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The Journey To Finding The Perfect Bed

Feb 10, 2008
Finding the perfect bed is a journey. Buying a bed takes you to different places, gives you the opportunity to meet different people, and in its own way, helps you discover things about yourself.

The journey to finding the perfect bed, just like any adventure, is filled with twists and turns, that would challenge the most adventurous of shoppers. There are however, ways to make the experience of buying a bed an enjoyable one. Here are a few tips to get you on your way.

Preliminary Considerations

Before heading out your door, there are a few things that you have to consider. One of them is definitely the cost of the bed. It is very important that from the start you have set a budget so as not to be spending overboard. You should be realistic about it though. A good quality bed costs a lot. However, the lifespan of the bed makes up for it. A good bed, or at least its mattress, can last for about eight to ten years. You do not necessarily have to buy the most expensive bed in the market, but you should buy the best one that you can afford. Some people consider getting a second-hand bed. This is not such a good idea because the quality of the used beds has already deteriorated and you also have to consider the possibility of bed mite infestations, sweat stains, and other hygiene-related concerns.

Another important factor is the size of the bed you want to buy. The bed should neither be too big nor too small. It should be just the right size for you to sleep comfortably on, and should also be the right size for your bedroom. The bed should be roomy, but not big enough to prevent you from moving around your bedroom. Measure the area where you want to place the bed. The standard bed sizes are the single or the twin, the double or the full, the queen and the king.

Choosing Your Bed

When you enter the furniture store, take time to examine the different beds on display. Do not buy the first bed that catches your attention. Pick out the ones that you think are the best for you, and try them out. Take your time, and lie on the bed. One fool-proof way to check whether the bed is neither too hard nor too soft is to place your hand at the small of your back while lying on the bed. If you can move your hand easily, then the bed is too hard. If it is difficult to move your hand, then it is too soft. The bed is perfect if you can move your hand with slight resistance. You can also roll around the bed and try different sleeping positions to make sure that it really is comfortable.

There is no better satisfaction in knowing that at the end of the day, you have the most comfortable bed to come home to, all because you took the journey to find the perfect bed.
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