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Why don't more people.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_hippo, 29 Mar 2008.

  1. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    fall out of bed? Most people roll around the bed in their sleep so why don't they roll over the wrong way and fall out of the bed? Do we have some inbuilt mechanism that keeps us in the bed?
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I've fallen out of bed once or twice. The worst time was when I dreamt I was being pushed out of a plane without a parachute and woke to find myself falling to the floor(!) - I almost cacked myself.

    However, I reckon we're still mostly aware of where we are in the bed whilst we're asleep - there's always a rudimentary flow of info from our senses to the brain even whilst unconscious.
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I think its because of the cold your body would react to being exposed more. Therefore you instinctively keep yourself under the covers.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    ^Possibly in Northern climes.
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    That's why you need a partner to hang onto..................could be an excuse if you're caught out one day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  6. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    On that subject, I recently fell asleep and had a dream about poking myself in the eyes with my glasses; the rest of the dream was me looking for a hospital. When I awoke I found my thumb firmly lodged in my eye socket and it was one of the most painful things that I've ever felt.
     
  7. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I always thought that was why we have these rails down the side of the bed.:biggrin::smile:
     
  8. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I remember as a child wanting to fall out of bed .. so I lay on the edge of the bed to go to sleep ... when I woke up I had moved over towards the middle. I was unable to fall out.

    However one of my children has repeatedly fallen out of bed ... she seems to prefer sleeping in strange positions. The weirdest one was one night when she swapped and slept on the top bunk ... her sister woke to find that there was a foot hitting her head. The younger child had fallen out of the bed and was currently sleeping upright :ohmy:trapped against the wall by the top bunk rails (by the way she is 10). She is not allowed to sleep on the top bunk again.
     
  9. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    The solution could be the continuous duvet, running over and under the bed. Wife can't pull it away. Can't fall out. Not sure how to make the join though.....
     
  10. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Patent it!
     
  11. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Fallen out of bed alot. One of the worst times was when we stayed in a static caravan which only had a small gap between the two beds. I rolled out in my sleeping bag and struggled to get back in bed. I often wake up, lift my head up and smack it on something like a wall, not the nicest thing to wake you up in the morning. I move around alot, and one woke up with my head and arms in the hole at the bottom of my covers.
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    That's a fantastic idea!

    I'm so glad I got to the Patent Office first!
     
  13. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sheddy [​IMG]
    The solution could be the continuous duvet, running over and under the bed. Wife can't pull it away. Can't fall out. Not sure how to make the join though.....

    Patent it!
    __________________
    Brow wrow!

    Too late Nena! ;):thumbsup::blush:
     
  14. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    I've only fell out of my bed twice in my entire life, although on one of those occasions I managed to nearly break my wrist. I think one is aware of surrounding bed etc when one is asleep. Years ago my dad was asleep and the cat came and sat on his shoulder. In the morning he told the story of how he'd had the strangest dream where his mother-in-law had been some deity and he'd been carrying pigs on his shoulder to be sacrificially slaughtered. Sleepwalking is pretty common though.
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    WHo are yer?