Are you getting a good night’s sleep?
If not, your bed could be to blame. As we spend up to a third of our lives in the land of nod, it’s worth taking the time to make the right choice. The team at Aldiss share their tips…
Are you moving or setting up home for the first time? Perhaps your bed is starting to feel uncomfortable – or, even worse, springs are starting to stick out. If so, you might be considering buying a new bed. There’s a massive range our there, but the mattress is definitely the place to start as this will provide you with the comfort and support you need for a restful night’s sleep. To really find out which one is best for you, you need to visit a store that sells beds and spend some time lying on the different types of mattresses – just try not to fall asleep!
Main types of mattress
A popular choice for mattresses as they are often at the entry price level. The springs in this mattress are set out in rows, linked together by a spiral wire. This method of construction helps to spread body weight across the mattress. By using differing thicknesses of wire in the springs, mattresses can give firm, medium or soft levels of support.
As the name suggests, the springs in these mattresses are contained in a fabric pocket.The spring count can run into the thousands and sometimes for double layers. The key advantage of the pocket sprung mattress is that each spring can work in isolation, giving the correct level of support across the body and reduced roll together when the bed is shared.
The term memory foam doesn’t mean the bed remembers your body shape, rather the material reverts back to its original shape after being used. This type of mattress has been proven to significantly reduce sleep movement ans reduces pressure on key points of contact such as shoulders, back and hips. Foam has the added benefit of being resistant to dust mites and other allergens.
Bed base options
Bed frames create the focal point of a bedroom. Whether wood, metal or upholstered the variety is endless, enabling you to complement traditional or contemporary interiors. Bed frames provide support for the mattress as well as being decorative, therefore it is important you try your chosen mattress with the frame to achieve your ideal level of comfort.
Divans are a practical choice and provide optimum support for the mattress. They are particularly useful when they come with drawers or as an ottoman base to provide extra storage. Look out for hi tech extras such as ipod docks and built in lighting.
You are the only person who can tell if a bed is comfortable, but you can seek advice from trained members of staff who can help narrow down the initial selection. Buy for correct support and comfort for your weight and build and not just for the firmness of the mattress. When trying out a bed, wear comfortable clothing, remove any outdoor wear and lie in your normal sleeping position for quite a long time – at least five minutes.
Aldiss sell a wide range of beds and our expert team are always on hand to help you choose one that is right for you.