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Author:  Albert
E-mail:  alrha@alrha.com
Date:  4/28/2005 1:07:00 PM
Subject:  Nida Mattresses
Message:  Author: shmuel
Date: 2/13/2005 9:47:40 PM
Subject: mattress and sheets for NIDA
Message: when a woman is nida, and the couple sleep in two different mattresses side by side, can they have one sheet for both of them like usual or do they need to have two sheets?

Reply: If the person on one bed does not feel it when the other one moves, it is ok.

I assume you are talking about feeling the weight of movement and not say the pull on the sheets. (this should also allow one blanket as well).

If the only reason for two mattresses is so that one does not feel the weight of the other (being that you seem to imply they can be right next other with one sheet) would it be permissible to use a king-size mattress on which movement on one side is not felt on the other? (a pillow can be placed in the middle of the bed to still keep a separation if needed.)
Reply:  If they are on the same boxspring but not on the same mattress, but they still feel each other's movements, it is no good. (If that is the case, I would imagine that the boxspring is pretty old - maybe time for a new one)
One mattress cannot be used, no matter what. With two mattresses, two sheets and two blankets must be used. The separation required between mattresses is a drop, enough that they do not touch.

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