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Getting A Good Night's Sleep Can Become A Burning Issue

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It may be a good idea to put a fire extinguisher on your nightstand.

THE BURNING BED–REVISITED

[R]esearch shows that half of home fire fatalities occur between 10 PM and 6 AM, with most victims asleep at the time of the fire. Indeed, many homeowners seem well-versed on the dangers inherent in the kitchen, where high heat is used routinely and the garage, where many hazardous chemicals can be stored. Fewer are aware that nearly 1,000 American lives are lost each year to fires that start in bedrooms.

[T]he most recent statistics indicate that there were an estimated 53,500 residential bedroom fires in the U.S., and that includes 17,800 mattress and bedding fires.

I would also suggest a really reliable smoke and fire detector on the bedroom ceiling.