Choosing a new mattress is an important decision though it’s often difficult knowing where to start and what’s right for you.
To help make the shopping experience a little easier, SleepMaker have put together the following Bed Shopping Guide with useful tips to ensure you get the right bed to help you sleep better.
1) Do you have any health issues that affect your sleep?
Do you suffer from back pain, sore hips or shoulders? Be sure to ask about the latest Dunlop Foams technology that help to provide enhanced comfort and reduce aches and pains.
2) Size does matter
The more room you have in your bed the better quality of sleep you will have, especially if you’re sleeping with a partner. Space around you helps promote undisturbed sleep.
Two people sleeping together should select at least a queen and preferably a king or super king size bed to give you adequate space for restful sleep. We suggest you invest in the biggest size bed you can fit in your bedroom.
3) We're not all created equal
As you can imagine the support a jockey needs is different to the support a Wallabies player needs! The SleepMaker Sleep Selector can help provide a bed match to give you support that suits your body type.
4) Dress to test in-store
Wear loose fitting clothing that’s comfy and easy to get up and off the beds. You don’t sleep with your shoes on so feel free to remove your shoes if you want to.
5) Test the mattress in your usual sleep position
Are you a side, back or tummy sleeper? Always lie the same way on the bed as you normally sleep at home. Spend 5-10 minutes on each bed to ensure you have the right comfort and support. The aim is to find the bed that feels naturally comfortable and free of any aches and pressure points.
6) If there's 2 in the bed...
If you sleep with a partner, it’s best to try the beds together. Move positions while your partner lies in their most comfortable position. This will enable you to determine how effective the bed is at minimising partner disturbance and how much space you each have or need.
7) Consider what kind of pillow you need
The pillow makes up 25% of the sleep surface and provides crucial support for your head and neck while the mattress supports your body. Combined, the right bed and pillow for you will provide the correct body alignment and help to avoid back ache.
We hope these tips will help you find the right SleepMaker bed for you. If you get the chance, try the SleepMaker Sleep Selector first to get a bed recommendation for you, then head in store where the in store team can guide you through the selection process.