4 Shopping Guidelines for Beds

When you do not get a good night’s sleep you are often groggy, irritable, and not alert the next day. In the event your mattress is not in great shape, you can sustain neck and back injuries. If a lack of sleep becomes a regular occurrence, it can start to affect your ability to maintain employment and relationships with your partner, family, and friends. As a result, your bed is one of the most important pieces of bedroom furniture you will have in your life.

When it comes to beds, there is no one-size-fits-all type with many different options on the market. There are many factors that you need to take into account when choosing a bed and being mindful of the following will give you the best chance of getting the one you need.

1. Comfort

The bed that you are considering may be the right size and fit with your bedroom. However, comfort is the most important factor by far when choosing a bed and nothing will ever matter more. Therefore, you need to purchase the bed that is most comfortable for you when trying them out in the store.

When shopping for a bed, make sure that is wide enough for you and, if applicable, your partner to comfortably fit. Most people do spend most of their nights sleeping on their side, but shifting is common and a night where you sleep a majority of your time on your back or stomach can occur too. Therefore, when shopping for a bed, try different sleep positions and make sure that it is wide enough for you and, if applicable, your partner to comfortably fit. Never settle on the first bed that you lay on in the store. When it comes to getting a comfortable night’s sleep, you need to shop around and try a few types.

2. Size

You are shopping for a new bed and fall in love with a beautiful, huge king-sized bed. While these types of beds are spacious and comfortable, you need to make certain that you have the space to accommodate it.

Whatever bed that you are considering, before purchasing it take measurements of the space in your home where it will be. Then you can match these numbers to the dimensions of the bed in the store. Getting a bed that is too big means that you may not be able to get upstairs and around corners to get it to your bedroom. It could also mean that it takes up valuable and much-needed real estate in your bedroom. Purchasing a bed too small could mean it is not big enough for you and your partner and makes your bedroom look empty and sparse.

3. Type

A bed’s main purpose is providing a clean, spacious, and comfortable resting place for you. Whiles these traits are probably the most important, you still want your bed to look great and match the rest of your room too.

Beds are available in many different types, meaning you will be able to get the one you need and matches the theme of your bedroom perfectly. For example, there are four-post and sleigh beds for bedrooms that are elegant and spacious. Divan and trundle beds with drawers underneath it are popular in more modern bedrooms or guest rooms. Being mindful of what type of bed you need and the look that you want will guide you when purchasing.

4. Warranty & return period

Like any purchase, you want a warranty for your bed. It will assure you that your bed is well-manufactured and in the off-chance something goes wrong, it will be made right again. For example, if your bed starts to sag within the warranty period, the company will often replace it.

When purchasing a bed, make sure that it also comes with a return period. It often happens that someone tests a bed in-store and purchases it to find out later that the bed is uncomfortable and causing restless sleep. This trial gives you the opportunity to return the bed for whatever reason in the given period of time.