There's a lot of advice online about choosing and buying beds. We've prepared this very simple guide. Age matters - if your bed is 10 years old or more, it's time for a new one Backs are better if they are supported by new mattresses Cover your mattress with an anti-allergy blanket to reduce dust mites Divan beds are the most popular choice with buyers Expensive beds aren't necessarily the right ones for you First check advice on buying new beds Guest beds are fantastic when it comes to saving space How high are your ceilings? Check this before you buy a four-poster Invest in the best mattress you can afford Jumping on the bed is banned if you want it to last as long as possible Kid's beds come in all shapes and sizes and to suit all budgets Look at how sturdy the bed is when it's assembled in the showroom Measure your room before you go shopping to avoid nasty surprises on delivery Never give your bed to someone else or use a second hand bed Overhead storage can be built into wall beds Planning is essential if your bed is going to fit into your room properly Queen size beds are only sold in the USA - in the UK its double, king or superking Reduce aches and pains by investing in a new mattress or even an adjustable bed Sleep is enhanced when you have a proper, consistent night-time routine Try the beds and mattresses out before you buy anything Use the internet to research the beds that are available on the market Visualise what you want from your new bed before you go shopping Wood, wrought iron and leather are popular materials for bedsteads and bed bases Xtreme beds can be made to order by specialist manufacturers You need to be absolutely happy with the base and the mattress before you buy Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz is what should happen when you've bought the right bed! Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional 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.