For most of us, a king-sized bed is regarded as the ultimate luxury, and is more than enough space to get a comfortable night’s sleep. But what do you do if it’s not? Perhaps you have kids who tend to jump into your bed when they have bad dreams at night, or a dog who refuses to sleep anywhere else but cuddled up next to you all night long.
One company is now producing giant mattresses to address the needs of those for whom a king sized bed is simply not enough, and they are enormous.
The Ace Collection
The bed company called The Ace Collection has now made beds and bed frames that are twelve feet wide. Inspired by one client’s desire to have a bed that was big enough for her children to cuddle in to read bedtime stories, the company now offers three sizes: the Ace Size, the Ace Player Size, and the Ace Family Size. The sizes range from 80 to 144 inches wide, and 80 to 108 inches long .
The price of the massive mattresses ranges from 2250 to 4054 dollars, and the brand also sells hypoallergenic bedding to fit their extra-wide beds.
Sleeping with Pets and Kids
These mattresses are catching the attention of those with children or pets, who often find themselves with multiple bodies in their beds on any given night. That begs the question though- is it safe or healthy to sleep with your children or pets?
When it comes to sleeping with children, whether or not it is safe largely depends on their age. Without wanting to discourage snuggling between parents and their baby, Eve Colson, MD, says that sleeping with your baby is a risky behaviour.
“There’s no way to keep the sleep environment safe in an adult bed,” she says .
A 2013 study found that sharing a bed with your baby can increase their risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by five times. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents keep their baby out of their bed, particularly during the first three months of life .
There may, however, be some benefits to co-sleeping, as long as it’s done safely. Cynthia Epps, M.S., a certified lactation educator at the Pump Station in Santa Monica, California, says that there is an instinctive need for a mother to be close to her baby.
“Keeping the baby close, with skin-to-skin contact, calms the baby,” says Epps. “And it can cement the emotional bond between mother and child.” 
As for sleeping with pets, the debate is a little clearer: unless you have allergies, you’re likely fine.
Derek Damin of Kentuckiana Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in Louisville, Ky., cautions those with allergies against sleeping with their pets, or even allowing them in the bedroom at night.
He understands, however, that most pet owners will continue to sleep with their pets regardless, and notes that as long as they are not disturbing your sleep, there is likely no negative consequence to having your pet in your bed with you .
A Larger Bed for a Good Night’s Rest
A crowded bed does not make great conditions for a good night’s sleep, so parents and pet-owners around the world would likely jump at the opportunity to get such a large mattress to sleep on.
At twelve feet across, you could find enough space on the Ace Family mattress for yourself and whoever else decides to hop into your bed at night, whether that be a frightened child or an eighty-pound Doberman.
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