i was hoping to get a bed that’s about 20-21 inches tall so that when foam is compressed it becomes about 18 inches tall - same as my computer chair when adjusted to the height i like.
but i am finding this very hard to accomplish. the ikea bed i want is 10.5 inches tall, and all the other beds are even taller, so when you add 13.5" mattress it works out to 24 inches - which is supposed to be typical for beds, but makes no sense to me ! if all the sofas and office chairs are 18" why make beds 25 inches ?
i hear in the past beds were as high as 36" …
what are the cons/pros of 18", 25" and taller beds and everything in between ?
in MY case i spend half my day watching TV ( actually youtube and delicast on big screen TV ) sitting on my bed. half the time i will be laying on the bed watching TV and half the time i will be sitting up at the edge - and that’s why i am worried about the bed being so high.
i’m 5’10 ( actual height ) but i have never had a tall bed before. i grew up in Soviet Union where you would be lucky to be sleeping on a piece of plywood LOL and when i came to US i was a teenager and up until now i have slept on futon type folding contrations which all were close to the ground. finally age and bodyweight have caught up to me and i need a real bed - but i’m not sure whether a bed taller than 20" will work for me because i never tried taller beds - especially not for watching TV from ?