There are many great beds available today, whether you are going for a divan style or a metal frame that may have been styled using Bending Machines like the ones you can see at https://www.cotswold-machinery-sales.co.uk/euromac/bending-machines/ and mattress as separate pieces. In order to get the bed that’s right for you, there are a number of tips to bear in mind.
The first important thing is to prepare before you start looking to buy – work out what your key priorities are. For instance, you should measure the bedroom and calculate whether a double or king size is appropriate. Then have an approximate price range in mind, and make a list of other features you are looking for. These could include storage, hypoallergenic materials, or a no-turn mattress.
Try before You Buy
If possible, it’s a good idea to actually lie on some beds for comparison purposes. You don’t need to buy from the showroom there and then – you can make notes and order online later.
It’s best to lie on each mattress for at least a few minutes to really appreciate whether it suits you and your usual sleeping position or not.
If you’ll be sharing the bed, bring your partner along so you can get a true sense of the space available. No matter how comfortable a bed is, you can’t sleep if you don’t have enough room to stretch out! The Sleep Council has more info on factors affecting the quality of your slumber.
Don’t Skimp on Price
It’s generally true that beds and mattresses towards the higher end of the price range offer better build quality, longer lasting support and more features. So save up as much as you can to spend on your bed – it will be well worth the investment.
Don’t Forget Your Back
The support and positioning of your spine and neck while you sleep can have a dramatic effect on the long-term health of your back. The Backcare charity (formerly the National Back Pain Association) has more information on this subject.
The right bed is key to preventing back pain and also to helping alleviate it if it is already a problem for you. One key thing to remember is that the firmest bed is not necessarily the right one for preventing back pain – sometimes the right choice can be a medium firm option but with proper cushioning.
Requirements for back support can differ between partners – so zip and link beds can be a useful option. Adjustable beds can be a godsend if you already have back problems, as they offer several variable sleeping positions as well as assistance getting in and out of the bed.
If you are concerned about your back then you don’t want to be bothered with turning over a big heavy mattress every few weeks. There are many good quality no-turn mattresses available these days, in a variety of firmnesses.
Also don’t forget the pillows! These are often wrongly positioned or not supportive enough, causing cricks in the neck which can radiate down to the back area.
And finally consider other areas where you could help you posture? You spend on average as much time in bed as you do at work. What about your office chair? Does that support your spine and give you adequate comfort?
Good luck with your back, your posture and your wellbeing, both at work and snuggled up in bed!