Things You Should Know before Buying a New Bed

Things You Should Know before Buying a New Bed

Did you know that most of us spend one-third of our lives in bed, everyday we go for sleep for 8 hours. We do spend a lot of time in bed and the bed we spend it in as a lot to do with how comfortable we are during the night and day. You should also care about your bed because a good night’s sleep is essential for a good day head.In conclusion a bed is a long term investment, because usually you will have it for about 10 years.

Have you been having difficulty sleeping lately? Do you toss and turn, wake up in the middle of the night, or have an ache in your back? The problem might be less bout your body and more about what your body is lying on. Abnormalities in your sleep routine could be signs that you need to buy a new mattress and box spring. But what’s the best way to shop for a new bed set? In this article we have some suggestions about buying a bed that will be just right for your body.

Most Important Thing : Comfort

The most important thing that you should look for, while buying a bed, is the comfort. Unless and until the bed is comfortable, you won’t enjoy sleeping on it. Therefore, you should always sit for a while on the bed and check if you can feel the comfort or not.Here are some questions you should ask yourself when you are thinking at comfort :

  • How does it feel? As I’ve already said – “A bed is a long term investment, and you’ll have it for about 10 years” …think careful at this line, you must feel really good.
  • Is it soft enough to be comfortable yet firm enough to give support?
  • Does it seem to conform to the shape of your body?

If you cannot find a comfortable position no matter how you lie, you probably have the wrong mattress. I’m not saying that the right bed or mattress will cure your insomnia or sleep, but a bed or mattress that’s uncomfortable or unsuited to your needs will add to sleep problems.

Tip : In this video you’ll learn what your body really needs in a bed for maximum comfort.

Choose a Good Mattress

The mattress is the heart of your bed and the part of the purchase you should spend most time and money on. The secret of having a good night’s sleep is the mattress and bed base you choose. Always remember that a ‘bed’ is a mattress and a base working together, you should not consider them in isolation and should ideally always try them together.

If you go on vacation and sleep better on the hotel bed than on your bed at home….you may need a new mattress. Pay attention to how your body feels in the morning. Aches and stiffness could be a sign that your mattress needs to be chucked.There are all kinds of mattresses these days, innersprings, foam, airbeds, futons, waterbeds – just to name a few. But when choosing a mattress, it all depends on you and what you like.

For instance, if you sleep on your tummy, you would probably prefer a softer mattress. If you sleep on your back, you may want something more firm. The only way to find out is to try out the mattress. Go to the store, lay on the mattress for a few minutes in the position you usually sleep. If it’s not comfortable, move on the next bed.

Don’t be afraid to test out the mattress in the store! And if you share a bed with someone, be sure to shop together. Test mattress support by lying beside your sleeping partner you shouldn’t roll toward each other and one person shouldn’t feel motion as the other leaves the bed. If a bed is too soft, you will sink into it,putting unnecessary strain on your muscles, or roll towards the middle. If it is too hard, it will not mould to the contours of your body.

There are many types, each giving different levels of comfort and support.You just have to choose what you like.

Something About Bed Size

The general rule of thumb is to buy the biggest bed you can fit into the room. The larger the bed, the more room you (and your sleeping partner) have to move in the night without disturbing each other. Remember, size does not only mean the width but also the length of the bed, which should be 10-15 cms longer than the tallest sleeper.

If you have a small bedroom, you might not have room for a king size bed, even if it’s really what you want. So you can see how the size of your room is one factor to consider.That said, the bed obviously has to fit the bedroom. Remember to leave enough space to easily get in and out of the room and to allow for opening windows, cupboards and closets. Don’t forget that you’ll also need to open the bedroom door! It sounds silly, but it’s an easy mistake to make.

There are no uniform or universal standards of sizes or names for bed sizes that have to be used in law: the terms that are used are descriptive and there is no guarantee that the term King, for example, will be applied to exactly the same size product by different manufacturers. Metric sizes are not exactly the same as imperial sizes, either. The following are the most common sizes available.

How to Find a Good Bed ?

Many people make this mistake just buying the first thing to have a place to sleep that night.To find the best for you, ask friends, lie on some in the stores, spend a night in a good hotel, and try as many as you can.In this way you’ll improve your experience and you’ll send your money wisely.

Now if you want to buy a new bed you just have to go to a showroom and try as many beds as you can. Take your time and try more than one bed in the showroom so ensure you make the right choice. To test a bed, make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes, take off shoes and outdoor clothing and lie down on the bed.

Don’t just sit on the edge and bounce up and down, actually lay down and stay there for ten minutes or more. If the store doesn’t like you doing this then they’re in the wrong business – take your money to a different store. Do not be embarrassed about lying on the beds in the showroom – that is what they are there for!

Remember that taking the time to try a new bed is a 10-minute investment to ensure you get 10 years of comfortable sleep.

One more tip : Don’t go shopping for a mattress when you’re tired, because when you’re tired, any mattress will feel good.

Conclusion …

As you’ve probably saw in these days on the market you can find all kind of beds : beds with computers, beds with plasma tvs, any many more. Of course every little thing cost you more. You can buy one of these but remember, a bed main purpose is to recharge your batteries, so don’t waste your money on expensive beds with lots of gadgets, rather make a wise decision and purchase something that will improve your life.


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  • Afrodita October 29, 2007 at 18:43 PMLogin to Reply →

    Me and my husband need a very large bed because we have 2 kids.

  • Teresa L Aultman-Eisenbeisz November 3, 2007 at 19:06 PMLogin to Reply →

    You will never get a good night’s sleep with kids in the bed! Kids need to be in their own beds (unless they are having nightmares). I think too many young parents make this mistake and their bed becomes community property. Your ‘marital bed’ needs to stay just that! The kids have no place there! That’s a great way to ruin a good marriage!

  • Jessica March 25, 2009 at 15:21 PMLogin to Reply →

    This advice is really going to help, thanks.

  • dan September 12, 2009 at 23:13 PMLogin to Reply →

    actually, stomach sleepers need firm and back sleepers need soft. a stomach sleeper on a soft bed will not get proper spinal support. and their back will bow. not good.

  • tomek February 5, 2010 at 21:53 PMLogin to Reply →

    Hi, O think there is a mistake or there are more than one name system. I work in the hospitality industry and I have never meet name “super king bed”.
    I am sure, in the hotels it is:
    queen size 160×200
    king size 180 x 200


  • Natural Cure For Insomnia February 15, 2010 at 13:25 PMLogin to Reply →

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  • Zach Smith April 21, 2010 at 10:16 AMLogin to Reply →

    These are helpful pointers in finding an ideal mattress. Since there are a lot of options today, we should take advantage of those options. Check out the features of latex, memory foam and the latest hybrid innerspring mattresses. There are also different coil technology such as the latest verticoil technology that are purportedly more durable. Nano technology has also been infused and this is definitely worth checking out.

  • Sleigh Bedzzz September 12, 2010 at 09:37 AMLogin to Reply →

    Great post. We cannot stress enough that a bed is one of the most important investments you can make. As you say, we spend a third of our life in one! Please take the time to find the right bed for you.


  • Janet October 25, 2013 at 14:07 PMLogin to Reply →

    Good advice and well written, thanks a lot.