Have some questions about where, when and how to buy a new mattress? Sealy’s got you covered.
Does size really matter?
With a larger bed you are less likely to disturb your partner. You should be able to lie side by side, with your arms behind your head and your elbows out, without touching. Your bed should also be about 10cm longer than the tallest partner.
- Single 91cm offers a sleep surface area suitable for young ones.
- Three Quarter 107cm offers a larger sleep surface than a single, whilst still conserving space.
- Double 137cm offers a sleep surface area for 2 people equal to a cot mattress width each.
- Queen 152cm offers a sleep surface area comfortable for 2 people, proving the most popular size.
- King 183cm provides the largest sleep surface area, with generous space for 2 people. King size foundations come in 2 separate pieces for easy installation.
- Standard length 188cm is available in all models.
- Extra length 200cm is available in selected models only, providing a longer sleeping surface for the taller individual.
When Should You Replace Your mattress ?
The average sleep set last for about 8 years. Not all bodies are the same size and shape and not all beds are created equal. It’s helpful to think of your bed like your running shoes. Those shoes lose their springiness over time, but may not look worse for wear after a year or two. It’s the same with your bed – it loses its comfort gradually, but may not look that bad, but that mattress is not going to last forever.
Should I Replace My Base When Purchasing A New Mattress?
Yes, it is as important as a good mattress. A sprung foundation acts like a shock absorber, taking a lot of the nightly wear and tear, and it contributes to your comfort and support.
How Much Should I Spend On A New Bed?
Prices range greatly, but a good night’s sleep is one of the best investments you can make, so buy the best bed that you can afford. Most of us spend a 1/3 of our lives in bed. Your investment will cost just cents per night over the next 8 to 10 years! A good quality R10 000 bed costs only 27 cents per night!
How Long Should My Bed Last?
It varies according to the type of bed and the amount of usage but, as a general rule, usually every eight to ten years. For your peace of mind, ensure to choose a manufacturer that offers a warranty against manufacturing faults.
How Do I Shop For A Bed?
Focus on finding a bed from a reputable manufacturer, that satisfies your comfort preference first, then your quality and price preference. Remember to buy the best bed you can afford.
Can I Compare My Old Bed To Beds Of Today?
Design and manufacturing of mattresses has changed dramatically. Technology has improved, new materials have been developed and comfort choices have been expanded to give you a greater selection.
How Do I Compare Today’s Beds?
The best way to really know what you are buying is to try them out. Determine your comfort preference, starting at the top-of-the-line offered by your retailer, compare comforts, and make your purchase.
What Type Of Bed Should I Buy For My Child?
A good quality bed offers correct back support, to support their growing bodies. Don’t skimp when buying a new bed for your child. And we recommend not giving them an old bed.
Which Retailer Should I Use?
We live in a world of different mattress brands. Choose a retailer with a great reputation for service and integrity. You will be relying on that retailer to take care of your needs. It is up to you to decide the brands (retail and manufacturing) that deserve your business.
Does Being More Active During the Day Help Me Sleep Better at Night?
Increasing physical activity during the day, perhaps with exercise, is a great way to expend excess energy and will help you get a better night’s sleep.
Why Does Caffeine Keep Me Up at Night?
Caffeine is a stimulant for both the mind and body. If you drink it too late in the evenings (and don’t have a tolerance to it), it will keep you up until the early hours of the morning.
Does Light and Sound Affect my Sleep?
Both light and sound affect the quality of your sleep. Invest in a good pair of curtains or blinds and switch off all electronic devices before going to bed.
Does Meditation Help with Improved Sleep?
Meditation helps relieve stress and quieten the mind. By practicing it daily, you will spend less time at night tossing and turning in your sleep.
Will a New Mattress Help Me with Better Quality sleep?
A poor-quality mattress or bed will rob you of your 6 to 8 hours. Be sure to invest in one that offers adequate support and comfort.