Posted on July 12, 2011
A bad bed, more often than not, results in discomfort and back aches. Purchasing a new bed or mattress can be quite confusing and also quite expensive. On average a human being spends about 1/3rd of his life in bed, so isn.t it worth it to buy one that perfectly suits your body.
Here is how you would go about selecting your new bed and mattress:
- Pay attention to the construction of the bed, not the price. A mattress and box spring that cost $400 may be as good as another set that cost $600.
- Test the bed/mattress before you buy it. IF you are purchasing a bed that would be used by 2 people then you might want to keep a few things in mind, like, you shouldn.t roll towards on e another or even feel motion should the other person leave the bed.
- Give a thought to a water-bed, which is known to be helpful for some back problems. Make sure that your floor can take the weight of the water bed.
- You can choose from a wide varietyof specialized mattresses. The dense foam used in these are heat sensitive and self adjusts to the body mass and temperature.
- Make sure you know what size you are looking for before you begin your purchase.
Generally, not taking into account custom designs, the most common dimensions are:
- Twin/Single, 39×75 in. (99×190 cm);
- Twin Extra-long, 39×80 in. (99×203 cm);
- Full/Double, 54×75 in. (137×190 cm);
- Queen, 60×80 in. (152×203 cm);
- Eastern King 76×80 in. (193×203 cm);
- California King, 72×84 in. (183×213 cm).
Once you have taken all this into account all that is left is to decide on the type of bed frame that you would need. The best way to decide this is to consider the size and arrangement of your room before finalizing on a bed frame.