When choosing a bed or mattress our best advice is always to visit one of our stores. All of our products are technical in nature and have been selected on the basis of careful research and the science of sleep in order to identify ‘best in class’; our team have a huge knowledge to offer to help you choose what is right for you. That means understanding the benefits, comparing the products, and collaboratively working with our experts to assess your personal needs and preferences.
For those of you who want to inform yourself before deciding to come to store, or have your own reasons for progressing online, here you can find our top tips and theory to assist you.
Bedfacts – The RESTED philosophy
Your bed (and sleep platform within) are way more than just a way to get your mattress off the floor……
Your bed should be working in tandem with your mattress to support your body contour and reduce pressure. Which is why we often refer to a mattress/bed combination as a ‘sleep system’.
The fundamental purpose of a bed base is to provide support for your body shape. It doesn’t need to provide ‘comfort’ in the same way a mattress does because you are not in direct contact with it. Firm and/or accurate upwards support and response across your entire bodylength are the basics of what is required.
There are various different types of bed/platform construction, all of which are useful and relevant for different individuals.
Solid beds – e.g standard divans with solid top.
Sprung Divans (also know as ‘box springs’ in Europe) – beds with responsive springs inside.
Slatted Beds – which can be solid slats or ‘tensioned’ slats for more response.
Adaptive Beds – slat technologies that allow you to predefine specific tensioning in the base e.g softer response in key pressure areas like shoulders and hips.
Mesh Beds – a unique metal construction type of sleep platform that has various unique advantages.
Adjustable Beds – normally referring to the ability to elevate the back and leg sections of a bed (whilst you are in it). (Read our adjustable bed guide here. There’s way more to it than just being a mobility device!).
In choosing what type of bed base to go for, we would ask you to consider the factors below to determine where your priorities sit.
There is no global standard for bed sizes. Meaning that the UK, Europe, America, Asia all have different ‘standard’ bed sizes. Some of which overlap and some of which do not – and all of which attach different names to the particular sizes. Here is our definitive table of the most common sizes you are likely to encounter in the UK.
Our advice on what size bed you need?
We hope that we can help you forwards on that process by discussing it with you. If we have your feedback on your priorities and sizing, then our expertise is in being able to provide you with a bed base to exactly meet your criteria.
You can browse the range online, or give us a call to discuss further. Better yet why not make an appointment to come and see us at our stores where we can help you in person – nothing beats the physical experience of seeing, trying, and comparing the products to each other.
You can also use the great ‘filters’ on our bed collection range to input your requirements and that will narrow the search for you.
For pricing info, just give us call. Please often ask why the prices are not on the website in more detail. Believe us, we would like them to be as that would certainly make life easier…. But the reason they are not is because with every bed frame model, there are so many options available, from dimensions to fabrics, to type of platform, to type of headboard, we would have to have a pricing book for each model. On our in-house systems, our experts can price a bed in seconds on the phone or by email.
Recommendations on our bed range;
If you are looking for beds that are;
Highly ventilated and are good for temperature control and allergen control
Beds that will last an extremely long time
Beds that are contemporary/architectural/modernist in style
Beds that have sleep performance, back support and advanced technologies for better sleep
If you are looking for;
Upholstered beds of luxury and the highest construction quality
Classic Divans or box springs
A Large range of aesthetic headboards, storage and bespoke options