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A better night’s sleep in a better bed can all add up to a better you, so check out our 11 steps to choosing the right bed for your home and your needs.
Start at your nearest Dreams store – We’re not just saying this, because we’re behind this article. Dreams are the UK’s leading bed specialists and can show you the widest choice, backed by the best advice. Find your nearest showroom on our Dreams Store Locator.
Don’t just look at it, lie on it – It’s essential that you always try a bed before buying it. We’re all different and one bed isn’t made for everybody. People’s requirements for support will differ depending on their weight and build, so you need to be really comfortable with your decision.
Choose a bed together – If you’re going to be sharing a bed, then you need to choose it with your partner. That way you can both lie on it and make sure it’s big enough and comfy enough for both of you.
Think about the size of the room – Overall bedroom size should always be taken into account. If the bedroom is too small, a massive bed won’t be for you. To relax properly you need to have a reasonable space around your bed.
Make the most of space with storage beds – If you don’t have room for a big wardrobe, or you don’t know where to put your spare sheets then have a look at storage beds. They’ll give you plenty of extra storage space in an easy and convenient way.
Give yourself room to spread out – If you have a big or reasonable size bedroom and your partner is always taking up all the space in the bed then consider investing in king beds or super king beds. If you want even more room and comfort, then opt for an Emperor bed.
Consider more space than a single – Even if you sleep on your own
that doesn’t mean that you should buy yourself a single bed. Some sleepers need or like a lot of space to feel comfortable in, so if you’re one of them consider investing in a double bed .
Make sure it looks good as well as feels good – If you want a style statement bed that really adds character to a room, Headboards are a must. Choose from metal, upholstered or wooden headboards in a variety of great designs.
Choose a good bed for your back – Spring and slat beds are the best choices for back support. And always remember, a good bed should respect the size, shape and specific needs of the sleeper. If for instance your back often troubles you when you are lying down, then choose an adjustable bed and sleep in a position that is comfortable for you.
Beds and mattresses should work together – Never buy a bed without at least thinking about the mattress. Spring mattresses are ideal for spring beds, while slat beds are more likely to be teamed up with foam mattresses. Where possible you should buy a new bed and a new mattress at the same time, because a new mattress on an old bed won’t last as long as it would on a new one. We have lots of mattresses in store at Dream in all types and sizes, so there’s sure to be one that’s just right for you.
You get what you pay for – The best bed for you isn’t always the most expensive one, but it’s probably not the cheapest one either. A cheap bed might look ok, but it won’t give you the support you need for a good night’s sleep so beware that a lower price might also reduce your comfort. Relax though, at Dreams we’ll help you find one that meets your needs and also fits your budget.