When you consider that we spend around 20,000 hours in a bed during its lifespan, it is worth investing time in finding the right one. Whichever bed you finally choose, you can add extra comfort with a memory foam mattress topper and enjoy a better night’s sleep.
Before adding those finishing touches that can aid sleep, you need ensure you have the right bed and mattress. This will be determined by your budget, what storage you would like to be included (if any), the size of the room and thus the bed size it will comfortably take. You may have health issues to take into consideration, including perhaps a bad back or difficulties getting in and out of bed.
The mattress is, in many senses, far more important than the bed. It is really important that you have an understanding as to what is available and that you identify a mattress that will provide the correct level of support. Some beds and mattresses have been designed to work together. This is particularly true of divan beds. You should expect to pay considerably more for the mattress than for the bed frame itself.
If the room will take it, buy as big a bed as your budget and space will allow. Sleeping together in a larger bed will result in a far less disturbed night’s sleep. The most common complaint of those suffering from sleep deprivation is that, as a couple, they disturb each other through the night due to lack of space.
It is largely true that the more that you pay for a bed and mattress, the better the quality and workmanship that has gone into the product. It is definitely worth spending as much as you can reasonably afford when you think about how long you are likely to spend in bed.
There are different styles and sizes of beds, ranging from divans and divans with storage through to simple wooden framed beds, novelty children’s beds and bunk beds. Sizing ranges from a single bed upwards to a super king sized bed.
Mattresses also vary in quality and design with a range of different support levels from soft to firm. Some may prefer the moulded support of a memory foam mattress and topper, others may opt for traditional pocket sprung mattresses. Even if your budget will not extend to a new mattress, you may find that adding a memory foam mattress topper to your existing bed will afford you a better night’s sleep.