Full bed?

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Post # 46
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It depends entirely on you and your sleep style.  FH and I managed to squeeze together on a twin for about a year.  We upgraded to a full and are perfectly happy on it.  We can sleep on it, roll over, and share space with three cats.  But it’s also a necessity – old house, a larger bed wouldn’t work.  We’re also shrimpy.  And terrible sleepers.  Neither of us has slept a night through in decades.  On the other hand, my parents are roughly potato shaped and two of the deepest sleepers I know, and they’ve slept on a full for close to fifty years now.  What the four of us do have in common is that none of us are sprawlers.

Post # 47
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We would not make it in a full size bed. We both get hot when we sleep, and having to be right up on each other would be miserable. We slept in a queen for probably about 3 years when we were first living together. We’ve been in a king for every bit of the last 10+ years. If we had to go back to a full size bed we’d probably get divorced…haha.

FWIW, the bed in DH’s old room at his parents house is a full. It’s MISERABLE for us. When we go up there, almost always Darling Husband ends up on the couch sometime in the middle of the night because it’s so uncomfortable.

Post # 48
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

i guess it really depends on how you and your SO sleeps?

my hubby and i have slept on full bed before and we had no issues at all. i guess this is partly because we like to sleep very close together, well he does. he usually spoons me during sleep (that’s our sleep position) so we do not need that much space. 😀

Post # 49
1062 posts
Bumble bee

Darling Husband and I sleep on a full as he got it before we were married. We don’t mind it. Eventually we’re going to get something bigger when we get a bigger house. We sleep close together so the extra room really doesn’t matter. 

Post # 50
3837 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We are in the same situation as you and have been making a double bed work for a few months. You can certainly do it. We’re planning on getting a king and I am a light sleeper, at first the double was awful but you certainly get used to it. 

Post # 51
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Out of laziness (because it is a perfectly good bed) my husband and I sleep in a full sized bed, and our baby slept in it with us from the age of 8 weeks until 6 months. For the record, since having my son 7.5 months ago I’m 190lbs and my husband is 6’1″ and 230lbs… so we’re not small people, haha. 

It can totally be done! That being said, I also can’t wait to upgrade since my husband is a sweaty man.

Post # 52
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Waterbury,CT

The bed in our room( me and FH) is a full size.My FH is 5 ’10 1/2″, I’m 5’1″. Eventually we do need a bigger bed-this one isn’t bad widthwise, but his feet do tend to hang over the end of the mattress.

Post # 53
2794 posts
Sugar bee

Oh my, I love sleeping in the middle of the bed so even a queen is too small for the two of us. We’d only ever survive with a king. 

And girlfriend, let me tell you, my best nights of sleep are in the king bed all by myself. Oh, heavenly!

Post # 54
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I know a couple that shared a TWIN sized bed in a college dorm!

That being said, Fiance and I upgraded from a queen to king and won’t look back! We have a dog that sleeps with us.

Post # 55
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We bought a queen sized bed when we got married but our sofa bed is full and we have slept on our sofa bed many times we don’t have any issues

Post # 56
968 posts
Busy bee

I have had a king size for years, even when I was single. I can’t imagine sleeping on something smaller. 

Post # 57
238 posts
Helper bee

I talked my now Fiance into going halvzies on a new queen bed for my condo when we had only been dating 3 months and he only came to stay with me once a month if that. We were totally miserable in my full size bed. One of our first purchases for our new home was a king sized bed now that we have the space for it, it’s heaven. We are both normal sized people and I don’t move much at all when I sleep but a full was still miserable. It was way to hot being that close to each other and there was hardly room to roll over in the middle of the night. 

I would at least upgrade to a queen sized bed. Do you have an extra bedroom you could put your full in? Or a place to store it? It was nice to have a full, queen and then our new king bed when we moved into our new house. We had a bed for every bedroom.

Post # 58
3556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Alyssa53 :  Darling Husband and i have been sleeping in a full sized bed for nearly 5 years (: we actually love the closeness of it, but are going to finally get a queen next year for the length. 

Post # 59
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We were fine on a full bed for at least five years, space was never an issue.  We only went up to a queen because we needed a new bed anyway and thought we might as well upgrade. I don’t even notice when we end up in a double instead of a queen on vacation. 

When I was 21 I shared a twin bed with a previous partner for five months.  Do not recommend that! 

Why don’t you start out sharing your double bed and see how it goes?  Then if it’s really bugging either of you, you can make an informed decision on whether or not it’s worth the money to upgrade. 

Post # 60
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Alyssa53 :  if you don’t have the money right now, worry about it later. but that may be high on the priority list once you’re wed, and the new full bed can be a really nice guest bed. 

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