How to sleep in twins beds that are pushed together?

  • My wife and I are going on holiday to a resort. While the resort markets the room as having a double bed, in reality it is two twin size beds pushed together with a narrow gap down the middle where they meet. We have stayed with this company before and the floor is tile, so as the night progresses, the narrow gap tends to widen. Apart from us staying on our own sides of the bed, is there anything we can do to make it more comfortable? Ideally, we would use the sheets and towels in the room, but we would be willing to buy and bring something if it will make the situation much better.

    The only thing I could suggest don't cuddle. :)

    As is answered below, get some straps. You'll find a million and one uses for them. Make your own clothes line, strap your luggage together, strap your luggage to a luggage cart (harder for someone to just pick up a piece and walk away, strap together your beds, strap your kids in place.... heh just kidding about that one.

    In some countries (Germany being the one that springs to mind), even a double bed would come with 2 individual single duvets. I've seen setups with 2 beds pushed together, each with their own duvets. So, could be worse...

    May be obvious, but have you tried to ask the reception to have a double bed instead? I had success with that a couple of times.

    @Gagravarr How is that worse? Isn't that the same?

    Paracord. I always carry a small amount when I travel.

    Turn the mattresses around so that they are transverse to the box springs/frames. Use belts/whatever to hold the legs of the frames together.

    My solution to this was always just pushing away one of the beds and not using it at all.

  • Two other possible solutions.

    1. There is a funny-looking gadget on sale in several places that can be used to fill the gap between the two joined beds. This makes things a bit more comfortable at the beginning of the process, but it works only until the gap becomes too large. Moreover, it doesn't look exactly travel-size.

    2. You simply have to increase the friction between the bed legs and the floor. The easiest way is putting something sticky or rubbery below the legs. Be creative; you can use for instance silicone pot stands, or even duct tape (is there anything it can't fix?).

    Nope! About Duct Tape that is.

    That gadget is usually called a pont d'amour -- a bridge of love.

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