What do you sleep on?

@AmbiePam (51157)
United States
October 18, 2007 5:26pm CST
Do you sleep at night on a couch, bed, futon, or recliner? I have a queen size bed, and I'm thankful for it. A couple from my church bought it and used it for a couple weeks and it didn't work for them. They heard about my physical problems and told me I could have the bed free. It's much better for my back than the twin bed I had. I do sleep on my couch often, usually when I have a migraine. I don't know why, but the smaller space works better for me in that case. So what do you normally sleep on? If a bed, what size? If a futon, do you think it is actually better than a bed, or was it a financial decision that spurred you to buy it? Maybe some people from different countries sleep on mats. I don't know, but I'd love to hear. : )
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I sleep on my couch. - couch in living room
I have a bedroom with a bed in it but I always sleep on my couch. Don't ask me why...lol...I just do. Maybe if I put a tv in my room I'll start sleeping in there but until then...it's the couch.
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I've always preferred to sleep on a couch since I was a small child. I don't know why. Lately I've tried to force myself to go to bed ON my bed. LOL
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@YamiKiba (938)
• United States
31 Jan 08
LOL. I wish I could sleep on a couch. Its a lot more comfier than my bed. . .but yes I sleep on a spring mattress, twin-sized. I still live with my parents so sleeping on the couch is frowned upon here. .even though I still do it sometimes. They say I shouldn't because the couch wont last as long if I keep laying down on it, rather than just sitting on it. Heck I prefer the floor to my bed sometimes, but there simply isn't enough room to sleep on the floor here. .without someone stepping on you.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
18 Oct 07
How you know already from my didcussion we have king size bed.But I have to tell you, we don't have beds like this in Europe.I mean no so high.So first weeks i was really dizzy and feel very sick.But now after time I get used to it.But still cannot eat before I go to the bed, becuase I would be feel sick again.Sometimes I would also sleep on the couch, when i just watch tv and fall in sleep.Since we have just new couch it is really comfy.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
18 Oct 07
That's really interesting. I never thought if there was a difference or not.
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@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
18 Oct 07
We have a waterbed with a regular king sized mattress insert in it. It is comfortable, but it hurts my back sometimes. Before I met Bruce, I used to sleep on the couch all of the time. But... it is rather difficult for two people to fit on the couch. LOL
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Unless you have a sectional it might be the quickest way to end a relationship! : )
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I have a queen size bed that I got last year. I love sleeping in it. Its so comfortable and roomy. Sometimes my boyfriend wants me to sleep in the same room as him so I sleep on the futon we bought but its not that comfortable.
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• United States
18 Oct 07
Well it just depends on if I decide I want to go to my bedroom to sleep...If I do I sleep on my bed but not to often cause I hate sleeping alone...But most of the time I sleep on my couch!
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
19 Oct 07
well i sleep on a queen size bed with my hubby and ofcourse the cat sleeps too.so its very comfortable and plenty of room for all,but i use to sleep on a twin bed with my hubby and man it was small but we always cuddled so close to eachother we actually liked it that way.pattie
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Are you serious? You guys made it on one twin bed? You must be one skinny girl! : )
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• United States
19 Oct 07
yea i know a twin bed,but it was nice at the time lol yea i'm skinny but it was so nice being so close,we still do that though even though we have the queen bed now its like we have a twin because we dont use the whole bed.lol
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@taylorblue (1286)
• Canada
21 Oct 07
COUCH!! i have slept there for 5 years while my son and husband sleep on the queen sized bed. I have no problems with that because I hate his snoring!
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
21 Oct 07
LOL, you poor woman!
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Hi Pam, I am the proud owner of a queen sized bed. I sleep alone and I love it. If I'm not comfortable on one side, I move to the other side. I have some fancy-schmancy air mattress that is adjustable, and I have the two sides at a different setting. As for sleeping on the couch, NEVER. I hate sleeping on the couch, any couch. It is too uncomfortable for me. Happy posting..
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
That is something I like about my queen. I can roll over wherever I want because it's just me and I don't have to share. heh heh
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I have a full size bed. It is nice and comfy. That is where I sleep unless I am not home. But lately it seems with all the work and new grand baby the only time that I am home is to enjoy the comfort of my bed.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
19 Oct 07
All I can say I'm dying to get a new bed..not just a mattress set, but a new bedframe...Don't ask how old they are..I have a twin sized bed...do you have any idea how hard it is to find a twin sized bedframe now?? And yikes not cheap as one time I was hunting around just to see what was available..most twins seem to be the captain's beds now...As much as I would love a larger sized bed, it just wouldn't fit in my room well without looking weird
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
19 Oct 07
2 of the cats I sleep with - and me
I sleep on a twin bed with 4-10 cats - and I'm not thin either! I do have a good mattress on the bed, a couple of pillows under the mattress topper (so my sholders have a place to go down into) and 2 pillows.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Goodness girl! Those two cats are enough to fill a twin bed! : )
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
19 Oct 07
The orange one is my #1 son, Taj & the white one is my "white kitty" Timus.
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@GardenGerty (115737)
• United States
21 Oct 07
We have a queen size bed, I bought from a friend whose husband was put in a nursing home, and she downsized. It made a big difference. We did sleep on a full bed, but I am large and my husband is tall. If for some reason I get insomnia, I go downstairs to a recliner, turn on the Weather Channel in the next room--I can see it through the doorway--and snuggle under a blanket and I usually fall asleep.
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
21 Oct 07
In a month it's definitely going to be snuggle weather all the time.
• United States
19 Oct 07
We have a queen size bed, but my hubby wants a king. We do need more room we both sleep wild! lol When he is gone overnight I go back and forth from the couch to the bed. Some nights I enjoy having the bed to myself but then I feel more comfy on the couch because the back of it sort of replaces his missing body. Not fully but its something to lean on, something I often do when we get to sleep together. I had a futon once, it sucked as far as sleeping on it. Of course I got it from Wally World so Im sure had I bought one of better quality the mattress would have been much more thicker and you wouldnt have been able to feel the metal rods through it. I even tried to put that egg carton foam under it, but it still was uncomfortable. Bay Lay Gray xx
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Oh, I know. I put two egg carton crate things and a couple comforters on that futon and it didn't help at all.
@Millyg87 (45)
• Canada
19 Oct 07
I sleep on a futon, it has done wonders for my back i recommend one for everyone and it wont put your pockets in the ICU.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I thought it would help my back, and it didn't. Maybe it was just the one I happened to get. 'Cause you're right, the cost is good.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Hi Ambie I love my bed we have a queen size bed and its really comfty. I dont like to sleep on the couch. Alot of times my husband will fall asleep on the couch and of course I must go wake him up.LOL Thats really nice of your church to donate you a bed. I hope you sleep well on your new bed and pleasant dreams.
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Same to you Terry. : )
@raychill (6530)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I too have a queen size bed I got for free. It was a Christmas gift from my parents about 3 or so years ago. My entire life prior I'd never had a real bed. I went from a bunk bed to a day bed that was more like a couch to a futon. I'd never had a real bed and that was all I'd wanted for Christmas. So that's what I got. SUcks though cause Queen Size/King Size beds are pretty much your entire bedroom.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
LOL, yeah you're right!
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
19 Oct 07
I have a King Size bed. It was my husbands when he moved in with me, & he thought it better than my double which I agree with. After all, the cat has to sleep on the bed too. We both have two pillows, but my hubbys are the allergy free pnes. We have sheets, one thin blanket & a quilt. I sleep on the left side of the bed.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Yes, the cat does need room, LOL. I know my dog is the same way. : )
@missybal (4492)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I tend to sleep on the couch most of the time. For some reason it's the most comfortable for my fibromyalgia. We have a queen size bed but I don't sleep in it when my husband is away. I agree that the less space seems to make a difference. I think it's because I don't toss and turn as much because I haven't got the room to do so and the cushion in back to support my sides. I don't know for sure. I tend to get a better nights sleep anyways without my husband. Since most of the time he is away for the military it works well for me.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I think you put that really well. That describes how my couch seems to help me better. And while it is an aid for my my fibromyalgia, it never seems to be the same for my mother. Maybe it is the difference in the couch, but unless she is in her bed, her fibromyalgia gives her fits at night.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 07
There are a double bed, a single bed and an easy chair in my bedroom. If the weather is rather hot during nighttime I would like to sleep in the adjustable easy chair. I will sleep on my queen size bed if the weather turns cooler. The weather in my place is normally quite hot during daytime so I like to have my afternoon nap in my easy chair. Sometime I do lying on the floor when I have running nose. By this way it could make me to feel more comfortable as this could ease the watering of my sensitive nose.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I also find sleeping in an easy chair to be cooler. When the temperature is quite hot, it is a nice respite.
• United States
19 Oct 07
I sleep in a bed...it is not a single or a twin. However, I do not know if it is a Queen or King. I can certainly roll around in it....I would neverrrrrrrrrr want to sleep on a futon.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Ugh, I know! I slept on a futon for one year, and that was enough for me!