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Old 01-25-2013, 05:46 PM   #46
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I think it comes down to what kind of a sleeper you are.

For me, I am an extremely light sleeper. It sucks, I don't like it, but I can't help it. In a double bed, I am probably going to get bumped more often and be more cognizant of flopping around--stuff like that. That's just me, though. I realize there's a whole legion of people who sleep just fine, can have people laying all over them, and find that very comfy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #47
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DH is 6'3". I am 5'7". Neither of us are what anyone would consider "petite".

We can't both sleep in double bed. if we get a room with 2 doubles, we each take one bed.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #48
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I'm with the OP. We sleep in a queen at home, but when forced to sleep in a double when travelling, we sleep perfectly comfortably. To us it doesn't matter all that much.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #49
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My husbands feet hang over a double and he grew up sleeping alone in a double. The one time we tried to fit on a double bed, I fell out because he's hogging it. We were staying at his parents house and I spent the rest of the time sleeping on the couch. It was awful.

We don't normally sleep in the same bed on vacation if it's smaller than a king. We used to sleep girls on one bed, boys on the other on vacation.

But now that my oldest is just under 6 feet he can't share a bed with his father either so we now book either 2 rooms with girls in one, boys in the other or
get a suite with one king bed and 2 other beds - if the suite doesn't have a king bed, then we need 4 beds in the suite.

It's tricky to track down when traveling but I now refuse to be uncomfortable on vacation like I used to be when we tried to all squeeze into too small beds.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #50
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I am 70" tall. DH is 74" tall. (5'10" and 6'2").

A double bed is 75" long. Our feet really do hang off the end of a double...
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #51
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Some want the queen size mattress for the width which is 6 inches more on a queen, but some need it for the length which is 5 inches more. Overall that's 4,050 square inches versus 4,800 square inches.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #52
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we have a queen bed at home, but always stay in a room with 2 doubles at wdw. doesn't make any difference to us, because we sleep spooned right up against each other anyway.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #53
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I told DH about this thread and he said he may be Grumpy, but he's not a dwarf, so we need king size.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #54
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My husband is 6'5" so king size is his happy place. But queen works. As a gal in her 50's I am still having heat flashes. So, occasionally I am in need of space.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #55
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My Hubby radiates heat so a few inches would make a difference to me
My wife says I do too.....and she considers that a good thing since she is always cold.

We have a queen at home, get lost in it even though I am 6'2" and 270 lbs, and DW if 5'7"......even with the cat on the bed too. Hotels, Double/queen/king doesn't matter.

I will say that I am amazed at the folks that need a big bed because their SO bothers them when they sleep, get 2 singles like in the I Love Lucy or Dick Van Dyke Shows, not a king, if that's the case.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #56
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Dh and I have a queen at home. We can sleep in a double, but we feel crowded. Dh is 6'4" and on a double the extra space for his knees comes out of my space. I like being comfortable when I'm on vacation and I'm a super picky sleeper. If we have a choice we always opt for queens.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #57
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Well for one, why do YOU care (OP) what size bed other people want or need on their vacations?

But while we're talking size, a queen bed is 5" LONGER than a double as well.
I doubt she cares what kind of bed people sleep in, probably just a curious question. I roll around alot while I sleep, I don't mean to, it's just what I do so any extra substance to the bed is OK with me
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #58
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My wife says I do too.....and she considers that a good thing since she is always cold.

We have a queen at home, get lost in it even though I am 6'2" and 270 lbs, and DW if 5'7"......even with the cat on the bed too. Hotels, Double/queen/king doesn't matter.

I will say that I am amazed at the folks that need a big bed because their SO bothers them when they sleep, get 2 singles like in the I Love Lucy or Dick Van Dyke Shows, not a king, if that's the case.
Why need singles? Maybe they like sharing a bed but want some space also. Twins are shorter also.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:46 PM   #59
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We prefer a queen but it's no big deal.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #60
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Not a big deal here, don't see much of a difference.
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