I've never given it any thought. In mine, one cannot access the bedroom closet, etc without crawling on the bed. When "packing & un-packing" for a trip, I've always crawled on the bed to put things in the closet and drawers. I guess I will have to re-think that. Same with the table and couch. Now, I did shape a 2X4 to match the angle of the edge of the slide. When the slide is retracted, I place the board under the exposed edge thus giving it support should someone step on the edge.