A Buyers Guide – Divan, Wood or Metal Beds?

The average life span of a bed is usually 8-10 years, a bed can deteriorate by up to 70% at this time, depending on its use and care. If you have had trouble sleeping, turning over, turning around, and waking up frequently or back, shoulder or neck pain, it may be time for a new bed.

Measurements count

Most sleep experts agree that the bigger the bed, the better the sleep. Your bed should be 15 cm longer than the tallest person sleeping in it. This ensures that you don’t sleep diagonally, which is bad for your back and uncomfortable for you and your partner.

A healthy sleeper turns and turns up to 30-70 times a night, making width important too. The width of the bed is especially important if you sleep with a partner. A standard double bed (135 cm) offers each person only 69 cm of space, which is narrower than a single bed.

You will also need to consider the size of your bedroom. Make sure there is enough space to fit in other bedroom furniture, including enough space to open drawers and closets.

Bed frame against sofa

Maneuverability – A bed frame always comes “packed flat” so it can be assembled in the room. This can be an advantage if you live in a house with narrow passageways or tight curves on stairs rather than on a bulky sofa base.

Ventilation – A slatted base will ventilate the mattress as it allows the underlying air flow for a fresh sleeping environment. Therefore a bed frame may be much more preferable for allergy or asthma sufferers.

Design: you can do much more than just a design statement with a bed frame. The structures are available in a wide range of materials, including wooden, leather and metal beds. Whether you are looking for traditional and classic or contemporary and minimalist, a bed frame offers many more design possibilities.

Height: the bed frames are generally lower than the sofa, this is particularly useful if you have difficulty getting on or off the bed.

Storage – The sofas are available with pull-out drawers, however the space is effectively optimized under a bed frame. You will have the opportunity to store larger objects, while with a sofa you are limited to the size of the drawer.

Bed bases

A sofa base is simply a wooden box on which the mattress is located. The base of the wooden or metal beds will be made up of slats; sprung or rigid. A box-spring slatted bed will have curved wooden slats, normally made of beech, which sit inside the structure. Their natural bounce means that they will adapt to your profile. A larger bed will have a double spring unit, supported by a central guide. This interrupts the “roll together”, making sure you are not disturbed when your partner gets out of bed. Rigid slats are fixed wooden slats without sagging. They therefore offer a more solid bed.

As a general rule, the space between each batten should be less than 3 inches for adequate support. The wear and tear on a mattress will be even greater the wider the spaces. Most manufacturers make their own recommendations regarding the spacing of the slats to fit their mattresses, so be sure to check it out.

Wooden beds against metal

Durability – There is nothing harder than metal beds, they are solid and robust and you will never have to worry about frame breakage, deformation or weakening.

Design – While the wooden beds look fantastic, the metal beds offer much more choice when it comes to style. Since the bed is the focal point of a bedroom, we recommend that you choose a sentence; metal can be shaped and modeled in unique and elaborate designs.

Color: the metal beds offer the possibility to choose the color and finish. This is great if you’re looking for children’s beds or something that really makes a statement.

Dimensions: metal beds tend to be significantly less bulky than other suites. Wood can be thick and bulky. This makes metal beds ideal for smaller bedrooms.

A bed is one of the key purchases of life. Making the right choice will reward you with better quality night sleep, help your posture and overall health. Choose wisely and do a lot of research. Sleep in an unsuitable and unsuitable bed and you may be ready for health problems in the future.

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