Buying a Bed

The height of the bed should be such that you are able to sit comfortably with your feet flat on the ground. High or low beds may be the latest style, but if you have to climb or crawl into your bed everyday, it could be quite uncomfortable.

Rising from a low bed could land you with a back, or knee joint problem. You should be able to get in and out of bed easily. When checking out beds, you can actually hop on to one to check the comfort it offers. Remember, you will be using it for several years!


Be sure to buy a bed made of good quality wood with a fine mattress. Make sure it has a solid base. Check out the joints. They should be firmly fixed. Quality of the mattress is also important. Use a branded mattress as they probably come with a warranty.

Once you have bought the bed, you must make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Keep the mattress dry. If your bed squeaks, have the joints and legs tightened immediately. You can even do this on a regular basis. Rotate and turn over the mattress occasionally to keep it fluffed and fresh.


Measure the area where you are planning to place the bed. Don’t just go by the size of the room. When you see the bed in the show room, you may be unsure whether it will be too big for the room.

Ideally the bed should be large enough to accommodate two adults and a child. That way, if you have someone staying over, you can accommodate him comfortably.


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