How to Choose the Best Type of Bed for a Good Night’s Sleep

With the Sleep Foundation and many medical professionals recommending six to nine hours of quality sleep daily, it makes sense to pay attention to considerations such as spinal support, body weight distribution, and more when you choose the type of bed. Read on for tips on how to choose the best type of bed to give you the quality rest your body needs and deserves to function at its best and stay healthy for longer.

Optimal Body Support

Mattresses are made from different types of material. In addition, the way the materials are used and combined affect the support and comfort of the mattress. The best type of mattress is one that gives your body optimal support. But first, consider your sleeping positions. If you sleep on your stomach, then you will want a mattress that is slightly firmer to prevent an unnatural position. For side sleepers, the memory foam, gel-infused foam, and hybrid mattresses provide for pressure point relief and sufficient support to keep the spine aligned. If you are a back sleeper, you will want a medium-firm mattress that provides adequate support.

Movement Transfer

If you sleep alone, then movement transfer is not an issue. However, if you sleep with a partner that moves around a lot, then your sleep will be disturbed by your partner’s movement, unless you choose the best type of mattress to minimise motion transfer. To this end, browse our selection of base sets and mattresses featuring gel-infused foam, pocket coil systems encased in multiple layers of foam that include rebond foam, and gel-infused foam or a gel-infused memory foam combination. This type of mattress will help to keep your partner’s movement from interrupting your sleep.

Choose a Hypoallergenic Surface if You are Prone to Allergies

If you purchase a mattress for your child or yourself and you suffer from dust mite and related allergies, choose a memory foam or gel-infused foam mattress. We offer several beds that feature hypoallergenic properties, giving you a hygienic and allergy-free sleep surface.

Measure Your Length Before You Buy

The standard-length mattress in our collection measures 188 cm. If you are 1,85 cm in height, rather opt for the extra length bed as you must keep a bit of space between your head and the headboard without your feet hanging off the end. Our extra-length mattresses measure 200 cm, giving enough space even for the taller people among us.

Measure Weight Before You Buy

If you are a heavy sleeper, then a memory foam mattress is not the right choice. You need a medium-firm to firm mattress to get the support your body needs. If you are a light-weight sleeper, you will benefit from a memory foam mattress. Make sure the bed you buy can support the weight to be carried on each side. Thus, consider both your weight and that of your partner.

How Much Space Do You Need?

If your partner has the tendency to stretch out when sleeping, then you will want to opt for the king or queen size mattress instead of the double. If you sleep alone but do not want the small movement space of a single mattress, purchase a ¾ or double mattress to ensure you have enough movement space.

Read how to choose the right mattress and base set for your body and have a look at this example – Posture Pocket Supreme. The mattress offers a plush feel for a soft and comfortable sleep. With its heavy-weight pocket coil inner spring system combined with memory foam, movement transfer is almost non-existent. This is the best type of mattress for two people sharing where one or both are combination sleepers – thus side, stomach, and back. The layers of memory foam contour around the body for optimal pressure point relieving, while the coil system gives the necessary pushback to prevent the body from sinking into the mattress.

Get the best type of bed to give you a restful night’s sleep from us at a competitive price because we have taken the middleman out of the picture. Shop for the mattress and base set of choice here. We manufacture and sell the beds locally, offer same day delivery on our best sellers, give you a price guarantee for the lowest price, and offer superb product warranties. You have several payment options, including credit and layby, and you can place your order online or purchase in store at one of our outlets near you.


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