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Falling out of bed — 8 Comments

  1. now if a soldier is having nightmares (imagine they might be common?) then s/he might also be a very restless sleeper. (Just a weird suggestion from the totally unqualified you might like to consider!)

  2. Problem is that most dont sleep well for the entire time they are deployed. Restless normally wakes you up. This is a fairly young crew with intact nervous systems; falling may not be surprising, but landing on ones head is…. (usually your arm snaps as you use it to try and break your fall….

  3. 18-25 year olds with side rails? Yah, right. You work with soldiers, exactly how many of them would tolerate side rails? Of course, if they pull their mattress to the floor they can deal with the mice, but they won’t have far to fall (also evil grin)

  4. I read something way back when about why folks(kids included) do not fall out of bed after a certain age. Something like a built in gyroscope in the brain. You may want to research it.
    I have had a few minor ankle injuries getting out of the top bunk.

  5. In reply to you questions…
    1: I ALWAYS preferred and took the upper rack
    2: It has the distinct advantage of not having someone sit or toss crap on your freshly made rack.
    3: Much easier to make, no hitting of your gourd on the upper rack.
    4: Yes, they are called RACKS in the Navy.
    5: No, never fell out of the upper, even when intoxicated.

    Only a few disadvantages I ever found…
    1: If your lower rack mate felt like bugging you, he’d kick the upper
    2: Transient barracks, Rota, Spain, racks were 5 high, felt like mountain climbing, but otherwise, no problem, besides, it was too high for them to check at inspections. (and just by luck got the TOP rack)
    3: Other than the bulkheads (walls), no place to hang your pix, lower rack had that advantage of putting them on the bottom of the top (my) rack

    The only exception to the above was on the ship, didn’t have a choice, but fortunately, I had the middle coffin…perfect height…that lower one would have been a killer…inches above the deck.

  6. I don’t remember any TM, FM, classes, safety briefings, risk assessments on how to safely get out of the top bunk on to the floor. I could see a DOA TF tasked to come up with solutions. Should take 2-3 years with lots of folks and 20 mil to come up with answers.

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