A Guide to Selecting the Right Bed



Of all the furniture one might expect to find in the average home, the bed is perhaps the most important, yet when it comes to selecting a bed, many people seem to forget that they will be spending around one third of their life sleeping on this piece of furniture, and with that in mind, here are some important points to bear in mind when looking at beds and mattresses.


Of course, the bed must be comfortable, yet bed design has come a long way in the past decade, as has mattress development. You can, for example, buy a bed that has USB ports, a champagne cooler, and even temperature controlled units for extremely cold climates. A top of the range bed will not be cheap, and if you are starting out as a young family, perhaps something in the lower price range would be more appropriate, but if you are close to retirement and are not financially troubled, spending on your bed is perhaps the wisest of investments. The wide range of beds available can be factored into your budget, and if that is a little on the low side, why not buy a metal bed online? There are stunning designs in iron that are not only inexpensive, they are built to last, and with self-assembly, you will save yourself a fortune.

Scientifically Designed for Better Health

Some bed manufacturers has pulled out all the stops in their efforts to design the perfect sleeping surface, and with “sleep systems” that cost as much as a mid-range BMW, the perfect sleep is out there. We are have different sleeping habits, some people sleep on their back the entire night, while others prefer the foetal position, and with a range of mattress types, there’s no limit to the comfort combinations.

Hard or Soft – The Right Combination

Mattresses are as varied as they come, with everything from very soft to very hard, but, as with most things, the more you pay, the better quality the mattress. Something in between, that fully supports your shape without sinking in too much, would make for the ideal type, and whether you choose a traditional spring mattress or memory foam, again this is a personal preference. One should expect a bed to last for ten years, and a cheaper one would likely need replacing after two or three, so don’t be too tempted by the cheaper prices, as there will be little or no durability. Foam cell mattresses are at the upper end of the price scale, but you do have NASA technology to sleep on, and foam mattresses are claimed to outlast their traditional spring cousins. Whatever you decide, it must offer you sound sleep, and many suppliers offer a 30-day trial, which is by far the best way to approach buying a mattress.

There are many suppliers of fine beds and mattresses online and with a few hours of diligent searching, most people would narrow down their choice to perhaps one or two, but always remember that you will be spending more time with this furniture item than any other, and if you really can’t make up your mind, you can always sleep on it!