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    platform beds ?

    Has any one here tried them ?

    My old bed / mattress are just about done so I was curious about having a lower height ( as I have always slept better on floors ) and maybe a firm orthopedic mattress ontop.

    Been looking at these.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    I had one for a bit, and then realised that it was achieving nothing over just a plain mattress on the floor, and that's what I've had since. It's a bit odd at first, but I've never had any problems. The only thing I would say is that they're much harder to get out of - rather than swinging your legs out and standing up, you've got to basically climb up to a standing position. Depending on circumstance, it may not be a big deal, but I know at first, early in the morning, that suddenly feels like a real chore.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    I had one for a bit, and then realised that it was achieving nothing over just a plain mattress on the floor, and that's what I've had since. It's a bit odd at first, but I've never had any problems. The only thing I would say is that they're much harder to get out of - rather than swinging your legs out and standing up, you've got to basically climb up to a standing position. Depending on circumstance, it may not be a big deal, but I know at first, early in the morning, that suddenly feels like a real chore.
    tough choice... I use the beds height to help me a lot and dont have a lot of room - then again if i got new single bed I could have, pity there wasnt adjustable platforms..

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    Re: platform beds ?

    The other disadvantage with a platform bed is storage. You can stash a decent amount of stuff under a standard bed (unless you get a drawer-less divan)!

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    Re: platform beds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    The other disadvantage with a platform bed is storage. You can stash a decent amount of stuff under a standard bed (unless you get a drawer-less divan)!
    Yes, its more the fact now ive been lying in the same spot for close to 3 yrs like a Beepin Fakir - and trying to experiment and change that while not being in discomfort.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    I have one of these Ikea Mandal beds in storage and tbh, can't wait to use it again

    Good firm base, with a firm foam mattress and storage underneath

    Snootyjim has the right of it though, to start with it took some getting use to, getting up from such a low position, but I kinda miss that now.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    I used to have a bed base made of pallets so it's natural for me to sleep close to the floor. Plus if you fall out of bed there's not far to go. Disadvantages are that when you get up, you really have to get up off the floor. Further to go when you're feeling crappy. However rolling onto the floor and crawling to the loo with a hideous hangover is easier
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    Re: platform beds ?

    On my perspection, Its better to avoid buying platform beds. Because once my uncle bought platform beds its seems like cushion and very sophisticate but later after few months its quality been reduced. Cushion became flat and exhaustion. So better not to get fool by buying that type of beds even makeshift too.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lexusrodgers View Post
    I have bought a platform bed twin size from Amazon, this is a Japanese Style Bed, It's so low but I think It suitable for my small room. It helps make the larger space for the bedroom.
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    Re: platform beds ?

    I can't imagine why posting in a 7 year old thread triggered the spam filter...

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    Re: platform beds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    Has any one here tried them ?

    My old bed / mattress are just about done so I was curious about having a lower height ( as I have always slept better on floors ) and maybe a firm orthopedic mattress ontop.

    Been looking at these.
    we're currently sleeping on two mattresses stacked on top of each other and laid on the floor. Works a treat. (not deliberate, just how we got things out of the way while we do some DIY) but it's worked well and perfectly comfortable.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    I can't imagine why posting in a 7 year old thread triggered the spam filter...
    Despite noting that, and that the OP (melon) may no longer be interested, I'll comment on this bit ....

    I use the beds height to help me a lot and dont have a lot of room - then again if i got new single bed I could have, pity there wasnt adjustable platforms..use the beds height to help me a lot and dont have a lot of room - then again if i got new single bed I could have, pity there wasnt adjustable platforms.
    There are adjustable platforms. Well, sort-of. I have one, needed when I got out of hospital a while back and couldn't get out of a standard height one.

    So, a domestic version of a powered hospital bed, but a bit more elegant (designs vary in that regard, from utilitarian to a bit more elegant but still utilitarian). Minimum height, on mine at least, is about 10 inches. Maximum? Well, put it this way, I could sit in bed and still change a ceiling light bulb.

    Oh, and it tilts, putting either head level higher than feet or vice-versa, and the head end goes from flat to about vertical, at waist point, so you can sit up straight like in a chair. You can also raise the bit under the knees.

    You will want to choose the mattress carefully, though. I went full foam, because I doubt steel spring cells would take that level of bending and last long.

    It took some getting used to but is surprisingly comfortable, but if needed whether for medical or disability purposes, they are available. Melon is probably 7 years past finding this useful, but you never know who else reads reanimated zombie threads.
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    Re: platform beds ?

    the OP definitely won't be interested given they are now banned and have been for some time. Under that user name, and also under two more IIRC.

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    Re: platform beds ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    the OP definitely won't be interested given they are now banned and have been for some time. Under that user name, and also under two more IIRC.
    Could still be reading as a guest, entirely invisibly, or even a subsequent boomerang account could be used more .... carefully.
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    New poster email is platformbedexpert@ gmail. com and has a pageful of entries at Stop Forum Spam, so is banned

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    im sorry....for a few short moments I was feeling overly generous...twont happen again

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