Letting your kids sleep in bed with you, if done safely, can be a great experience. If you don’t have the space to fit everyone, though, it can quickly go from cuddly and cozy to uncomfortable and sleep-depriving — especially if you have pets who like to sleep with you, too.
Many people avoid co-sleeping for this exact reason. But with the perfect bed, this problem can easily be solved.
One Company Is Making Extra-Wide Mattresses
Instead of trying to co-sleep on a regular-sized mattress, you could try one of these giant mattresses from The Ace Collection, a super-sized line of mattresses and bedding (queen, king, ace — get it?). These beds can fit whole families, as they come in sizes larger than your typical king. You can see some of their options in this Facebook post from Ace:
Doesn’t that bed look so nice and comfortable? You could do some serious sprawling in this bed.
Currently, the line includes mattresses in three sizes: Ace, Ace Player and Ace Family Size.
According to the company, the Ace is significantly bigger than your average king-size mattress. Dimensions measure at 108 inches by 80 inches (the average king size in the U.S. is 76 inches by 80 inches).
The Ace Player — which is the Ace mattress rotated — is great for people who need more length, as it measures 80 inches by 108 inches. Then there’s the extra-wide Ace Family, which is about double the width of a typical king bed and measures in at 144 inches by 80 inches.
You can order a mattress from the Ace Collection on their website, where they also sell bedding with a 200 to 500 thread count, as well as organic cotton, and bed frames to fit these oversized beds.
Prices range from $3,500 to $6,000, depending on the size and firmness of the mattress and pillow-top options, plus the bedding and frames. Although altogether it is costly, it may be worth it to have a comfortable night of sleep.
But Is Co-Sleeping OK?
Co-sleeping is still a controversial topic, but having the larger space to sleep can help make the practice safer.
And besides, even if you don’t spend the whole night with the kids in bed, who doesn’t want to curl up next to each other in bed and watch a movie together as a family? At least no one will feel squashed in these beds!
Though the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against bed sharing, countless families wouldn’t have their sleeping arrangements any other way, as you can see from these social media posts.
@Lamaze_DC shared their reaction on Twitter when they learned about these extra-large mattresses.
— Lamaze DC (@Lamaze_DC) November 30, 2017
And @car_carg shared a loving photo on Instagram of her snuggled up in bed with her son and their kitty.
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@realsimplemama said on Twitter that her 4-and-a-half-year-old son’s transition to his own room was bittersweet.
I can’t believe it. Our son, our firstborn, will be moving into his own room at 4.5 years old. I know it’s not traditional and we certainly didn’t plan it this way. But what a bittersweet transition for everyone. #cosleeping
— Sarah (@realsimplemama) November 28, 2017
Basketball Players, This Bed Is For You
Of course, these mattresses are not only great for those sleeping with more than two warm bodies in a bed.
While some families may be interested in these ginormous mattresses merely to ensure they have their own sleeping spaces, turning the mattress lengthwise can also mean extra sleeping space for those with really long legs — like the Oklahoma Thunder’s Hasheem Thabeet, for example, who is a whopping 7-feet, 3-inches tall.
Correction: A previous version of this article listed the size of the mattresses in feet instead of inches. These mattresses are big, but they’re not THAT big! We regret the error.