Who is too tall for their bed ?

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  1. Ionto

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    LPSG seems to have a lot of tall men (indicating that things are relatively proportional after all), and I thought it might be interesting to pursue a topic that came up in chat the other day: who is too tall for their bed?

    As beds are standardised in France to 1.90 (6 feet 3), that means a lot of people are too big for the standard bed. I overflow by at least 5 cm, but this is no problem at home because
    a) there is a shelf behind the bed that I can put a pillow on, giving me an extra 15cm
    b) there is no foot to the bed, so I can let my feet stick out the other end.

    The problem is in hotels, where they have a standard bed with a board at the end: if it’s a big one, I can lie across it, but if not it’s back to the foetal position!

     
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    I fit perfectly!
     
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    I'm 5' 11" and my twin bed had my feet sticking out over the end. As I sleep on my stomach that made things most uncomfortable. I got rid of it and got myself a queen bed and now I've finally got enough room to splay and play.
     
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    I have a queen bed, but if i stay in a hotel its usually a double bed and my feet hang over unless i sleep diagonal. King size beds are the best plenty of room if you can fit them into your bedroom..
     
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    Barely fit lengthwise in most beds.
     
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    I am 6'4" and most times have some difficulty, especially in hotels. I have a queen size bed at home.
     
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    I'm 5'10"...never had issues with beds being too short.
     
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    I could have a bed much smaller in length than mine is as I always curl up into a little ball.
     
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    I'm too tall. :c I sleep on a crappy futon cuz my room is small.
     
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    I'm 6'8 and my feet stick out of every bed, even my king size at home.

    I generally sleep on my side, knees bent. Or sleep diagonally. My wife is 5'8.
     
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    Perhaps this site may be of service to you? They have beds for tall people.
     
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    Yes, it is often an issue, especially when traveling.
     
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    It doesn't matter how big the bed is. I'm just over 5'6" and my LTR was 6'3", so he always slept diagonally. Between him and two cats who insist on stretching on width wide, as well as him being a cover hog, I am now trained to sleep on the edge with my legs drawn up, happy if I have a sliver of blanket left.:rolleyes:
     
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    Someone else who shares the bed with cat(s)! :smile:

    At one time, my bed could've contained: me (5'3"), my LTR (6'2"), and two cats! I don't remember my LTR ever mentioning that he found beds to be too short though.

    Now it usually only contains me and one cat. Also, I tend to sprawl out on the bed even though I'm short. I just require a lot of space to move around in.
     
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    Actually, I think they believe THEY are being generous and sharing THEIR bed with me. :rolleyes:

    I have a standard queen size bed, and he always hated for any part of his feet to hit or hang off the edge.
     
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    LOL - yes, we are talking about cats here! They let me have the privilege of living in their house. (or actually, in my case, apartment, but you get the idea...)

    As one of the sayings I've heard goes: "Dogs have masters - cats have staff"! :biggrin1:

    I haven't heard any of the 6'2" guys I've been with say anything about the bed being too short though. Maybe with guys taller than 6'2" it's more of a problem.
     
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    I am 6' tall. Since me arms are near or above my face when I seep that adds
    a few extra inches, as does the feet when you lay out. (I sleep on my stomach)

    Growing up with a twin size bed I learned to keep a flat pillow to rest my
    feet on, instead of the footboard.
     
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