I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. I wonder why we don’t fall out of bed when we’re sleeping? I have never fallen out of bed while sleeping. I tried doing a search about it and this is about all I could find. It’s really only a question forum through yahoo.
It seems all the other searches I did only covered toddlers. A few did cover the elderly. I also can’t ever recall times when my kids fell out of bed either. Now getting up to play while supposed to be sleeping is a completely different story. But other than a few times, they pretty much stayed on their beds too when asleep.
Most things I read had to do with REM and the stages of sleep that you are in. Wouldn’t that also apply to you no matter how old you are? The only people who seem to have rails up on beds are babies in a crib and the elderly. Nursing homes all have those beds with rails on them. Hospitals also do. Do you suppose those rails also have to do with having something to hold on to when either getting into bed or out? Or to help hold things like the “nurse” button or the phone?
I can remember there have been times that I would wake up with my head at the foot of the bed. Or I’d wake up wandering around my room lost. But in my whole adult life, I’ve had the “feeling” of falling but have actually never fallen out of bed.
What about you? Do you know anyone or do you fall out of bed? What about your young kids, do they fall out of bed often?
We have a segment on our local news that I do use here quite often called “Good Question” and I’m thinking about submitting this one because it’s always been a question in my head.