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How to buy the perfect bed

By Edited Nov 12, 2015 1 0

Picking the right bed to sleep in every single night should really be considered very important. Statistically and on average, we spend one third of our lifetimes asleep, which should really emphasise the importance of making sure that we get a decent night's sleep each night.

If paying a bit more means that a person gets a decent night's sleep and looks after their body - e.g. if are prone to back and spine problems - then that's fine, as people should not simply choose whatever's cheapest. One should really contemplate if a bed will provide them with sufficient sleep over if it fits with the rest of their bedroom!

When it is time to buy a bed, what should one consider? Listed below are some bed buying tips that should hopefully come in handy:


The first thing to think about is the bed's size, which can not only depend on who will have it, but also the amount of space in the room itself. A small children's bedroom might be able to squeeze in two single beds or might have to accommodate a bunk bed instead, while the adults of the house may have a bedroom large enough to squeeze in a king-size or queen-size bed instead of just a regular double bed. For a couple buying a bed together, a bigger bed will definitely give more space while sleeping, which should help each person to get a great night's sleep, but it'll also be more pricey and use up more room in the bedroom.


Along with pillows (which we will get to later on), buying the right mattress for your bed is hugely important. Spring mattresses have a poor reputation but they are not all that lousy: open coil spring might not be as comfortable as other alternatives, such as pocket spring, where individual springs adjust to your body's shape. Memory foam and latex mattresses also adapt to the contours and shape of one's body, while an orthopaedic mattress may be more recommended for an individual who endures frequent back problems and wants to look after their spine.


Sometimes overlooked, pillows are also very important - an individual should not simply purchase whatever is cheapest and leave it at that. Again, orthopaedic pillows should aid to take care of a person's spine, whilst memory foam pillows will change their form depending on how you lay your head and neck whilst you're asleep. Some people prefer only having one pillow rather than two, whilst others might prefer large, thick, springy pillows over hard, flat pillows. Everybody is different, so it's important to look for the solution for you.


Once the bed size, pillows and mattress have been picked out, the frame should really be thought of as an aside, unless the bed frame of your dreams only comes in one size or comes free for a particular kind of mattress, for instance. In most instances though, you should be able to pick a bed and bed frame and get the right mattress and pillows for it afterwards.



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