A bed that is comfortable and supportive can make all the difference between waking up refreshed and struggling through the day. Finding the right bed takes some careful consideration and a bit of know-how. There are generally two parts to a bed: the mattress and the base or frame. Both offer a range of choices with different advantages, so let’s talk about how you can find the combination that’s right for you. Here are our tips for weighing up the options.
The best beds for the sweetest dreams
- Pick a size: As a starting point, consider the space your bedroom offers, whether you will be sharing your bed with another sleeper, and how much wriggle room you like to have overnight. Bed shops typically show queen sized beds, so you can get a sense for whether you need something a touch bigger or smaller.
- When choosing a frame or base, take into account your bedroom aesthetic and style preferences: Low profile box frames offer a sleek, modern look. Frames with under-bed storage are a clever way to save space. Built-in headboards can save money, while frames without give you the option of buying a separate headboard in a style of your choice.
- Consider how soft or firm you like your mattress. The most common varieties include wire sprung, air sprung or foam. They range from soft to medium, medium-firm and firm. Some will have additional cushion toppers for extra comfort.
- Try to test, if you can. Mattress showrooms in bed stores are ideal for testing out different types of mattress to find what you like best. Try out a few, ideally for at least 10 minutes, in your preferred sleeping position.
- As a general guide to mattress firmness, there are a couple of factors to keep in mind. If you want to sink into the mattress a little, while still getting good support to your joints, a softer mattress may be the way to go. If you prefer the feeling of more support, a firmer mattress may suit your needs.
With our range of top-class mattresses and bed frames, you’re bound to find the perfect combination for a blissful night of slumber at Myer.