Choosing Beds and Base Sets: The Basics
A bed is more than just a comfortable surface we sleep on – it’s where we rest to recover from illness, it’s where we go to hide from the world when things get heavy, and it’s where we end off every day. We spend an inordinate amount of time in our beds (between 26 and 33 years by some estimates, depending on how much of that time is spent sleeping or falling asleep). So, it’s important to our health (and for our sanity) that the beds and base sets we choose offer maximum comfort and durability.
There is no telling how many beds and base sets we may go through in each of our lifetimes, but we should nonetheless try to choose the best option whenever we are given the chance. Sometimes we don’t get to choose, such as when we go to the hospital or when we go on vacation, but when the choice is ours to make, it must be an informed choice.
How To Choose The Right Mattress (And Base)
There are many kinds of mattresses and bases out there. Besides the more well-known innerspring and foam mattress types (both of which we at Mega Warehouse have in stock), there are also latex mattresses, air mattresses, and hybrid mattresses. Each mattress type has its own pros and cons, but the three main criteria we should consider when shopping for beds and base sets are back support, preferred sleeping position, and body weight. For example, softer mattresses aren’t very suitable for people with back problems, but they can benefit people who sleep on their sides. Conversely, firm mattresses tend to be better for heftier people and people who sleep on their backs. Affordability may also determine the kinds of beds and base sets we consider, but luckily Mega Warehouse stocks a range of highly affordable beds and base sets for various types of sleepers!
Did you know that the base of your bed also plays a role in how comfortable it is overall, as well as the longevity of your mattress? A good base is supposed to support both the mattress itself and the person or people sleeping on it. Even if you have the best mattress in the world, a poorly constructed base will start giving you problems sooner rather than later and may lead to you spending more money to address a problem that was actually very easy to fix.
If you experience chronic pain or health problems as a result of your mattress, or if you have a history of sleep disorders, consult with a medical health professional before you make the final decision.
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Shopping for beds and base sets can be a pain in the back, literally. The wrong choice can cause trouble for years and you may not suspect your bed at first – after all, your bed is supposed to be the one place where you can feel comfortable and relax. That’s why you can rest easy when choosing your next bed at Mega Warehouse – we know your health depends on it.
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