They say we spend about a third of our life sleeping, so it’s clear that you should spend as much time needed in selecting the right bed. Choosing the wrong bed not only leads to poorer sleep, but also long term issues like a bad back or sore muscles.
Here are our tips on best selecting the right bed.
You can only do so much research with online searches; visit some different stores to get a better understanding of the different styles and shapes of beds available, whilst taking into account your room size, style and overall needs.
Try them out
Don’t be afraid to test out a bed before purchasing it. Our bodies react differently to the various levels of support in beds, so you need to be physically and mentally comfortable with whichever bed you choose.
Consider your partner
If you have a partner, you should always opt to choose together. This allows you to test it together and ensure it’s big enough and comfy enough for the both of you.
How big is the room?
Don’t forget to take measurement of the bedroom, as a big bed won’t be suitable for a small room. Choose a bed that still allows a reasonable amount of space around it for maximum relaxation.
You aren’t necessarily required to purchase a single bed if you sleep by yourself. Many sleepers require a bit more room for maximum comfort, so think about whether this is you and if it is, consider going a bit bigger.
Don’t skimp on style
Headboards are great for adding character and extra style. Choices range from upholstered, wooden or metal, all of which are available in a selection of cool designs.
The mattress matters
Don’t forget to consider the mattress when you buy your bed. Spring beds for instance work best with spring mattresses and slat beds will better suit foam mattresses. We’d recommend buying a bed and a mattress at the same time, simply because buying a new mattress and using it on an old bed will likely lessen its lifespan.
Don’t go in there with a plan to underspend or overspend. Going too cheap may result in getting a bed that doesn’t offer enough support to get a good night’s sleep (and it may also decrease overall comfort). We’d recommend looking at reviews online at the beds you’re interested in to get a better idea of what to expect.
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