How to find the right bed for you?
1. In your lifetime you will spend over 200,000 hours in bed - Far more time is spent in bed than using any other household item including the sofa, TV and kitchen items.
2. Your body is not a flat surface! Your body is a unique collection of curves, muscles, organs and bones that needs to be supported correctly.
3. Sleep experts have proven when people get the sleep they need, they will not only feel better, but will also increase their odds of living healthier, more productive lives.
4. Numerous studies have found that insufficient sleep can significantly increase a person chance of developing serious medical conditions including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
5 Step guide to help find the right bed for you:
1. A bed is a long term investment in your happiness, health and wellbeing. So take the appropriate time and effort and buy from a quality well known bed specialist to ensure you are getting quality information, good service and a great product for your money.
Buy the best value/quality mattress you can afford - A great sleep sets you up for the day. A cheap mattress is not a bargain if you do not sleep well.
2. Take your partner if buying a bed that will sleep two people, both of you should make the decision
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Shoes you can easily remove for lying down
3. What Size bed will best suit your needs?
- The bed should be the right size so you have freedom of movement (remember this for both of you if buying a bed with a partner)
- Measure the space required for the bed to fit in (also handy to measure the doorways the bed needs to come through to ensure you can get the bed into the room)
4. Health needs or special bed features
Today you have a choice of beds that can be made with a number of different technologies and components that are designed to:
- Help back pain sufferers
- Minimise partner disturbance
- Help allergy sufferers
- Help alleviate the build-up of heat in the bed
- Help alleviate muscle and joint pains
- Extra edge support
5. Lie on the bed for at least 10 minutes - Don't be shy. You can't judge if the bed has the correct amount of comfort and support by sitting on the edge.
- Try the bed with your partner at the same time.
- Lie in your usual sleeping position - Ensure your hips and shoulders are comfortable.
Comfort and Support:
The correct amount of comfort and support that is best for you is...up to you! A good mattress will gently support your body at all points and keep your spine in the same shape as a person with good standing posture no matter if your preferred sleeping position is on your back, side or stomach.
6. Ensure the bed or mattress is durable. Durability will determine how long the mattress will keep giving you the comfort and support you are after.
Ask about a guarantee on your choice of bed - Good bed manufactures will back up their product with a 5 or 10 year guarantee
Keep in mind:
Consider buying the mattress and base (ensemble). There are beds and mattresses that are designed to work together for maximum sleeping pleasure.