The decision to purchase a new bed can quickly become overwhelming with literally thousands of beds on the market and each promising to deliver you a better night’s sleep – and they will, as long as you find the right bed for your needs.
Because each bed (and person) is different it is important to do your research, a little bit of research at the start will save you a lot of time in the long run and given that we spend about a third of our lives in bed it will be time well spent.
Before you start shopping consider what you want from your new bed, do you prefer a firmer or softer feel? Set yourself a budget. Consider what you dislike about your current bed that you would like to avoid with your new bed.
A great way to do this is via the new mattress selector on mcw.nz – by simply answering a few questions about you, your bed and your sleep preferences you will be able to narrow down the options before heading into the showroom to actually test beds. Once you get into the showroom, here are our top tips for making your final selection:
- If the bed is for you and your partner always test the beds together
- Wear loose and comfortable clothing and don’t be afraid to take off your shoes as well!
- Don’t try and shop for your new bed when you are tired! It’s like going to the supermarket when you are hungry, you are more likely to make a bad decision because everything will seem so comfortable.
- Spend at least 10 minutes lying on the bed in a number of different positions, paying special attention to how easy it is to change positions.
- Check your measurements – if you are buying a mattress for an existing base make sure they are the same size as there can be slight variations between manufacturers and if you are buying both you need to make sure it will fit into your room! A good rule of thumb is to get the largest bed your room will allow.
A good night’s sleep – just like proper diet and exercise – is essential to your mental, emotional and physical health so invest time into making the right choice.