As people become more stressed, their sleep is of a reduced duration and lower quality. During sleep vital restorative processes take place in the body and with non-sufficient sleep, performance and thinking ability during the day can be hindered and long term can cause an individual significant harm. One thing we can do to try and encourage our bodies to rest soundly and get a good night’s sleep is to fall asleep in comfort! When choosing which type of bed to buy therefore, there are a few factors you can consider to help you make the right choice and promote a sound and optimal night’s slumber.
Size of bed
Decide on the size of bed you need; there are no clear standards of bed sizes in the UK and there can be slight differences between single and double beds made by different manufacturers. There are however some guidelines for bed sizes if you’re unsure which one to chose for your child for example; a single bed should be around 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long, a double bed around 4 feet 6 inches wide, and 6 feet 3 inches long, king size beds should be around 5 feet wide, and 6 feet 6 inches in length and finally super king size beds should be around 6 feet wide, and 6 feet by 6 inches long. As a tip, if you tend to move around a lot in you sleep and have space, go for a bigger bed to avoid regretting your purchase!
Type of bed
There are several types of bed available in the market – a shocking statistic perhaps is that people spend approximately a third of their lives in their beds making it undoubtedly important to choose the right one for you! Back problems and other ailments can also occur as a result of sleeping uncomfortably so it’s a worthwhile idea to invest in your bed. The most commonly available include divan beds, sleep stations, bunk beds, hideaway beds and bedsteads. Divan beds as one of the most popular of these comprise of a base for placing the mattress and have a wooden frame; you also have the option to purchase divan beds that comprise of a divan and a mattress already fitted and there are other additional options that have drawers – luckily there is a good supply and wide variety available too.
Mattress and bed linen
Several different types of mattress are available in the market and awareness of mattress types and matching these to your needs is growing. Hard and soft varieties are available categorized on the basis of their material, size and density. If you’ve got back problems, it’s wiser to choose denser mattresses to provide more support to your back while you rest and pocket spring mattresses are usually good for people with back problems too. Finally, choose comfortable linen which you won’t find too hot or cold during the night of which there’s a great choice on the high street.
Although the above are simple points, they are significant factors that can help us to sleep in comfort. Functioning after a good night of quality sleep is so much easier and we can be far more productive, it’s worth investing into our sleep!
To chose from a wide collection of bed linen online, try cushy bed linen, for more information on sleep the BBC website has a great section online with some useful tools for finding out your sleep profile and personal circadian rhythm.