Effects of more sleep and blood pressure contained many suggestions to help get longer and improved sleep.
Key to a peaceful night's sleep is of course a good quality bed.
Here we examine what to look for when choosing a new bed.
One of the keys to getting a good night's sleep is to make sure that you have a suitable and comfortable bed. In this guide to choosing beds, we'll take a look at some of the factors you should consider when buying a new one without raising your blood pressure.
Many specialist bed shops offer a wide range of beds and you can order them online so that your new bed will be delivered straight to your home.
Choosing Beds - Size is important
One of the first things to think about is the size of bed that you need. You will usually be able to choose from several different sizes but, in the UK, the sizes of beds aren't standard, so one manufacturer's single bed, for example, may be a slightly different size from the single beds produced by another manufacturer.
According to The Sleep Council, beds are commonly sold in the following sizes:
* Single (approximately 3ft by 6ft 3in, or 90cm by 190cm)
* Double (approximately 4ft 6in by 6ft 3 in, or 135cm by 190cm)
* King Size (approximately 5ft by 6ft 6 in, or 150cm by 200cm)
* Super King Size (approximately 6ft by 6ft 6in, or 180cm by 200cm)
However, it's important to check the measurements of any bed that you're considering before you buy it.
If you are trying to decide between two different sized beds, it's usually better to buy the bigger of the two, as this will give you more room to stretch out and you'll get a better night's sleep.
What Type of Bed?
There are a number of different types of bed that you can choose from including divan beds, bedsteads, hideaway beds, bunk beds and sleep stations. Whichever you choose there are essential things to check to ensure proper sleep and to improve the liklihood of lowering blood pressure. Read more about blood pressure and how to control it.
A divan is essentially a base for a mattress and has a wooden frame. Some divans have firm, rigid platform tops without springs whereas others feature spring units, so you will need to decide which type you find most comfortable. Generally, divan beds aren't as firm as beds with bedsteads. You can buy divan sets, which consist of a divan and a mattress, meaning that you can be sure that the mattress is the perfect size for the divan and that the divan and mattress will have a uniform look. Some divans have built-in storage drawers, which can be handy if space is an issue in your bedroom.We hope that the above information is helpful and you feel the benefit of lowering blood pressure with better sleep. You can read more suggestions for better sleep here