Getting out of bed can present risks, especially when attempted too quickly. I suggest to our residents/clients that when rising from bed and standing, do so slowly. Getting up too fast can cause your blood pressure to drop. That can make you feel wobbly. Also, it is wise not take a step for 5 seconds, or until you are sure you have your balance. I also recommend positioning furniture to allow for open walkways. And it is important to remove any electrical cords or throw rugs that might be in the way. This is especially critical for those who shuffle their feet when they walk.