Beds – why size matters

The bigger the better – that’s the advice when it comes to choosing new beds!

A big bed is a big trend as far as beds are concerned. Most bed and sleep experts agree that a standard double bed really isn’t big enough for two people, and as more people turn to king size or even superking beds, sleepers across the UK are discovering why bigger is better.

Sleep quality

You generally sleep better in a bigger bed – particularly if you are sharing it with someone. A shared standard double bed only allows each person 2’3″ width each – less than a standard cot! This means that it can be difficult to get comfortable without encroaching on your partner’s space, which in turn can disrupt your sleep. Just think about how many times you hear couples talking about who “sleeps on the edge” or “rolls into the middle” and you’ll realise how common the problem is. With a wider bed, each sleeper gets a bigger person space, allowing them to stretch out or curl up in comfort, without having to worry about disturbing the other. For the relatively little difference a bigger bed makes to your room, you’re automatically ensuring a better quality of sleep.

Choice

There’s a bigger choice of bigger beds than ever before. From traditional wooden sleigh beds to contemporary low leather bases, most of today’s designs come in a range of sizes. This allows you to choose exactly the right bed for you and your room. Don’t forget to measure your space before you choose your bed – if you’re living in a large, open-plan loft apartment, you may have the acres of space you need for an enormous bed, but if you’re in a modern townhouse, a superking may not fit. Take your measurements and allow for room to walk around the bed before you get carried away and order a bed that simply won’t fit in your bedroom.

If your bedroom can hold a big bed and you can afford a big bed, then go for it. You’ll be looking at a more comfortable night’s sleep, a cool focus to your room and a wise investment.

Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional and contemporary single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.