Sleepwalking often gets played for laughs on TV or in the movies, but it’s really not a laughing matter. In fact, sleepwalking apparently affects nearly 1 in every 25 adults. Sleepwalking can result in violent behavior by the sleepwalker, and, of course, it can result in injury. Because stress and sleep deprivation are common causes for persons prone to sleepwalking, it can certainly be present on college and university campuses. And that means that sleepwalking can be common in the residence halls and dorm rooms. Because University Loft Company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of student dorm room furniture, including student loft and bunk beds, we encourage students to use our furniture safely. For students who believe they are prone to sleepwalking, we recommend that they choose the bottom bed in a bunk arrangement or use the available University Loft upper bunk guardrails.
University Loft beds and dorm room furniture can be configured in many ways. So what if the beds were originally both at floor level and didn’t require guard rails? Get them if the bottom of the mattress is raised more than 30 inches from the floor. Ask your student housing administrator or furniture procurement staff to provide the ULoft rails if not already part of your dorm room configuration. Your University Loft should have a warning label on each bed end describing proper usage. As with the bed rails, if the warning labels are missing, ask for replacements.
For more information about University Loft furniture and student dorm room safety, contact us today at 800-423-LOFT (5638).
The ULoft Blog Team
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Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”