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How to Choose the Right Bed for You

A good night’s sleep is important for a variety of reasons. The two most talked about benefits of restful sleep are improved overall health and more productive days. In order to ensure a better night’s rest, it’s important to have a bed that’s appropriate for you. Just as the wrong bed can cause sleepless nights, the right one can promote restful sleep.

Choosing the right bed requires more than simply buying the first piece that appeals to your eye. While an ornate four-poster headboard might be beautiful, it might not be the bed that will lead to a restful night for you.

Here are some things to consider before purchasing your next bed:

1. How Large is Your Room?

If you have a small room, a king size bed is probably not appropriate for you. Large, ornate headboards may not be a good fit either. If your room is small, a larger bed can make your room seem smaller. Alternatively, a large room can make a small bed feel even smaller.

It’s a good idea to know the measurements of your room, so you can choose a bed that is sized appropriately for space. Remember, the bed is typically the focal point of your bedroom, so you want it to feel proportionate to the room.

2. Do You Share the Bed With Someone?

If you share your bed, you will want your partner to be involved in choosing the bed. Each person has a different idea of what a perfect bed is for them.

You’ll want to consider your partner’s design style as well as your own when choosing your furniture. You’ll also both want to lie on any bed you are interested in purchasing. Just because a bed looks nice does not mean it will be comfortable night after night.

3. What Are Your Sleep Habits?

Do you toss and turn every night? Do you lie in one position all night? Knowing your own habits, and those of your partner, will help you choose the bed that is right for you.

You’ll want to choose something that gives you enough room to comfortably rest in your favorite sleeping position.

4. Do You Need Extra Storage?

If you have a small room, but you want a large bed, perhaps a bed with built-in storage is a good choice. There are a variety of options available.

Some of them have drawers underneath, while others have bookcase style headboards. The additional storage provided by this kind of bed can be beneficial even in a larger room.

5. Do You Plan to Purchase a Mattress?

When purchasing a new bed, it is often a good idea to purchase a new mattress as well. Before making a mattress purchase, it is important that you compare your options carefully. If you already know the style of bed you want, it will make choosing a mattress a little easier.

Certain mattresses work better with specific kinds of bed frames. Doing a little research can help you to narrow the possibilities before you visit the furniture store, and it can help you to effectively express your preferences to a sales associate.

6. What is Your Budget?

Budget is an important consideration when making any purchase. Consider quality as well as price before making your final selection.

While some less expensive models are marketed as high quality, that isn’t always the case. Remember the adage that says, “You get what you pay for.”

Final Thoughts

When purchasing a new bed, there is more to consider than how the piece will look in your room. Careful research and consideration of your personal sleeping habits will help you to choose a bed that’ll be right for you.