There are so many different double beds on the market - where do you begin? A new double bed is a serious purchase and, like a new sofa, it's not something we buy on a regular basis. This means that when we come to choose a new bed, the market has changed, designed and technology has moved on and we're faced with many new choices. Beds - double trouble Double beds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you can even have your double bed custom-made so that it meets your requirements exactly. So, before you begin looking for new beds, you need to think about what you want. If you don't take the time to research and plan, you could end up spending a lot of money on a new bed and then discovering that it's uncomfortable or the wrong size. The right size Most conventional beds come in specific sizes: ? Double beds - 135cm x 190cm (4'6" x 6'3") ? King size beds - (150cm x 200cm (5'0" x 6'6") ? SuperKing beds - 180cm x 200cm (6'0" x 6'6") Not only should you be thinking about what size bed will fit into your room; choosing the right size for you and your partner is also important. Experts suggest that the bed should be around 15cm (6 inches) longer than the tallest person that will be sleeping in it. In addition, the wider the bed, the better, to give each occupant enough room to sleep comfortably. That's why many couples automatically choose king size beds. The right mattress New beds require new mattresses. There's absolutely no point buying a new base and sticking an old mattress on top of it. If you're currently having problems sleeping, it's likely to be the mattress that needs replacing, as not even the best mattresses have an infinite lifespan. There is a wide range of mattresses available on the market and you should take the time to try out different types to see which is going to be the most comfortable for you. Bed Next Day sells a range of 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.