If you want to get the best possible night’s sleep, The Sleep Council recommends that you start to think about replacing your bed after seven years.
When considering purchasing a new bed, you should consider the following: –
- Larger beds are more comfortable. Being disturbed by a sleeping partner is one of the most common complaints. With a larger bed you are less likely to disturb one another.
- Consider the correct support and comfort for your weight and build – not just firmness.
- Try it together if the bed’s for two. You both need to feel comfortable.
- If possible, try a selection of beds for comparison. Set aside enough time to do the job properly so you can appreciate the differences.
- Decide your priorities. For example, is it price, turning the mattress, getting in and out of bed or the overall size etc.?
- Check dimensions. Beds are not standard! Even if they have the same name (eg king-size) they may not be the same size – especially if the mattress and base are not from the same manufacturer.
- Remember, the average person spends over 20,000 hours in bed every seven years so it’s worth taking the time to make sure you choose the right one.