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The right bed is one that is both comfortable and supportive. Please read our bed buying guides to help you narrow your choice for the type of bed that would be most suitable for you.
The key to owning the perfect mattress is to take your time trying them. Consider your sleeping positions and the most comfortable size. Bear in mind that a larger bed will typically give you more space to enjoy an undisturbed night’s sleep.
Take your time to try at least three mattresses when choosing your new bed. You spend roughly a third of your life in bed, you need to choose the right bed for you.
Choosing a bed
A bed is the most important piece of furniture we buy
We spend roughly a third of our lives in bed, between six and eight hours each night.
Beds can be large or small, firm or soft, however, if they are uncomfortable your health and wellbeing suffer. The National Bed Federation recommends that a bed is changed every ten years. People often keep them well beyond this and then have to replace them for all the wrong reasons such as back pain, worn cover, tired fillings, exposed springs and lack of support. A bed is rarely changed because it has reached the end of its ten year life span.
Choosing and buying a bed is an intensely personal choice
Finding the right combination of both the bed and mattress will give the ultimate degree of support to suit your needs. Many people think that buying a new mattress will give them a brand new bed. However, it’s very important to establish the condition and type of the customer’s existing base. If it is old – the new mattress will follow its worn contours thus bringing no improvement. Similarly – different types of bases may make the mattress feel different from the shop floor model. So, here are our recommendations. Purchase a matching set and try a range of beds for comparison!
The right bed is one that is comfortable and supportive. Different people find different beds comfortable so it is important to try a range of beds for comparison. If the bed is for two people, it is also important for both to try the beds.
Things to avoid when choosing your bed
Prodding with your hand is no use, especially pocketed sprung mattresses that are designed to depress with your full body weight. Sitting on the edge of the bed will also give a false impression, particularly if the divan has a sprung edge. The only proper way to test a bed is to lie on it – preferably both on your back and side for an extended period of time.