Choosing a new bed can be a hugely important decision. After all, on average, we spend over a third of our lives asleep, so picking the right bed can have a huge impact on our overall wellbeing.
When shopping for a new bed, therefore, there are a couple of things that one should bear in mind.
Pick the bed frame that’s right for you
There are countless variations of bed frames and divans available on the market and as in many areas of life, more expensive does not necessarily mean better.
So, whether you plump for a sofa bed, a steel or iron frame bed, or a divan, it’s important to make a decision based on what’s right for you. Durability and sturdiness are the watchwords when it comes to choosing your bed frame or divan. So, even if you opt for a sofa bed, owing to space constraints make sure that the frame is solid and will support your mattress. If the frame or divan does not support your mattress fully, then you are in for a lot of sleepless nights.
The mattress conundrum
While sturdy and durable bed frames or divans are often surprisingly cheap, the same cannot be said for mattresses. While it can be tempting to skimp a little on a mattress, sleep deprivation is something that can severely impact on your quality of life. So be smart – invest in a quality mattress.
When it comes to selecting your mattress, you must essentially choose between a pocket spring mattress and a memory foam mattress. While the latter is more expensive, memory foam mattresses react with the heat of your body, moulding to your shape and ensuring that you enjoy a much more comfortable and warm night’s sleep; they’re certainly worth the extra investment.
As an addendum to the mattress conundrum, if a memory foam mattress seems a little cost prohibitive, you could try purchasing a mattress topper. It’s not quite as effective as a full memory foam mattress, but when added on top of a high quality pocket spring mattress, they are certain to help give you a more comfortable sleeping experience.
Try before you buy
Whether it’s mattresses, bed frames or divans, an increasing number of companies are offering customers a chance to try before you buy. With money-back trial periods readily available, it would only be prudent to take advantage of the generosity of these offers. There’s nothing like actually sleeping in your new bed, or on your new mattress, to discover whether it is truly the one for you.
Invest in great bedding
When it comes to shopping for a new bed, skimping on bedding truly is something you want to avoid.
Picking a solid bed frame or divan and a mattress may be imperative for a comfortable night’s sleep, but choosing to purchase a selection of soft, comfortable cotton bedspreads is another one of the best decisions that you’ll ever make, ensuring that your bed is as inviting as it should be at the end of a long and stressful day.