Buying a bed is an important task, not only are you buying something that you will use daily but your decision can have far reaching consequences such as affecting your health as well. A good bed is one that supports our body’s shape and form but is also comfortable enough for us to be able to get plenty of restful sleep.
When buying a bed we shouldn’t be letting details such as the price govern our buying decision as not everyone is alike and what is right for one person may not be right for the other. There is only one way to find the right bed for you and that is to test them out and compare them yourself. It is only by lying on the bed that you will get an impression of how it feels and whether you will be comfortable sleeping on it every night.
In most bed shops you will find a large amount of mattresses on show and they are there to be tested. Forget experiences as a child where your parents may have told you not to climb on the beds in the shop, now you are hopefully mature enough to test beds properly by lying on them. The key point to bear in mind is that you should lie on the bed as you would normally, shops don’t mind if you lie on them for ten or even fifteen minutes as this can help you see if you can get comfortable lying down and to even test out different sleeping positions.
If you are buying a double or king size bed then it is advisable to test out the mattress with the person you sleep with as this should give you an idea of whether there is enough space and if one person moves then the other shouldn’t be affected, which can help avoid any late night elbows and nudges that could cause some arguments come the morning!
There are many different types of mattress available now with different spring layouts and constructions, there are even memory foam mattresses now that adapt to your body shape but again, this isn’t always to everyone’s liking as these mattresses can have reduced air flow around the body which can mean you could get quite warm in bed. For allergy sufferers there are now latex mattresses that are kinder to people with dust mite allergies so it is worthwhile testing these mattress types as well if you could benefit from their features.