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Tips for buying the perfect bed


If you find it difficult to fall asleep, toss and turn throughout the night, and feel fatigued throughout your working day; you may need a new bed.
One third of the average human being’s life is spent lying on a mattress that should provide back support and a good night’s rest; this is essential for stable relationships and a healthy living.
The Bed Shop Polokwane is ideally equipped to help you find the perfect mattress and bed. Their expert advice and personal service makes bed buying a pleasure.
How to know you are sleep deprived:
Do you wish you had more energy and wake up with morning headaches? Do you often feel sleepy and struggle to remain alert? Are you constantly worrying and have trouble relaxing or do you feel sad, depressed, grumpy or irritable?
When angry or surprised, do you feel like your muscles are going limp? Do you feel drowsy whilst driving or as if you are in a daze?
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions then you could be sleep deprived.
Seven questions to find
out if you need a new bed:
Does your mattress look lumpy?
Does your mattress sag anywhere?
Is any wire or padding sticking through the cover?
Is the cover torn, soiled or stained?
Does your mattress make a noise when you lie on it?
Do you and your partner lie comfortably next to each other?
Does your bed base have an uneven or sagging surface?
If you answered yes to more than one of these questions then it is definitely time to buy a new bed. Remember, it is the most important piece of furniture in your home as it has a direct impact on your quality of life.
Important considerations
when buying a new bed:
Your mattress should ease tension and help you relax. A good mattress should support your body at all points and keep your spine straight.
Clinical studies have shown that the average person tosses and turns up to 100 times a night. Rather buy a wider and longer bed than standard for ease of movement.
The most expensive mattress is not necessarily the best one for you. Rather buy the one that suits your own unique body shape and unique posture.
Knowing which bed is the best for you:
For years, we’ve heard that firmer is better when it comes to the surface we sleep on. But a recent study found that people who slept on medium-firm mattresses had fewer lower backaches than those who slept on firm ones.
To find a medium-firm mattress, lie on one in Bed Shop showroom at 67 Market Street for five to 10 minutes on your back and sides. It should hug your body without sagging at all. If there are gaps between any part of your body and the mattress, it is too firm. If it sags, or if a second person on the bed causes you to dip towards the centre, it’s too soft.
Call the Bed Shop Polokwane on 015 295 4415 to see how a good night’s rest can change your life.