Are you looking to upgrade your bed but not sure where to start? A great bed is one of the most important investments you can make for your overall health and wellbeing so it’s definitely worth taking the time to do a little research. To help you out our bed experts have put together their top bed buying tips and everything you need to know before you buy.
Know your Sleeping Habits & Health Concerns
Before you step foot in a shop you’ll want to study your sleeping habits and consider your health concerns. This will allow you to narrow down your search and find a bed that best suits your requirements. Have a think about which position you spend most of your time sleeping in and how much space you like around you when you sleep. If you suffer from a sore back, have allergies or simply run hot then you’ll want to choose a bed with the technology to alleviate these concerns.
Decide on a size
A good starting point when deciding on a size is to simply measure the size of your room. Check that you will have enough room to walk around the bed and to fit other bedroom furniture such as bedside cabinets and dressers. It’s usually best to go with the biggest size your room will allow for however it’s also important to consider your circumstances and lifestyle. Do you end up with three kids in the bed by the morning? Or do you have a super large dog that likes to sneak up on the bed? If that’s the case, you may want to look at a king or super king. If there’s just one of you then you can gain back some bedroom space by opting for a smaller size such a queen or double.
Test it out
Make sure you lay on the bed and give it a good test. Move around, get comfortable and try out different sleeping positions. You should lay on the bed for at least 10 minutes to ensure it’s the right comfort fit for you.
Wear comfortable clothing
When testing out beds it’s important to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Loose fitting clothing will help you get a better feel for the mattress.
Consider your partner
If you’re buying a bed for both you and your partner then it’s important that they come along to test the bed too. If partner disturbance is a concern then look for a bed with the technology to minimise this such as the Beautyrest Connoisseur. This has been designed with the Beautyrest Two Storey Coil on Coil support system so you and your partner can sleep together…alone.
Upgrade your Pillows
The right pillow will do wonders to your quality of sleep so when purchasing a new bed it’s a good idea to also upgrade your pillow. Choose a pillow best suited to your sleeping position that will support your head and spine.
Set a Budget
Considering we spend a third of our life in bed, a quality bed and therefore a good night’s sleep is priceless. A budget is necessary, however it’s definitely worth spending a little extra in order to have a great sleep and ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and energised. If the bed will mainly be used as a guest bed then look for an affordable yet quality bed such as the Sleepmaker Mozart. Alternatively, if you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort go for a Sealy Crown Jewel. There are beds for all price ranges and at McKenzie & Willis we can work with you to find the best bed for your budget.
Need more help? Try out our Online Bed Selector – a handy tool for finding your perfect bed or visit us in store for a free, personal consultation.