It's not every day you need to shop for a bed, so make sure you dress for the occassion. You want to wear light-weight, comfortable clothes that put as little as possible between you and the bed of your dreams. That way, when testing out a mattress you'll feel even more comfortable.
Sales consultants are not mind-readers! Being clear about your individual needs will help them to be addressed accurately. Go armed with knowledge of your sleeping habits, health issues and lifestyle so that you can get the right advice about the best bed for you.
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it only makes sense to take some time to choose the perfect bed. When considering a bed, we recommend giving it a ten minute 'test rest' to get a sense of whether it's right for you. Make sure you switch up your position to get to know the bed through and through.
In the land of bedding, there is a distinct difference between firm support and firm feel. You need adequate support for your body with a comfortable feel - this is where beds differ from person to person. When shopping for your bed, ask if the store offers body mapping. This will provide a guide to pressure points that can help you find the mattress of your dreams.
There are lots of beds out there, don't let them overwhelm you! Pick a 'type' that suits your needs and limit your options based on that. Let the sales consultant guide you, but don't get distracted, and make sure the final call is yours alone.
We all like breakfast in bed, but a stain on your mattress will void your warranty. To ensure your mattress remains in excellent condition and stain-free, invest in a mattress protector to extend it's good looks for years to come.
Pillows contribute significantly to your overall sleeping comfort, so make sure you choose the right one. Your pillow should suit your natural sleeping position and maintain the natural curve of your neck and spine. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, hypoallergenic pillows are the way to go.
Doctors and physical therapists may not be sleep experts, but they can definitely help to offer good advice on your sleep needs. If you suffer from a medical condition or sleep disturbances, seek a medical professional's advice before you go bed shopping so that you're armed with all the facts.