The time we spend in bed makes up as much as 33% of your entire lifespan and for some of us, much more than this. With this in mind, you can see how important getting the right mattress for you is to your comfort and rest.
Choosing the right bed will save you from lack of sleep, sore muscles, and the bad back that companies bad beds. Following are a few pointers to help you make the best choice for your needs.
1. Visit Several Stores
You can look at the whole slew of attractive images online, but this will tell you very little about the quality and performance of a mattress. The best idea is to visit a few stores in town and get a feel for the make, style, and sizes of the mattress in question. It’s also worth going online – we’ve heard good things about the Tuft and Needle mattress.
2. Don’t just look at it, lie on it
You can eyeball a mattress all day long and still have no clue what the support and have no idea how the springs and cushioning will support your body. We are all very different anatomically and depending on your weight, skeletal structure and length you will need a different type of mattress.
3. Choose a bed together
Of course, if you will be sharing your bed with a bedfellow, the input of both parties will be essential for a good choice. Besides body types, you should also consider the sleeping styles and habits. Some heavy rollers will need more room for two.
4. Think about the size of the room
The size of the bedroom itself will also come into play. If the bedroom is very small, you will not be able to take up the entire living space with a king size bed. To relax properly you should be able to walk all around the bed.
5. Make the most of space with storage beds
If your living space does not allow room for a large wardrobe, you should consider where you will be putting all the spare bedding and clean sheets. You will have a good amount of space in a sizable bed frame featuring drawers and covers.
6. Give yourself room to spread out
Some people have a tendency to sleep legs and arms spread out across the expanse of mattress space, leaving any other occupants relegated to the fringes of comfort. If you have a partner like this and ample bedroom space, you may consider your personal comfort and opt for the Emperor size bed.
7. Consider more space than a single
Even if you sleep all alone, you should never deny yourself the comforts of sleeping on an expansive bed. Some people like having a lot of space and you could feel much more comfortable on a double or even matrimonial bed.
8. Make sure it looks good as well as feels good
The bed adds some serious style and flair to the bedroom and you should consider how this will play into your home decor. Headboards exist in an exciting array of styles and budget-ranges and are an absolute must when it comes to making an attractive home environment.
9. Choose a good bed for your back
Springs and slats are the best choices for keeping the back safe from the worst hazards of a poor mattress. A good choice will fit the dimensions of the sleeper perfectly. If your bed doesn’t fit your body, you will have no end to sleepless nights.
10. Beds and mattresses should work together
Never purchase a new bed without giving some thought to the mattress you will apply to the bed. If the bed and mattress don’t fit together perfectly, you can expect the longevity of the bed to be compromised.