When we spend as much time as we do in bed, it is important we choose a new bed wisely. The consequences of a bad night’s sleep are not good - it can start to affect our health and lifestyle. Here – we have pulled together some tips to help you in choosing your new bed or mattress.
There is no set life span for a bed or mattress. How long a mattress lasts is influenced by it’s use (master bedroom or guest bedroom? For sleeping only, watching TV from or doubling up as a trampoline for the kids?), it’s quality and the care it’s received.
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions – then it could be time for a new mattress or bed.
There is no set answer to this one. It is more a case of ‘what’s the best mattress for me?’ And that is a combination of several factors – comfort, support, space and price.
The key things to consider when looking at mattresses or beds are:
Argos offers a huge range of beds and mattresses – covering all your needs.
|W 3ft||L 6ft 3ins|
|Double||W 135cm||L 190cm|
|W 4ft 6ins||L 6ft 3ins|
|King Size||W 150cm||L 200cm|
|W 5ft||L 6ft 3in|
|Super King Size||W 180cm||L 200cm|
|W 6ft||L 6ft 6in|
Firmness Rating - As a comfort indicator, we rate the firmness of our mattress range - Medium, Medium Firm and Firm.
Sprung mattress - Basic mattress that's ideal for bunks, high sleepers or single beds
Deluxe (e.g. Silentnight's Miracoil Spring System) - Spring system that allows bodyweight to be transferred up and down the mattress, stopping 'roll together'.
Orthopaedic - This term is used to describe a firm product. It does not refer to a cure or treatment of deformity in bone or muscle.
Pocket Springs - Mattresses that contain more springs in their own individual 'pockets'. The 'pockets' work individually of each other allowing the mattresses to support and mould to your body shape. These mattresses provide extra comfort and prevent 'roll together'.
Pillow Top - A luxury mattress that has an extra 'pillow top' layer which places more padding between the sleeper and the spring system.
‘Zip and Link’ Divans - Each divan is linked at the head and foot, and the bed is further held together by the mattress being held together. The benefit being two different types of mattresses can be on the same bed.