Beds and Bedding in Watford
60-64 Market Street
Open on public holidays
There's no scientific consensus on what makes a good mattress. People around the world sleep comfortably on all sorts of beds: straw mats, hammocks, futons, waterbeds, airbeds and all manner of mattress. In a market where what feels good is good and comfort is subjective, it comes down to you - what feels comfortable, what you can afford, and what you can do if your new mattress turns out not to suit you. Manufacturers and chiropractors recommend you replace your mattress around every 10 to 13 years, depending on how it's treated. If it's on a sprung base, plan to replace it every 12 or 13 years. A mattress on an unsprung base (including fixed-slat bases) should last about 10 years.
If your mattress is of poor quality or you don't look after it properly, it may not last this long. And in any case, it's recommended you replace your mattress at least every 10 years for hygiene reasons.
Some obvious signs you need a new mattress are annoying peaks, dips or lumps, or if you wake up stiff. If it's uncomfortable, interferes with your sleep or leaves you with a backache, it's definitely time to act.
There's a variety of mattresses and bed bases on offer these days, and what's best for you ultimately comes down to personal preference. Most people buy an inner-spring mattress and box base or slatted bedstead, so we'll concentrate on this set-up.
Mattresses differ in comfort and support, so manufacturers and retailers emphasise that the only way to choose one that's right for you is to go out and lie on as many as possible. If you're going to spend eight hours a day in the bed for the next 10 years or more, it's worth putting in some time to get one you're really happy with.
Manufacturers say you get what you pay for - the more you pay, the better you get. This is apparently because the quality of the springs and padding improves with price, and while two beds may seem similar when new, the cheaper one will probably deteriorate more quickly.
This is all very well when you're comparing beds within a brand, but what about between brands? Unfortunately there's no easy answer.....until now. Capital beds, can offer all brands, all levels of support and all at very low prices. For a glimpse of our full range, please visit our website, or call on 01923 213419
Looking to buy 3 new beds for the kids. Not sure what we wanted, but this was a brillaint place to find. Great selection. Very good place to start and ......maybe finish too??
Clifford Simons - 13/05/2008 | report this review
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