Sleep is vital, both allowing your body to rest and recover and giving you energy. Getting good sleep is hugely important to your overall health, and good sleep starts with good beds. When you buy a new bed, thinking about all the choices and options you have can easily become overwhelming. But once you look for in terms of the style, type, and other factors, it will make buying a bed a lot of fun instead of a daunting task.
Know Your Budget
Before you even start to look for a new bed, you should determine exactly what you are willing to spend. Obviously, the more luxurious a bed, the more expensive it will be. It’s important to know your budget, so that you can avoid falling in love with a bed that you simply can’t afford.
Knowing how much you can spend on a new bed will allow you to look at your options and narrow down your choices. That way, when you find the perfect bed within your budget, you won’t be disappointed.
Because quality and price can easily go hand in hand, realistic expectations within your budget are a crucial part of a successful bed shopping experience. And regardless of how much or how little you are willing to spend, at Urban Mattress, you’ll be sure to walk away with a high quality and comfortable bed.
Sleeping Position Matters
When you are looking for a new bed, it is a good idea to begin the process by considering what type of sleeper you are. You may think that this will not make a big difference in choosing the right bed, or that the answer to this question only matters when it comes to finding the right pillow. If that’s the case, you’re mistaken.
- Back Sleepers. For example, if you are a back sleeper, you will need to find a bed that offers you additional support. You may not know it, but laying on your back actually puts a lot of pressure on your spine. As a result, your bed needs to have extra support. If you are a back sleeper, look for a mattress that isn’t too soft; instead, a bed that is plush or medium firm is a great idea, just as a mattress topped by memory foam can improve your sleep. Either choice will help to cushion and cradle your body, while at the same time still providing enough support to make sure that your spine is comfortable.
- Side Sleepers. If you are a side sleeper, you’re in luck: this position is actually best for your body. It takes pressure off your spine, in addition to a variety of other benefits. For example, if you suffer from acid reflux, sleeping on your side can help to eliminate symptoms at night. Also, every pregnant woman knows that sleeping on your side is not only comfortable, but also healthy because it eliminates strain on your heart. Pressure from the baby can slow the flow of blood to the heart and make it have to pump harder. But in order for side sleeping to be truly beneficial, you have to make sure that you are comfortable. For example, it’s important to have a bed that will conform to your body while also providing support. If your bed can’t accomplish that, sleeping on your side can be strain on your hips and shoulders.
- Belly Sleepers. Many people enjoy sleeping on their stomachs. This position isn’t necessarily ideal for your body, because it can put pressure on your lungs. Yet, many sleepers find it to be simply the most comfortable sleeping position. Sleeping on your stomach tends to put additional strain on your spine; by finding the right bed, you’ll help to alleviate this pressure and get a good night’s rest. Once again, you want to find a bed that is right in the middle between firm and soft. If it’s too soft, the mattress won’t provide enough support. If, on the other hand, it is too firm, the bed will not allow your spine to relax in a natural position.
Organic Beds To Consider
Hearing the word organic to describe a mattress may seem strange. But in reality, choosing an organic bed makes perfect sense: a bed is organic is not only because of the materials used to comprise its core, but also the materials used to bind the bed together and make it fire retardant.
Most beds nowadays are filled with organic materials. For example, latex foam used in beds comes from the sap of a tree. Additionally, materials like wool, cotton, and bamboo are all natural components commonly used in mattresses. But because there are no true organic standards today, the most consistently eco friendly aspect of organic beds is the lack of chemicals used. All beds must be fireproof, and many companies use chemicals to make it possible. In an organic mattress, on the other hand, materials like wool and rubber achieve the same effect.
Also, adhesives commonly during the manufacturing process often contain chemicals such as formaldehyde. However, with higher-end organic mattress use all-natural adhesives, which are comprised of latex and other non-chemical materials.
When you buy organic, the comfort your new bed offers will not be the only thing to enable you to sleep well. You will also sleep better knowing that there are no harmful chemicals around you, enabling you to be safe in a high-quality and luxurious bed.
Do Your Research First
So you know your price range. You know what kind of sleeper you are, and you know the style of mattress you are looking for. The last step is to go and lay down on several beds. While it may seem odd at first, you absolutely need to actually test out a bed, because of the wide variety of manufacturing styles that could be used.
A bed from one brand may feel very different from a seemingly similar bed by another brand. By laying on each bed, you’ll be able to get a good idea of the firmness, softness, spring or foam, response to movement, and temperature control. Knowing what you are looking for will make your visit to buy the perfect bed less stressful, but the visit to the store is still crucial to making the right decision.
By formulating your criteria before the shopping process, your visit will be more succinct and targeted. But if you don’t find a mattress that you like, trust employees to help guide you to one that might work for you. At Urban Mattress, that means assistance from a staff that will not pressure you.
Too often when you go to purchase a new bed, you feel like you have the sales staff breathing down your neck and steering you into the most expensive section of the store. But that’s not the case with us; when you visit our store with your ideas in mind, your budget clearly defined, and what beds you are interested in, you’ll find your visit to be a smooth process.
Getting a new bed is and should be a very exciting time, especially if you are currently sleeping on an old, uncomfortable mattress. The idea of waking up while feeling rested and rejuvenated is tantalizing. That idea can easily become reality when you find the right bed, which is much easier when going through the above process. To find the perfect bed for your needs, please contact your local Urban Mattress store.