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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Girl View Post
    I have a roommate situation! Really happy about it. We are both in transition so maybe just for 5 months and the re evaluate. I saw free twin mattress and box sprin, the room is small and i am a small person. I would put my bed frame in storage and the mattress needs to be replaced so just let that go,,

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    Just the typically less then $20 frame? Or does this have something weird about it that has some special connector that only works with whatever head/footboard you may or may not have?
    If space were a concern, then I would probably make a platform single bed, with drawers underneath. (and skip the box, that isn't a box spring)

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    My bed now is an Ikea bed I really like, with slats and no box spring. I prefer no box spring and a bed a little lower. So it would break down and fold up pretty nicely for storage. I currently have boxes underneath but nothing I really need with me, wrapping paper and overflow shoes and of course YARN.

    I am thinking about looking at futons,

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    the only reason I wouldn't is because my dog sleeps on the other half of my queen. She's 16 and I adore her and would never make her move to the floor at her age. When my parents die and I have to find an apt, I would consider a twin just to have more space in the room. A futon sounds practical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Girl View Post
    My bed now is an Ikea bed I really like, with slats and no box spring. I prefer no box spring and a bed a little lower. So it would break down and fold up pretty nicely for storage. I currently have boxes underneath but nothing I really need with me, wrapping paper and overflow shoes and of course YARN.

    I am thinking about looking at futons,
    Futons vary in quality. If I were you, I would go with a futon frame you like and then upgrade to a mattress that you feel confident will be comfortable on a daily basis. A lot of futons are sold on the premise that they will only occasionally be used for company... and a good way to discourage overnight guests in the future! I have a futon that I think is pretty comfortable, and I've slept on it fairly regularly when my dog chased me out of my own bed.
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    For more than a year I've been sleeping on a traditional Japanese shikifuton that I ordered from Japan. During the day it's folded into thirds; at night it's on the floor on interlocking foam squares (for insulation). It's the most comfortable thing I've ever slept on, and I sleep deeply and feel rested even after just a few hours. The best part is that it can go over a porch/balcony rail to get some sun and air, so it's always fresh. Mine is a twin size, which is all I've ever needed to sleep on. A larger one would be too bulky to maneuver. And it's filled with just cotton, so no smelly foam or fire resistant chemicals. I love it!!!!

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    I recently met someone who has been sleeping in a hammock for more than 10 years. During the day, it is moved and all hooked on one hook, to free the room to be fully used as a quilting studio! Such a wonderful idea! If it were not for the two cocker spaniels who enjoy sleping on my bed, I could easily see myself doing the same thing. I would love to have more room for sewing! My in-lieu-of idea is a side- folded, full size, murphy bed... sone day, soon.

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    A hammock wouldn't work for me because sleeping on my back causes apnea. And a twin bed wouldn't work for me for similar reasons to freshstart. If it was just me, sure. But my 20 lb cat cosleeps with me and I can generally find space on the edge of the bed. (he, of course, prefers to sleep in the center.)

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    Only sleeping in the same bed with my boyfriend, otherwise I would prefer my own bed.
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