RSS

Shopping For A New Bed

23 Jun

If you’re tossing and turning night after night, don’t reach for the sleeping pills – it may be time for a new bed. The following tips on what to shop for are from The Sleep Council’s new bed buyers’ guide:

1. Your bed should be four to six inches longer than the tallest partner.

2. Partners should be able to lie side by side with their arms behind their heads and elbows out, without touching.

3. Buy the mattress and bed together, as sizes aren’t standardized.

4. Lie on the bed for at least ten minutes – don’t be embarrassed!

5. While lying face up, slide your hand into the hollow of your back. If there’s a gap, the bed is too firm. It it’s difficult to slip your hand in, it’s too soft.

6. Look for the blue and white FR label which shows that a bed meets fire safety regulations.

7. Mattress need to be turned regularly; if that’s difficult for you, buy a non-turn mattress.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Health

 

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: