15 Jan

Buying a bed is a major investment and it is important not only to look at what the cost is, but what the cost on your sleep quality could be if you make the wrong choice. 

We have put together some information that will help you make an informed choice as to what bed to buy that will suit you and your sleep requirements. 

Select the right type

There are quite a few different types of beds that you can chooses from. In this piece we will focus on the beds that we sell. They cover all of the requirements that you may have. 

Inner spring mattresses

These beds are the more economical types so they are great for limited budgets. They do not offer motion isolation or pressure point relief. So if you have those issues it is best to stay away from that option. If you have a sore lower back in the morning, this could be a solution 

High density foam units

These foam units provide motion transfer elimination and also give you relief from pressure point pain. This type of bed is great for side sleepers and for those who have a restless partner. They do tend to sleep hotter due to lack of ventilation so if you overheat in summer this may not be the best option. 

Pocket spring beds

A pocket spring bed is the best all round option. They are generally in a higher price bracket because if the features of the bed. It has excellent ventilation so all year round sleep temperatures will be stable and comfortable. The springs are all individual which means it is great for all sleep positions, minimal partner disturbance and relief of pressure point pain. 

Select the type to suit your sleep position

Your sleep position will be a factor in your selection. Your body and how it reacts to different surfaces will be an indication of what surface is best.

Back sleepers

If you sleep on your back you are placing a great deal of pressure on your lower back. When you have a mattress that is too firm your hips and shoulders will not sink enough and your spine will be forced down. If the mattress is too soft, the opposite will happen that the spine is forced upwards, both scenarios will result in lower back pain. If you sleep on your back it is suggested that you get a medium comfort level bed.

Side sleepers

If you prefer to sleep on your side you may be prone to developing pressure point pains. The areas normally effected are your shoulders, hips, knees and elbows. If you are a side sleeper and are effected by these pains, there is a good chance that you are on a sleep surface that is too firm, so for side sleepers we recommend a medium or plush sleep surface 

Belly sleepers

When it comes to belly sleepers the same lower back pressure is experienced as with back sleepers. Having a mattress that is too soft will cause your belly to sink into the mattress. This will result in you back muscles trying to pull your back straight during sleep and you will end up with lower back stiffness. So for belly sleepers a medium or firm feel bed is suggested.

Talk to a pro about your needs.

At The Bed Guy Cape town we offer expert advice on what mattress to choose. Give us a call on 0797763257 to get the right advice 


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