It's easy to get carried away when you're looking at new beds. If you've decided that it's time to get a new bed, you could easily spend a long time looking at the styles available and become confused about which bed will be the best choice for you. If you're starting to look around, but you're not sure where to start, go back to basics and compare the beds you're interested in on their simplest level. Comfort The comfort of your bed has to be the most important and basic feature. There's no point spending money on a bed that you can't sleep in. It doesn't matter how beautiful it looks; if your bed isn't comfortable, you won't get the quality of sleep you need in order to keep you happy and healthy. Test all the beds you're interested in, and test them thoroughly. Make sure you lie on them for at least 5 minutes, if not longer. This will give you an idea of how much space you have and how comfortable the mattress is. Try several different types of mattress, as today's technology means that one mattress may be perfect where another was not. Only when you're sure that the base and mattress are right for you should you buy. Price The price of your bed is a fundamental part of the selection process. You need to work out how much you can afford to spend before you start looking at what's available. Your budget should include enough for the base and the mattress - and you should spend as much as you can afford on a good mattress. If you're stripping your bed back to its most basic elements, you need a sturdy, strong bed base or bedstead and a mattress that gives you the support you need whilst sleeping. It is possible to get a good base and mattress for a relatively low price - particularly if you take advantage of the many discounts and offers available from retailers like Bed Next Day. 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.