Jim, I solved this problem by building a platform the screws to the floor the length of the bed. Actually it is for the DW on her side between the bed and closet but the idea will work for your side as well. Just be carefull not to cover any heat vents in the floor. The step I made was about 4" tall and about 5' long. I bought some cheap carpeting the same at the 5er (
) and nailed the carpet to the platform. Much easier for her to get into bed.