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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Bed

With how much time people spend sleeping, you should make sure that your bed is up to par. Having a bed with the right components will change the way you sleep and also make you more rested. The Tulsa movers are here to help you select the right bed, mattress, and of course all the bells and whistles too.

Whether you choose a wooden or metal bedframe, this is the foundation of your bed. Don’t skimp out and buy something cheap—it could make your sleep experience less than desirable. The headboard, footboard, rails, and slates should all be sturdy and unmoving.

Platform beds are an option that date back the longest, but has modernized over time. While they don’t really allow for under the bed storage, they do offer a clean and streamlined look to your bedroom. Many have no headboard or footboard, but creating your own headboard could be a fun DIY project to take on.

Four poster beds are an elegant and traditional option that looks luxe if you have the space for one. Some people take the poster bed a step further and purchase a tester bed, with which you can add a canopy, creating a whimsical and opulent look that has been around for centuries.

Sleigh beds (originally called French beds) have high, rounded headboards and footboards that curl outwards away from the mattress. The thick bed can look cumbersome in rooms that are too small, and the sleigh bed is certainly a focal point to your bedroom.

Daybeds are a great option for someone with smaller rooms. The convertible daybed is a sofa by day that collapses into a bed (usually twin size) at night. There are also some models that have a separate mattress trundled under the top that pull out and create a bigger bed.

Next, selecting the mattress, which is the most important element of a good night’s sleep. Mattresses should last five to seven years, with yearly flipping. It’s important that you test mattresses and know what types are available, such as:

Innerspring: this is the majority of mattresses on today’s market. Hundreds of coils lie under the surface and an insulator pad is on top of the coils. Top padding offers further comfort and cushions the springs to prevent from discomfort.

Memory foam is a popular choice that contours to fit the body of the sleeper, thus offering further comfort and support.  Foam mattresses are available, as are memory foam top layers. So if you’ve already bought an innerspring mattress, you can still up the personalized comfort with a foam topper.

Natural foam, or synthetic latex foam, also is available as a cushioning layer. Latex foam is different than memory foam in that it offers a pliable surface that isn’t weak to temperature or pressure, it’s more consistent. It’s resistant to dust mites and also is more eco-friendly.

Hopefully this guide can help you choose the right bed and mattress for your bedroom. The All My Sons movers wish you a good night’s sleep for many years to come!