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Factors To Consider When Shopping For A Bed

Human beings spent almost 1/3 of their life sleeping. This thus calls for one to invest a comfortable and the best bed he/she can afford. A comfortable bed with plenty of support can improve your sleep quality significantly, thus see you wake up feeling refreshed and energized every day.  That said, it is important that you choose just the right bed for your form and size.

Several factors ought to be put into consideration when shopping for the ideal bed. Finding the right bed also means reading revi like these Zgallerie furniture reviews to get you started, testing and trying a few different ones, and having a checklist of 'must-haves' to ensure it fits your needs. The process of shopping for a new bed shouldn't, however, be as daunting as many people like to put it. Here are a few tips and factors to consider when shopping for a new bed.

Factors To Consider When Shopping For A Bed

Comfort Level

While you may be inclined to choose a bed simply because it is aesthetically appealing and does conform with your bedroom décor, your biggest priority here should be how comfortable the bed is.  The good news, however, is that you can find both comfort and style from the right bed, hence no need to rush your decision.

The only way to know if a bed is/will be comfortable or not is if you try it first.  Test the bed by lying on it, and sleeping on your favorite position. The ideal bed will support your body weight and build comfortably, and also leave plenty of space to roll or toss around. You don't want to choose a bed that feels too harsh on your muscles, joints, or the back.  Ask your partner to tag along when shopping for the bed to ensure everybody's preferences are catered for.

How You Will Use The Bed

As cliché as it may sound, you need to consider other functions that the bed will be used for, aside from sleeping. Many people today love to read while in bed and even watch TV, moments before slipping under the blankets.  That said, you need to have all the functions of the bed in mind when shopping for one. A headboard, for example, might be necessary, especially if you love watching the TV or reading while in bed.  You might also want to go for a bigger bed if planning to share the bed with your kids once in a while.  With all these in mind, you will most definitely identify the best candidates (beds) to choose from.


This is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new bed.  Proper support is ideal if looking to have a peaceful night with no incidents or an arched/painful spine.  While beds may come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, they also do offer varying levels of comfort and support. Spring and slat beds, for example, provide optimal support for those with back problems or just mindful of their back health.  You could also go for other options that offer specific support, e.g., adjustable beds.  The main idea here is to choose a bed capable of supporting your body form and weight, and enable you to sleep well without any pressure points.

Quality Mattress

The mattress has a significant impact on how comfortable the bed will be.  A good bed, paired with an uncomfortable mattress, will only cause you to toss and turn and wake up tired and probably with a headache. Both the bed and mattress should match your support and comfort needs to facilitate good quality sleep.

As a rule of thumb, spring mattress should be paired with spring beds, while slat beds go bed with a foam mattress. In addition to this, the mattress should support your body weight and form comfortably. It should neither be too firm or too soft for your body weight. The next thing to check for is the service/quality guarantee from the manufacturer.  Even the best mattress, however, has a lifeline. Experts recommend changing to a new mattress every 8 years.


The size of the bed/mattress does matter too.  The bed should be big enough to accommodate all that will be using it. This is particularly important for couples sharing the same bed. The ideal bed should provide enough room for both of you, and still has some space for tossing and turning.  Some mattresses' options come with features that enable one to sleep undisturbed even when the other person turns.  Just be sure to choose a bed that will fit in your bedroom and does not eat up all the space.

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