Sep 29, 2012

Things to Consider While Buying a Bed and Mattress

Most of the people suffer various problems because of a bad bed. Moreover, they do not realize it until the problem gets worse. If you feel even slightly uncomfortable while lying in your bed, maybe it is time to get it repaired or buy a new one. The same goes with your mattresses too. However, buying a new bed or mattress can sometimes be tricky. People may end up trusting big brands and buying costly beds or mattresses and may still not feel completely comfortable. A big portion of our daily lives goes into sleeping or lying on beds. So, there should not be any problem in doing some research before you choose a comfortable bed or mattress for your home. In this article, we will tell you some things which you should consider while buying bed and mattresses.

What Should You Consider While Buying Bed and Mattresses

1) First of all, you should discard the price and look at the construction of your bed or mattress. It is not necessary that an expensive bed or mattress would be worth buying. On the other hand, it is not necessary that a cheap bed would be a good option. It also depends on the construction of the bed and mattress. The springs should rest in their own pockets. They should not collide with other springs. In cheaper mattresses, a single wire forms the spring. This can be fine in the beginning, but can give problems in the long run.

2) The support of your mattress can be tested by lying on the bed with a partner. You should not feel any difference in the texture or comfort as your partner leaves the bed. The coil count and the gauge wire are indicators of firmness. If there are more coils, the bed would be firmer. On the other hand, the bed would be soft if the coil count is less. If the wires are thick, it can compensate for fewer coils. A lower gauge is an indicator of thicker wires. You should always buy a mattress which is neither too soft nor too firm.

3) You can even consider a waterbed or an air bed if you have back problems. These beds have electronically controlled air pockets which can adjust the firmness of your bed according to your own needs and requirements. However, your floor should be able to accommodate the weight of a waterbed. You should not buy one if you have wooden flooring. You should also check the rubber and foam density. You should go with dense foam as it is usually heat sensitive and adjusts according to the temperature of your room and body mass.

4) The last step is to determine the size which you are going to buy. You can buy standard 4ft beds or you can go for bigger ones too. However, if you are buying for the children’s room, a bed 4ft would be the best option.

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