Time for a new bed?
|When a bed is no longer providing the support and comfort you need it affects our quality of sleep. People are often unaware that their bed can be a core cause in them not sleeping well.
Beds do not last forever – There are many factors which affect the longevity of a bed, these include quality, care and usage. For example if you spend a large amount of time in your bed for reading, watching television all of these will reduce the life of your bed.Also changes in lifestyle (marriage, new home) and our bodies (gaining or losing weight or aging) can also necessitate a new bed.
It maybe time for a new mattress if:
- You wake up with aches and pains which wear off throughout the day
- You are not sleeping as well as you did a year ago
- You enjoy a better sleep somewhere other than your own bed
- Your mattress shows signs of visible wear and tear
A new mattress may not be a solution to all life’s stresses and strains but it will certainly help you to get a goodnights sleep so you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning, ready to face the world.
There are literally thousands of beds on offer and the right bed for you is down to individual taste and need, this information and the experience of a good retailer will help you to choose the best bed for you.
Fact: Buying a new bed may give a better night’s sleep than taking a sleeping pill! Two year research by sleep expert Dr Chris Idzikowski found that those with uncomfortable beds slept on average 1 hour less each night than those with comfortable beds.
Here are a few pointers to help you choose the right bed.
While BLT Beds retail online we do have a large showroom in Cambridge where a selection of our beds can be viewed. If you live further away most beds seen on our website can be viewed at retailers all across the country. When buying a bed it is very important to 'try before you buy'. While a bed maybe listed as 'soft' 'medium' or 'firm' there can be a marked difference between firmness from different manufacturers and even ranges within the same manufacturer. Blt Beds always reccomend that where possible you try a bed as it is the only way to know you are going to get the correct support and comfort level. Remember - everyone is different and comfort is subjective. We want our customers to enjoy their bed for years to come so listed below are a few golden rules:
Type. What type of bed do you prefer? What do you like or dislike about you current bed? Do you prefer a softer or firmer feel?
Price. Always shop for value and not the lowest price, although there are some perfectly acceptable, lower priced beds available. These are far preferable to an unhygienic second hand bed that has been shaped to some-one else’s body. The better the construction, the better the support and comfort and the longer the bed will last.
As with most things in life you get what you pay for and purchasing a bed is no exception. Buying a bed should be looked at as an investment in your health as buying the right bed will give you increased comfort and support, giving a better nights sleep, this in turn will leave you feeling revitalised and ready to face the day every morning.
Size. Being disturbed by a sleeping partner is one of the most common complaints. With a larger bed you are less likely to disturb one another. You should be able to lay side by side with you arms behind your head and your elbows out without touching.
Your bed should also be 2 to 3 inches longer than the tallest partner anyone over 6ft should consider a bed longer than standard. Many manufacturers make beds up to 7ft square as a matter of course others will make special sizes.