You’re probably aware that we all spend one-third of our lives in our beds, 8 hours every day (more or less). It’s obvious that we spend a lot of time in it, and it has an important impact on our health. If you get a good sleep, you’ll feel well during the day. If your bed isn’t comfortable, consequences can be enormous. It’s crucial to make a careful choice the next time you’re buying the bed because you’ll probably have it for approximately 10 years.
If you’re having troubles sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night, turning and tossing around, it’s probably because your bed has aged, or just isn’t comfortable enough for you. Chances are, you’ll have to buy a new one. But, how will you know that you have made the right choice, once you buy a new bed set? In this article, we will give you some tips on how to be sure that you made the right choice.
Comfort is crucial
Comfort is the most important thing you should look for when deciding between beds. Unless the bed you’re considering doesn’t feel comfortable enough, keep on searching until you find the one that suits you the best. Therefore, you should always check it before making a purchase, and while you do, think about these questions:
- does it feel comfortable enough?
- Is it firm enough to provide you the appropriate support, but soft enough to feel comfortable?
- does it conform to your body’s shape?
In case you cannot find a comfortable position, the mattress you’re lying on is probably wrong. Of course, no matter how good mattress or bed is, it won’t help you much if you have sleep issues unrelated to the bed you’re sleeping in. But, keep in mind that a bed is a long-term investment, and if you buy a bed or mattress unsuitable for your needs, the problem will just become more serious.
Look for a good mattress
The mattress is the most important part of the purchase, and you should spend most money and time on. The same goes when you’re buying bunk beds or beds for kids. The bed base and mattress are the secrets of having a good night sleep. Imagine that you go to a hotel and sleep better than in your bed. That’s an alarming sign that you need to change your mattress. Of course, you need to pay attention to how your body feels in the morning. If you feel stiff, and your body aches, then you know what to do next.
Bed size is also important
When it comes to bed size, the general rule is to buy the biggest one that can fit into your room. The bigger the bed, the more space there will be for you (and your partner as well), so you can move during the night without waking up each other.
The best way to find a good bed is to go to a showroom and try out as many as you can. And don’t just sit on the edge, and maybe bounce up and down. You should actually lay down for at least 5 minutes to see if it suits you. Remember, it’s a long-term investment that has an enormous influence on your health, so pick wisely.