How much time will you spend in your bed? If you're like most UK adults, you'll spend close to a third of your adult life in bed. With a mattress expected to last about ten years, you'll spend close to 30,000 hours in the bed you're planning to buy. The only other piece of furniture that will get anywhere near that use is your office chair. Given the amount of use that it will see, it makes sense to put some thought into choosing the best mattress possible. The makers of Hypnos Beds, luxury bed makers with four generations of experience in making the most comfortable beds in the world, offer this advice for choosing a new bed.
1. Never buy a mattress in isolation. Mattresses are designed to work as part of a sleep system. Be certain to buy a mattress and base, or a mattress and divan base together to be sure that they complement each other.
2. Spend as much as you can afford on your mattress. Budget mattresses will wear out sooner ? and may not ever provide you with the sleep comfort you need.
3. Bigger is better. Buy the biggest bed that will fit into your room so you have plenty of sleeping room. If one of the sleepers is taller than average, take length into account as well as width.
4. Consider the height of your bed. One of the most overlooked factors when buying a bed is the height. The edge should be at a comfortable position for sitting and standing. If it is too low or too high, you may find it difficult to manage over time.