All of us need sleep in order to function properly and have enough energy to get through each day, but getting to sleep is not always an easy task.

There are many factors that contribute to a good night’s sleep. The mattress and the bed have a huge impact on sleep quality – they both have to work together to provide you with comfort. The environment you’re in has a major effect as well – as well all know, it’s harder to sleep in places where there’s too much light or it’s too noisy.

It seems that getting a good night’s sleep really does start with buying a bed that’s right for you – but how are we meant to know which one to pick? It can be a real challenge to find ‘the one’, especially considering the wide variety available.

Luckily, we’re sharing a 5-step guide to help you find the perfect bed – peaceful nights lie ahead!

Step 1: Evaluate how you sleep

man asleep

Lack of sleep is one of the most prominent health problems that our society struggles with today.

Don’t let it be a problem in your life! Finding out which sleeping position works best for will help you figure out which bed you should purchase. Certain mattresses that work better for certain sleeping positions and the type of mattress your sleeping position requires will determine which bed to buy.

In order for a mattress to work correctly, it has to be supported by the rightbed frame. Evaluating how you sleep and finding which position works best for you will equip you with the knowledge to find the perfect mattress/bedframe team.

Step 2: Consider the size

bedroom modern

When buying a bed, it’s really important to carefully consider the size. Make sure the bed is both long and wide enough for you to comfortably fit onto.

If you share a room with your partner, taking them to shop for beds is also a good idea. You can have fun testing out the beds together and get a feel as to whether or not you both can fit comfortably onto the bed. Remeber, it needs to be practical for both of you – one of you may want your own space on a trundle bed.

However, it’s not as simple as buying the biggest, plushest bed – the size of your bedroom must also be considered. If the bed is too big for your room, then it’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable which may directly affect the quality of your sleep.

Step 3: Visit some stores and compare brands

iKEA beds shopping

Actually visiting a store and seeing beds in person can be an entirely different experience than viewing pictures of the beds online.

It’s much easier to imagine the bed in your home once you’ve seen it in real life. In store, you’ll be able to better asses the size of the bed and how it will look in your bedroom.

Obviously, the best thing about going to a store is that you can physicallytest the beds out. This will not only allow you to compare certain types of bed but also brands, helping you to identify which ones you enjoyed the most (helpful if you decide to buy online).

Of course, you’ll also be able to get advice from sales assistants which could prove really valuable.

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