I have spent fourteen years sleeping every night in the bed pictured above. This bed is very comfortable and it is far easier to make. This is because the sheets and blankets don’t need to be tucked in at all. And, because of this, the bed never needs to be moved out (even when the sheets need to be washed). So this bed is pretty good. (You can just see one of the Velcro strips (on the bottom left) which make this possible.)
But this is not the bed I will be describing in these webpages. This is because this system cannot apply to double and floor beds – and I want this system to apply to all beds. So these webpages are long and rather complicated. No wants to read them. But I must still persevere. Perhaps someone will read them long after I am dead.
There are 3 forms of bedding with which we are all very familiar:
Flat sheets and blankets.
A fitted bottom-sheet together with a doona and,
A sleeping bag.
And combinations of these three forms are also used.
Also these three forms of bedding are used in different ways for single beds, double beds and smaller camping mattresses. And all these different combinations have various advantages and disadvantages.
So it can’t be very easy for me to demonstrate that I can produce a new system, which will be better than all these combinations. But this is what I shall try to do. Please at least read my first paragraph.
The essential element of this invention is a set of connected tapes, which will fasten around a user’s mattress. Many Velcro patches will be attached to these tapes at just the right places.
The sheets and blankets, which this bed uses, will then have the opposite Velcro patch sewn onto them. These Velcro are then attached to the opposite Velcro patches on the tapes. So, via the patches and tapes, the bed’s sheets and blankets are now always kept in the correct place for a sleeper’s comfort.
A purchaser will buy this complete bedding package with these tapes, sheets and blankets already connected by the Velcro patches to each other. The purchaser then takes this package home and they put it all onto their mattress. The tapes are then passed under the mattress and their ends are connected (the tapes have Velcro at their ends so that they can be easily connected). The bed is then immediately ready for sleeping in.
To make the bed on a normal day, the sheets and blanket are simply pulled into place. So making a bed now only takes a few seconds.
To change a sheet (or sheets) on a washing day, the user undoes the sheet’s Velcro patches and removes it for washing. This is a very simple operation indeed. While doing this, the blankets can remain in place. The blankets can easily be removed in the same way – but this would occur much less frequently. And, of course, the sheets and blankets can be returned to the bed by the simply operation of pushing the Velcro patches back together.
Traditional beds just use flat sheets and blankets. And these sheets and blankets need to be tucked in every time a bed is made. Thus, in comparison with traditional beds, this bedding will save a huge amount of work.
But now many people now use a fitted sheet and a doona, and this saves most of this tucking-in work. But this system has many advantages over a fitted-sheet/doona system as well. Thus:
1. A doona cannot be adapted for differing temperatures. But this system allows extra blankets to be added or taken away easily. Also during the night, the top sheet and blankets can be tossed aside or pulled back over the sleeper at will.
2. This system always keeps the top sheet and blankets in their correct positions. But a doona often does not stay in its correct position and the sleeper can get cold.
3. After washing, it is terribly hard to get a doona back into its doona cover. This system has no such problem.
4. After washing, it is not very easy to put a fitted sheet around the mattress. In this system, all a person needs to do is put the Velcro patches back together. This is a much easier operation.
5. Often a fitted sheet will tend to crumple up at its middle because of lack on tension. This system has no such problem because there are sufficient Velcro patches to provide the tension necessary to keep the bottom sheet flat everywhere.
But all systems must have some disadvantages. The two disadvantages with this system are that:
1. When the mattress needs to be turned over (or a mattress protector needs to be washed), then the tapes must be undone for the operation. Afterwards, the tapes must be refastened. Fortunately most people do not do this task very often. So this is not a big problem.
2. The sheets and blankets, which this bed uses, have been adapted to fit to this specific kind of bed. So a user cannot now simply buy normal sheets and blankets for the bed, when and where they like. If such replacements are required, then they must be bought from the firm that provided the bedding package for the user initially. So this is a limitation.
These two limitations are essential. But, given these slight disadvantages, this form of bedding is much easier to use and will save a large amount of time.
The Current Situation
I would like to make an initial set of all these bedding-package systems for several people to try and use. But I can’t. With a broken back I certainly can’t do the work myself. And I can’t manage to hire anyone to do it for me. I offer people thousands of dollars – but they still refuse.
So if you are interested please give me a ring. I have a temporary patent on the system but this will soon run out. So people can take and use these ideas just as they like to make and sell these systems. I am not interested in making money out of the system at all. But I would like to see the system being used.
(I have two single beds and a camping bed in my unit, which I use myself. But these beds use an earlier design form. So they are now only partially relevant. But you can come and see them in my unit.)
In all current normal beds, a sleeper expects to be able to enter the bed from either side. This implies that the Velcro patches, which must keep the top sheet and blankets in roughly their correct position, must be situated at the foot of the bed. Otherwise the patches will interfere with the sleeper entering the bed. This is particularly true of double beds where both partners will wish to enter their bed from their own side. Thus this normal bedding case will be described first under the heading of “Double and Normal Bed packages”.
But a single bed is often placed next to a wall. And then the sleeper will only want to enter the bed from the room side. And this means that the wall side can now be used to stabilise the position of the top sheet and blankets. And there are some very significant advantages in doing this. So this will be the principle method I will use to develop my “Easy-to-Use Single Bedding Packages”. But, because this system is a more radical change from current practise, I describe this form of bedding after my more normal bedding system.
Then finally after this, I describe my “Easy-to-Use, Complete, Temporary, Single Bed”. This bed can be used on the floor (or when camping). This type of simple complete bed has some very significant advantages as well.
Updated on 1o/11/2016.