Here at The Classic Bed Company, we aim to give you all the information you need so that you will be well informed when buying your next bed. We also want to show you our extensive ranges of beds and mattresses, suitable for all your preferences and different shapes and sizes. We want to ensure that you get a great night’s sleep.
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If you get a good night’s sleep, you will feel great the next day. If you have a bad night’s sleep, you will feel lousy the next day.
We can offer you the best bed and mattress to match your personal preference.
Some people prefer a soft bed; some prefer a more firm bed. The choice of bed and mattress should be about personal comfort, what feels right for you. We, at the Classic Bed Company are here to help you find the bed that gives you appropriate support and the comfort that you desire and deserve.
There is no general standard of what firmness means in the UK. If you have a back, spine or skeletal problem, we recommend that you consult your doctor about what kind of mattress you should buy.
Decide what you want in a bed and research what the market offers to meet your criteria.
A mattress and bed might seem like a lot of money to pay out all at once but when you consider the mattress should last you 10 years or more, and that you will be spending a third of your time in bed, it really is a small price to pay. Pay as much as you can afford. You get what you pay for. Do not skimp, you are paying for a quality of life, not just a mattress.
Buying a mattress is an investment. Invest in the best quality that you can afford. The mattress will affect the quality of your life for years to come, the quality of your sleep and the right amount of sleep affects the way you feel every day and the way you will perform.
Size does matter! As a rule, bigger is better. Measure your bedroom and buy as big as you can afford, but ensure you still have enough space in the room.
A healthy sleeper changes sleeping positions up to 60 times a night. If you have a sleeping partner, you obviously need to allow for this. You don’t want to feel restricted or cramped; this will make you feel uncomfortable, irritable and frustrated. It is proven that both partners get a better quality of sleep in a larger bed. Take your height into consideration too.
Get the largest mattress that fits your bedroom and that fits your budget.
Do not choose size over quality. Choose the bed for levels and support and comfort first, then buy it in a big as size as you can afford.
Level of Support and Comfort.
Mattresses vary immensely in levels of quality, support and comfort. Mattresses are categorized in levels of ‘feel’, soft feel, regular feel or firm feel.
The better quality of the mattress means better materials used, giving greater comfort levels and support.
People with larger frames often find that mattresses feel softer than people of smaller frames. If you suffer from back pains, it may be worth your while consulting your doctor. The salesperson will also know their stuff and be able to advise you on this. Many mattresses nowadays are classed as orthopaedic, offering specially designed support for people with back problems. The position in which you sleep may also influence you. Some people who sleep on their side often prefer a softer feel mattress whereas people who sleep on their backs prefer a firmer feel.
The medical profession used to say that firm is best. They now say correct support is best. The support you get from your mattress reduces pressure on your spine, joints and especially your lower back. Your heavier or more pronounced parts of your body are ‘absorbed’
Poor support can lead to muscle stiffness, neck and back pain. A mattress that is too firm can put pressure on the shoulders and hips.
Your choice of support is personal choice but you know your own body better than anybody else.
Type of Mattress.
Sleepless nights are caused by bad levels of support, poor levels of comfort and also by fluctuations in your body temperature. Mattress design and technology today concentrates on support, comfort and breathability. There is a mattress for you.
The main types of mattresses available today are:
Open Coil or Open Spring Mattress.
Probably the oldest design still used in today’s manufacturing, the primary function of the open coil mattress is to provide resistance and support for all different shapes and sizes.
Sometimes known as innerspring mattresses, an open coil mattress consists of a number of coil springs, a standard double bed has approximately 325 coil springs, manufacturers and sizes do differ. The coils are assembled into a single construction with helical wire which is a thin, spiral wire that joins the wire at the top and bottom to form several rows. An outer rod is then fitted around the top and bottom of the finished construction to provide additional strength. Once the basic construction is completed, the mattress can be filled and the ticking applied. Various types of upholstery lend the mattress its level of comfort.
Pocket Sprung Mattress.
Pocket Sprung mattresses are more luxurious. They contain hundreds, sometimes thousands of individual springs housed in their own separate fabric pockets. Each spring works independently of one another, so for two people in the bed, the pocket sprung mattress will support each person separately, preventing roll together. These mattresses are also ideal if there is a weight difference between you and your partner.
Visco Elastic or Memory Foam mattresses.
The memory foam reacts to your body temperature, the foam then moulds to the contours of your body. This provides excellent support and comfort and enables you to move naturally while sleeping. The memory foam will help to maintain correct posture while in bed and also helps to align your spine correctly while sleeping on your spine. Memory foam is hypo-allergenic with anti-microbial properties.
Good quality memory foam mattresses can offer you the correct support along with the comfort. High quality foam mattresses allow you to choose a medium firmness while still offering excellent support.
Using talalay latex, the finest polymer available, latex mattresses are very durable and have a resilient feel. They are breathable so you won’t overheat; they conform to the contours of your body and are also hypo-allergic with antimicrobial properties.
Type of Bed base.
The right mattress and bed combination will provide you with the best posture, support and comfort. If you already have a bed base in good condition you may only need a mattress.
The mattress is by far the most important part of your bed in terms of comfort and support. A good quality mattress should work with any bed base. Bed bases nowadays can add that final touch, for instance a solid top base will give you a slightly firmer feel overall compared to a cushion top base. Sprung divans allow the mattress to adapt to your body’s contours. Whether you choose a slatted bed base or a divan base is up to you. Style is a major factor in the choice of a bed base. Divan bases can offer you further storage options should you need it.