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Dec 13, 2007
Whenever you get tired and just feel like you want to lie down and take a nap and sleep for a while, a bed is the most accessible furnishing for this soothing idea. It offers you relaxation and comfort, completes your sleeping needs along with its other uses. Nowadays, there are a number of bed types to choose from, and if you have any plans of purchasing one, this just might be an overwhelming task because you may get confused over what kind of bed you are going to buy. So, how will you start?

Perhaps, the first thing you ought to consider is your budget. You might not want to spend all your money on just the bed alone. You might already have plans to buy extra things for the bed, like a new mattresses, pillow cases and blankets. So, you might save some money for these extras and have come up with a fixed budget for the bed alone. You also have to consider these extra things because they will also help you attain a "sound sleep" all throughout the night.

The next decision would be the actual "choosing of bed". You have to be sure of what kind of bed you really want. And fortunately, there's a wide range of choices to pick from. Whether bunk beds, Murphy beds, adjustable beds, platform beds, loft beds or futons, whichever you like, you'll just have to get to know each kind and the benefits they offer you and your family.

A bunk bed is the most loved by children. It is the kind of bed where two beds are positioned in one place, only that one bed is above the other. It is helpful if you are trying to conserve space in your room. Kids probably love to sleep on them; as parents however, remind your kids never to play on the top bed because they might fall and get injured. Or better yet, put the older ones above and the younger ones below.

Considering the space again, a Murphy bed can do it even twice as good as the bunk bed. It can be stored inside a cabinet or simply at the wall if not in use. You can put this anywhere in the house since it can be fixed and stored.

An adjustable bed is the type of bed you usually see being used in hospitals. It allows you to adjust the bed to the desired position where you feel most comfortable. Another advantage is it can help you sleep more relaxed and a lot easier, especially when you are very tired because you yourself can choose your bed's position depending on how you want it to be positioned. It helps soothe muscle pains and back aches you might usually experience when sleeping in a regular bed. Another benefit is that it allows you to read and do activities while sitting while providing back support. And, aside from being used in hospitals, this type of bed is also available in different sizes for use in the home.

Similar to a toddler bed (except that it has no rails because it is used by adults), a platform bed is a bed more like lying on the floor. It is lower to the ground than a typical bed. It is usually made of metal or wood and comes in a variety of sizes. Its form, because it's lowered to the ground, makes the room seem more spacious because you would not notice it immediately. Compared to traditional styles of beds, it does not have springs inside it, which makes the bed firmer and more comfortable. Some also have ample storage places underneath allowing you to conserve a little more space.

A loft bed is similar to a bunk bed, only instead of having another bed below, there's space where you can put any thing you want. And for those occasional unexpected guests, futons are ideal. These beds look like long sofas but are comfortable to sleep on when opened up.

Now, if you're planning to buy or purchase a new bed, check out the many online retailers. They have a much bigger selection than your traditional furniture store, and since these online retailers compete in a world market, their prices are going to be cheaper too.
About the Author
Don VanPelt is a writer for Bunk Beds Central who has published many articles about bunk beds. Read his comments and recommendations for the best places to buy bunk beds at Bunk Beds Central.
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