have just moved house and are shopping for a new bed, or looking to replace a
worn out bed (or mattress), it is important that you take the time to make the
best choice in terms of both budget and comfort. An uncomfortable bed will
disrupt your sleeping pattern which could compromise your health and wellbeing.
different circumstances, so there is no simple answer to this question, but
there are some guidelines that apply across the board.
Online bed retailers
may be able to supply less expensive beds and mattresses without
sacrificing quality. This is because there are less overheads than a brick
and mortar store.
Your mattress tends
to have more of an effect on quality of sleep than your bed, so consider
buying a cheaper bed and budget more for a high-end mattress.
Think of a mattress
as lasting 10 years. In that way, every £100 you spend equates to less
than 3p a night.
Research what you're
buying. The product description should explain the features of each bed
and mattress so you can decide whether the benefits of high-end products
are worth the extra cost.
Factor in delivery
costs to your overall budget.
To Sleep or
Are you short
on bedroom storage? If you are then you would be wise to consider opting for a
divan , storage or Ottoman bed instead of a typical bedstead. If you have
regular guests staying the night in your home, a folding bed might be an ideal
purchase. If storage is not an issue, then you might prefer to choose a stylish
bedstead or headboard to complement the design of your room.
It's All in
Buying a bed
that is well-constructed and in keeping with your decor is very important, but
it is the
will do the vital work of supporting your body night after night. First of all,
you need to make sure you're buying the right-sized mattress. Standard UK sizes
Single – 75
or 90cm x 190cm
Double – 120
or 130cm x 190cm
King – 150 x
Super King –
180 x 198cm
need to decide on what kind of mattress you want to invest in. Manufacturers
often have their own custom mattresses, but standard options are:
Coil Sprung (budget
(individual pockets of springs are ideal if you share a bed with someone
larger or smaller than you)
Foam/Visco-elastic (shapes itself in response to your body heat)
the above, there are many other specifications that may be important to you. If
you have back problems and need a firm support, there are orthopaedic
mattresses available. Some people prefer to buy mattresses that are
hand-stitched or filled with natural materials (e.g. feathers) rather than
synthetic. Waterproof protectors (better than plastic sheets) and luxury
mattress toppers can also be purchased if necessary.
article was written by Christopher Hales, an internet marketer and UK business
professional. Christopher writes on a number of topics and is available for
continued work to assist businesses across the UK."