One of the main reasons that it is a good idea to spend a long time on your bed choice is because if you get this right will find that you undoubtedly sleep better. This sounds very obvious, although there is far more that goes into the choice than just picking the right bed.
In this post we’re going to give you some pointers that will enable you to get the best choice for your bed and it will also pretty much guarantee a good night sleep.
There are a few things that you will want to have in place with your bedroom before you even start looking at the bed to ensure that you get the best environment that encourages sleep.
Of course, no matter the style or furnishings of your bedroom ultimately you will want to make sure that it is a relaxing environment. Some of the things that can influence your bedroom environment are the amount of light that you get, the noise levels as well as the general temperature and comfort.
Some of the key factors we would say to focus on are:
One of the key things that you will want to do if you want a relaxing bedroom and to be able to sleep better is to have a noise free environment. There has been research that suggests even noise at a low level can shift you out of a deep sleep into a more shallow and lighter sleep stage which will not be as restful. In the worst-case scenario it can cause you to wake up momentarily, this will mess up your sleep cycles over time and can lead to you not feeling very rested.
There are a few ways to combat noise in the bedroom. Make sure that you are well insulated from the noise outside when it is time for sleep. You can even get noise blocking curtains which should help if you live in a noisy built-up area.
You will also find that light affects your sleep as well. This is no truer than the current age that we live in with iPhones and iPads as well as any electronic device with a backlight. These lights especially when you are viewing them in a darkened room can interrupt your circadian rhythm. This sounds very complicated but essentially it is a rhythm in your body that tells you when it is time to be awake because it thinks it is daytime.
Depending on the amount of light in your bedroom you can find that your circadian rhythm has been affected. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to make sure that you are not on your phone or iPad and that you give yourself arrest a few hours before bedtime.
Also, make sure that in your bedroom you have all of the light blocked out when it is time for sleep, likewise what can help in the daytime is to make sure that you are getting a lot of natural light.
Bed And Mattress Choice:
A HUGE part of getting a really good night sleep is to make sure that you have the right bed and mattress choice.
For your bed frame make sure that you go for one that you need in terms of practicality and style. However, if you are going to go for an Ottoman bed for instance, as you need the extra storage underneath the bed, make sure that apart from the style and the storage that you get this is a bed frame you will be happy with.
One of the key things that you can do is to take measurements, ideally if you can try the bed before you buy that will definitely help you to work out whether it is the best choice for you.
Other considerations to make sure that you get the right bed is the frame design itself, you can go as far as you like with this. For instance, if you wanted to you can get a custom-designed bed frame but more often than not you will buy this from a reputable business.
The headboard is another part of the bed that is definitely worth thinking about, make sure that you go for one that you want in terms of style and elegance for the bedroom. However, do not neglect the fact that you need to get something that will be comfortable for you. There is no point in getting a bed with a huge headboard if you are going to be uncomfortable while you are sat up on reading.
So, by all means make sure that you get the best style for you with your bed but take a look at the furnishings and also if you can a look and feel of the fabrics, so you know exactly what you are getting before it arrives.
Make sure you also spend a lot of time picking your mattress. The sizing is important as is the depth of the mattress that will go directly with the style of bed that you pick. The main thing that you will want to do is make sure that you know the type of mattress that you are going for whether you are going for a sprung mattress or a memory foam mattress.
Before you even start choosing, as you will find that mattresses come in many different types and even more than the bed frames that are on offer.
The easiest way to make it simple is to work out whether you want a firm mattress, a medium mattress or a very soft mattress. Then you can pick the right type that you will want to go for.
For instance, if you want a very soft feel for your mattress that you will sink into you might want to go for a full memory foam mattress. If you would like the soft feel but you do not want to sink quite as far into the mattress you might want to go for a memory foam topper.
On the other side of this you may find that if you are going for a firm feel then it is better to go for a sprung mattress that will give you more support.
Pillow and Sheets:
Make sure you also think about the sheets that you are using; this will change the feel of your bed and you may go for something that is very crisp or something that gives you more of a silky feel. Depending on the sheets that you pick this can also influence how hot you get while you are sleeping at night.
Your pillow is also very important consideration. You will want to make sure that you get a pillow that has the thickness, the firmness and the durability that you need. Some people prefer a soft pillow that you will sink into, others prefer very firm feel that gives you far more support.
You also have a wide range of memory foam pillows now as well that allow you to sink into the pillow and have more of a shape serving design.
We recommend that when you are choosing the best bed to ensure that you get the most restful night of sleep that you take a look at your bedroom first. As we mentioned above have a look at some aspects of the environment and see if anything can be improved. Even with your old bed will find that if you do this it should improve the sleep that you get.
Once you have a relaxing area that is the best place in your home to sleep, the next stage will be to look at the bed frame itself. There are many different types of bed frame both in style and practicality.
We recommend that you take a look at our Ottoman bed buying guide, you can also check out our sleigh bed guide and a Divan bed guide that we have put together, this should give you more information about each bed style and the sort of decor and people that they will suit.
As long as you get something that serves you in a practical nature and also something that serves you for the design that you want in the bedroom that will be a great start.
Just make sure that the bed frame that you pick does not infringe on your comfort, after all is no good getting something that is very stylish but is not comfortable at all.
The final stage as mentioned above is to make sure that you have the right type of mattress that you want. Picking a mattress can take as long if not longer than picking the bed frame, we recommend doing some research on this and making sure that you get the firmness that you require. If you start with the firmness will find it far easier as it gives you a really good indicator of which type of mattress to start looking at.
Lastly, if you take a look at the sheets and the pillows that you will be using you are able to get not just a room that will encourage sleep but also a better choice that will help you get a more restful night’s sleep.
If you want more help with picking the best bed for you and your needs to guarantee a really good night sleep, we recommend checking out our full selection at Hugo and Sons.
Alternatively, you can contact us, and we will be happy to help you pick the best bed for you.
Thanks for reading and if you follow the above steps, you should find not just a better choice that will help you get a better night sleep but also everything else in order to make your bedroom a blissful, relaxing paradise of rest.