
12 Sep
I would guess that the more energy put into the act the more calories are burned. 100 calories ins't much.
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@kobesbuddy (6517)
• United States
12 Sep
We have a queen size and it takes me a long time, going from one side to the other, trying to get the bedspread even. Probably about 15 minutes.
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• United States
12 Sep
I like quilts that have patterns so they are easier to line up properly.
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• United States
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill The one we have has stitching, so it's easier to get the sides straight.
@amadeo (42060)
• United States
12 Sep
I do not make the bed.Mike does it most of the time.How long does it take a few second.
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• United States
12 Sep
A few seconds, wow, send him down here!
@amadeo (42060)
• United States
12 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill did you know that keeping your bed unruffle.Keep t he bed bugs away
@resukill22 (3047)
13 Sep
Like me our bed is king size, so when it comes to change the cover, I would expect more sweat come out haha
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• United States
13 Sep
Yes it is a little more 'hard' work isn't it!
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13 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill yes it is, especially if ur the only one who work for it haha
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• United States
13 Sep
@resukill22 Very true!
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@Platespinner (16701)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Sep
Just think how long it would take ME to make a king size bed. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
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• United States
13 Sep
If my husband helped it would take more time I'm afraid.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill Lucky for me I don't have to make a king sized bed, or even an Emmett sized bed; last night I slept on the kitchen window sill.
• United States
13 Sep
@Platespinner LoL!! thanks for the smile!
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@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
12 Sep
Reminded me of my Housekeeping training that I attended last year. We are given 5 minutes to change bedsheets (3 linens ) for queen size beds and two pillows. And yes, changing linens, arranging bedsheets is indeed a good exercise.
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• United States
12 Sep
5 minutes - wow - did you get it done that fast? That is amazing.
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@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
13 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill That was a hard one my dear , but yes I was able to finish the task in 5 minutes (whew) Thanks God I made it , I passed the training
@marlina (57068)
• Canada
13 Sep
We have a queen size bed and change the sheets every week. Find that it gets harder and harder to do as I am getting older and stiffer.
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• United States
13 Sep
I miss the queen size it took so much less time and effort.
@kiran8 (14197)
• Mangalore, India
13 Sep
LOL...I love the patchwork bed spread ! Mine takes about 15 minutes and changing sheets every week takes longer than that, good exercise since it involves bending and stretching ..
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• United States
13 Sep
Yes, you get some bending and stretching for sure. Sometimes it feel like a full workout.
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