Purchasing a bed or a bedroom set is not something that a person does every day. It is a major purchase considering the amount of time one spends on the bed in his/her lifetime. Also hasty purchase of beds and mattresses might be harmful for your back and overall health. This article offers some tips to buy the right bed and mattress.
So you are browsing the market for a new bed. Super, but remember that during the average 10-year lifespan of a bed you will spend about 29,000 hours in it. So it pays to be cautious while purchasing one, especially when it comes to choosing bed frames. Here are some commonsense tips to make you a happy owner of the bed which will give you sweet dreams.
First, you'll want a bed that's big enough for you and your partner. But how big is big enough – king size, queen size or normal sized bed? There is only one way to find out: Lie on the prospective bed with arms stretched on your sides. Now that will give you an idea on how much space you require (plus your partner's).
Of course you need to consider your height, too. The idea is that you need as much space to be comfy as you sleep without falling off or waking your partner up. And, yeah, you need to make sure it fits comfortably in your bedroom, leaving enough space around.
Then comes the bed's height. You'll want to get on and off the bed with ease, which in other words means the bed frames should be of right height. Again, it's best to try getting on and off the bed while you are choosing the right one.
Lastly, carefully consider the brand and the price. Though all cheap beds are not bad but then branded ones have a lot going for them like quality, warranty…the works. They wouldn't have become well known for nothing. But just because the bed is pricey doesn't mean that it’s the best.
Tips for choosing mattresses
Since one-third of your life is spent sleeping, take your time and consider the following advice before purchasing a new mattress:
The right mattress is a matter of personal preference. No one mattress is right for everyone. Choose a mattress that allows for a balance between adequate back support and comfort. Not to forget it should fit the bed frame snugly.
If you are shopping for a mattress that provides maximum amount of support, be aware that a medium-firm mattress may be more comfortable because it allows the shoulder and hips to sink in slightly and prevents the stiffness that comes from sleeping on a surface that is too hard.
Higher quality mattresses usually have more coils and thicker padding and also tend to be more expensive. Be on the lookout for discount offers and promotions at mattress stores. Shopping after a price comparison would help you get the best price after finding the right mattress.
Try the mattress out before buying. If two people will be sleeping on the mattress, both should test it at the same time to make sure they have enough space and are both comfortable on the same style of mattress.
Purchase bed mattress only from a store with a good reputation. Make sure you have a good understanding of the customer service offered by the mattress store, such as delivery options, warranty, removal of old mattresses and especially the store's return policy. Many reputable mattress stores will allow a mattress to be returned if the customer is not satisfied.
Remember that most buyers use a mattress for ten or more years before replacing it for a new one. Take your time, choose quality, watch for sales and sleep tight.
Follow the tips mentioned here and hopefully you won’t go wrong. On that note, simplicity is good and never buy something with gadgets that you don't know how to operate. So there! Happy buying and sweet dreams.