“I can feel the springs in my mattress.” “I am waking up with back pain.” “I am rolling into the centre of my mattress.” “I need a bigger bed.” If any of this rings a bell with you then maybe the time has come to invest in a new bed.

Getting a good night’s sleep should be the only reason you need to justify buying a new bed but all too often we overlook long term investment purchases in favour of quick fixes. Let’s be honest – what’s more satisfying – buying a brand new outdoor patio set for summer or replacing an old bed? And with more pressure than ever before on our household finances prioritising essential purchases has never been more important.

But once the novelty of the alfresco garden furniture has worn off (as fast as it takes for it to start raining – hey, this is Britain after all!) what’s left? Can that patio set guarantee you a relaxing night’s sleep? Can it wrap you up in warmth and comfort for the next seven years? Can it provide useful storage space whilst also giving your body support? Is it able to stop aches and pains all year round? Can it provide calming sanctuary after a hard day at work? Believe it or not, the right bed can do all this…

But where to begin? Here are the 4 elements you need to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect bed:

  • What kind of mattress do you want?
  • Do you need your bed to provide storage?
  • What sort of headboard is required?
  • What colour do you want?  

Have a think about all these things and you’re on your way to a tailor-made bed solution just for you!

Feel free to do your research online but bear in mind that particularly when it comes to choosing the right mattress, being able to see it, feel it and yes, lie on it, is really the only way you can guarantee you’re making the right choice. Your mattress can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad night’s sleep so it’s got to be worth spending a bit of time on, surely?

Talking of a good night’s sleep, getting the right bed is only half the battle. Making sure you get the right amount of sleep might sound simple enough but it’s often harder than you think especially in today’s world of too much stress, strain and screen time, which all take away from time which could be spent relaxing and preparing for a good night’s sleep.

Sleeptight’s very own mascot Snoozy loves to sleep and has some fantastic tips to help promote a better night’s sleep:

  • Eat at regular times
  • Stay active during the day
  • Not too much caffeine!
  • Stick to a routine of going to bed at a similar time each day

Take these tips on board and together with Sleeptight’s fantastic showroom showcasing all the latest styles and designs of beds as well as helpful and knowledgeable staff, you’re well on your way to the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had!