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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 08:01:39 am »
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 09:48:24 am »
Hi, vegetables, and welcome!

Glad to have you here, but - when you said 'I don't prefer it', what exactly did you mean you don't prefer?
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2019, 02:58:46 pm »
When BeagleDaddy and I were first married, the only people we gave the master bedroom to while they were visiting was his parents.  They were both elderly and his dad had serious back issues.  The sofa bed we had usually put a bar right against the lower back and that would have been agony for his dad.

We don't have a spare bedroom any more so no overnight guests.

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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2019, 07:02:59 am »
When BeagleDaddy and I were first married, the only people we gave the master bedroom to while they were visiting was his parents.  They were both elderly and his dad had serious back issues.  The sofa bed we had usually put a bar right against the lower back and that would have been agony for his dad.

We don't have a spare bedroom any more so no overnight guests.

A little off topic, but.....

A handy little trick I learned from a friend with that kind of sofa bed was to turn around.  Put my feet toward the sofa and my head at the other end.  It made a huge difference.
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2019, 09:52:17 am »
When BeagleDaddy and I were first married, the only people we gave the master bedroom to while they were visiting was his parents.  They were both elderly and his dad had serious back issues.  The sofa bed we had usually put a bar right against the lower back and that would have been agony for his dad.

We don't have a spare bedroom any more so no overnight guests.

A little off topic, but.....

A handy little trick I learned from a friend with that kind of sofa bed was to turn around.  Put my feet toward the sofa and my head at the other end.  It made a huge difference.

Or, if you're not too tall, lie sideways, parallel with the bar!

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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 10:51:28 am »
When we invite people to stay with us, I always say, "You know that bar that sofa beds have? The one that hits right in your hips and twists your back around? Ours doesn't have it! We've slept on ours for two weeks at a time, and found it very comfortable."

RIP, Castro Convertible sofas! I'll be reupholstering mine until the day I die.
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2019, 10:37:37 am »
I am single with no kids, and if I had a married couple staying with me I'd give them the bedroom because I don't have a guest room. I'd probably do the same thing with a single guest as well. My dresser is in another room and I'd bring whatever clothing I needed for the next day out with me. I think the most gracious thing a guest can do is to sleep where they're told as long as it's adequate for their needs.
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2019, 09:19:58 pm »
I would absolutely not be giving up my bedroom. I would rent a hotel room for someone to stay in before giving up my bed.
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2019, 12:39:21 pm »
I would absolutely not be giving up my bedroom. I would rent a hotel room for someone to stay in before giving up my bed.

Yep. I also would rent a hotel room before staying in someone else's bed!
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2020, 11:12:18 am »
I'm a 60-year-old woman with a futon in the living room.  It makes a very comfortable extra bed and a decent sofa.  It actually sits pretty high, unlike the old types of futons.
It's my best friend's bed whenever she comes for a visit, partly because she likes to fall asleep to the tv, but mostly because my 'spare bedroom' is really my sewing room. 
A couple of years ago, we went shopping for a new mattress for the futon.  We had a funny disagreement about who would pay for the new mattress.  'It's my couch, so I should pay for it.'  'It's my bed, so *I* should pay for it'.  In the end, we just split the cost. 

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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2020, 11:20:34 am »
When BeagleDaddy and I were first married, the only people we gave the master bedroom to while they were visiting was his parents.  They were both elderly and his dad had serious back issues.  The sofa bed we had usually put a bar right against the lower back and that would have been agony for his dad.

We don't have a spare bedroom any more so no overnight guests.

A little off topic, but.....

A handy little trick I learned from a friend with that kind of sofa bed was to turn around.  Put my feet toward the sofa and my head at the other end.  It made a huge difference.

I have a Castro Convertible from the Olden Days (they sold the company to a North Carolina furniture maker that shortly went out of business), and it doesn't have that bar (If you ever get a chance to buy one used, grab it, and have it reupholstered; they were a NYC-centered company). I always tell people when I invite them, "You know that bar that hits about hip level? Ours doesn't have that."

But sometimes (when I'm sleeping on it for various reasons, like painting the room, etc.) it feels as if I'm sleeping slightly upside down, so I flip around too.

Sometimes you can slide a board in between mattress and frame.

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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2020, 12:01:16 pm »
Nope, I have an arthritic hip and insomnia. I am not giving up my bed, nor am I putting anyone out of theirs. Sometimes it means I can't travel, sometimes it means getting a motel. At least that way I am not keeping folks awake when I am.
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2020, 07:53:15 am »
I would absolutely not be giving up my bedroom. I would rent a hotel room for someone to stay in before giving up my bed.

Yep. I also would rent a hotel room before staying in someone else's bed!

I am with both of you. The idea of someone else sleeping in my bed makes me very uncomfortable.

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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2020, 11:48:56 am »
I would absolutely not be giving up my bedroom. I would rent a hotel room for someone to stay in before giving up my bed.

Yep. I also would rent a hotel room before staying in someone else's bed!

I am with both of you. The idea of someone else sleeping in my bed makes me very uncomfortable.

We did once many, many years ago.  The couple had a very young baby and she was nursing and we felt she would be more comfortable in the master bedroom with the bathroom right there and everything.  Everything went alright but when they were leaving the next day, they suggested that we might want to buy a new mattress because ours wasn't firm enough!   So that was the first and last time we ever gave up our room for anyone!
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Re: Giving guests the master bedroom
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2020, 02:53:40 pm »
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they suggested that we might want to buy a new mattress because ours wasn't firm enough!   

That's a little cheeky! Haven't they heard that people have different needs and preferences?

I mean, if they decided that they didn't want to borrow your bed on the next visit because it was too soft, that's OK, they just keep it to themselves.
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