A good bed is essential for a great night’s sleep, which is important for maintaining both mental and physical health. There are a number of different types of bed on the market to consider purchasing.
Divans are good for those who have limited space as some come with drawers that provide additional storage space and act as bases for spring or foam mattresses. Storage beds are a great way of combining a good bed with additional storage. Ottoman style storage beds open at the top of bed.
Bedsteads are a more traditional type of bed which many homes have. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from including classic and modern metal bedsteads. A sprung slat or bowed slat bed will be more cushioned than a solid slat bed. Guest or folding beds are good for the occasional visitor although they may not be durable enough for everyday use.
When choosing a bed it is important to remember that a bed should be viewed as an investment. A good night’s sleep is vital to maintaining health and as an example, spending £200 on a bed only represents 5.4 pence per night over it’s 10 year life. However, it is not necessary to spend a large amount of money in order to get a good bed. A good mattress is also required and it is worth spending a bit more to get a better mattress.
The average bed or certainly the mattress will generally last from 8 to 10 years. After this time the bed may have lost as much as 75 percent of its original condition plus old beds are not hygienic. An individual may sweat as much as a pint of fluid in a night and house dust mites will accumulate in the bed.
A good bed is important for a great night’s sleep which in turn is important for maintaining both physical and mental health. Leather beds are now becoming more popular because of their style and look.
Traditional beds have been made from wood, but over the years materials and furniture design have changed so today metal beds are common. It is estimated that we spend around a third of our life in bed. So choosing the right bed is important.
Beds made from pine, oak and cherry wood giving you a variety of colours and finishes. Thick and thin wood designs to suit your bedroom.
Ottoman beds open at the top so that the whole of the top of the bed lifts up to reveal a large storage area underneath. Ottoman beds come in a variety of sizes and materials including wood and leather.
Day beds can fit into many different settings and are very versatile. A day bed can be used as a sofa and bed for a guest room.
For those who have less room but still want to have guests staying overnight, there are other beds to consider. Guests beds are brilliant beds that can be easily disguised or hidden when not being used.