Why does it matter so much?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by MinnieLovesMickey12, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Jedana

    Jedana DIS Veteran

    Feb 27, 2011
    Same here! DH is 6'4" and does the corner to corner sleep on doubles. Which leaves me having to sleep with the boychild--who likes to roll around in all different directions (still)--the occasional sidekick and feet in the face thing ruins my night!

    So, give us at least a queen. We have a king at home.

    funny thing, we used to sleep on a queen sized air mattress when camping. Did this for about 15 years. Last year, our mattress died, and instead of replacing it with another queen, I bought 2 of these mattresses from Coleman.

    I intended to use them together, and make a double high king. Last minute, I just left them as double high singles.

    Best night sleep camping we've either had. :banana: No rolling towards each other when getting up or down or changing positions. No fighting over space. Still slightly too short for DH, but so was the queen.
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  3. Disneybuckeye

    Disneybuckeye DIS Veteran

    Apr 24, 2010
    I also am confused why some of the nasty responses to the question. I see nothing wrong with it and bed size is not a make it or break it issue for me.

    We have a queen a home, but a full size on vaca is fine with me. As we own a timeshare and DVC we usually end up with kings though. I also agree with the previous poster that I feel kind of lost in them as DH and I are not big people. I can see for a larger person why it would make a difference.
  4. Cannot_Wait_4Disney

    Cannot_Wait_4Disney Ok all you A cattle, get in ...

    May 18, 2005
    The Titans lost the Superbowl years back by an inch. Sometimes, a little bit makes a big difference. For us, a double puts us close to the edge. And I'm tall so I have to sleep partially on a diagonal
  5. timmac

    timmac DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2007
    On my first read of the question, I actually kind of wondered if there was some condescention; the last line in particular about "does it really matter
    or is it all just a mental thing" might be read as though it's talking down. Now, of course, I doubt that was the intent, but I can see how it might have read that way. I suspect that may have created a bit of misunderstanding that triggered some slightly emotional responses.

    Back to the point, I will sleep in a double on vacation, though we definitely prefer at least a queen (which is what we have at home). Apart from the
    increased length, it feels like the dimensions between double and queen are kind of hinging on a magic glass ceiling, at least for us. The way we usually sleep in a queen, there's just enough room for us to be comfortable. Any less, and we certainly notice it. I suspect this is probably why the queen size is so popular... it's width is just enough to provide sufficient room for comfort of two adults.

    Another way to look at it is this... if we assume that the loss of the six inches doesn't matter, and a double bed will do, then why not just lose another six inches and go down to a 48" bed with. After all, it's only six inches, right? And, let's do that again. And again, if necessary. I think it's obvious one will eventually hit a breaking point. I suspect the double/queen size is right around that point for many people.
  6. NMAmy

    NMAmy Can speak food in German

    Oct 25, 2000
    I always kind of wonder the same thing, OP, because bed size is not a priority with us when choosing a hotel room so I'm interested in hearing the reasons why this is a very important priority for others.

    DH is 6'1" and I'm 5'7" and we have a double bed at home that we share with absolutely no problems. When we vacation and end up in a king it feels like we're sleeping in two different bedrooms. ;)
  7. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

    Aug 31, 1999
    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.
  8. Disney  Doll

    Disney Doll DIS Security Matron

    Nov 5, 2000
    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.
  9. topolino

    topolino DIS Veteran

    Jan 6, 2006
    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.
  10. GaSleepingBeautyFan

    GaSleepingBeautyFan DIS Veteran

    Aug 12, 2007
    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.
  11. WebmasterKathy

    WebmasterKathy Administrator Administrator

    Mar 9, 2002
    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...
  12. LuvGoofy6

    LuvGoofy6 "This bond between us can't be broken. I will be

    Jun 2, 2012
    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.
  13. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

    Aug 3, 2005
    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.
  14. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

    Feb 11, 2011
    I told DH about this thread and he said he may be Grumpy, but he's not a dwarf, so we need king size.
  15. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

    Feb 10, 2012
    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. :)
  16. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    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 **** Van Dyke Shows, not a king, if that's the case.
  17. 3Gsandme

    3Gsandme DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    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.
  18. Cantw8

    Cantw8 DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2002
    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:rotfl:
  19. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

    Feb 10, 2012
    Why need singles? Maybe they like sharing a bed but want some space also. Twins are shorter also.
  20. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

    Jun 20, 2006
    We prefer a queen but it's no big deal.
  21. chloelovesdisney

    chloelovesdisney DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2007
    Not a big deal here, don't see much of a difference.

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