Buying a bed

How do you decide which is the most suitable bed to replace your existing one?
It could be 10 or 15 years since you last bought a new bed. Choice and technology has changed dramatically in this time.

The life expectancy of a sprung bed is 10 to 15 years. After this time the tensile strength of the springs has reduced to a point where the unit may not be giving you the support that you need and you may start waking up with a sore back.

Everyone is different so the choice of bed becomes a very personal choice. The most expensive bed in the shop will not necessarily be the one for you. The decision to buy should be based on what feels most comfortable to you, so you should try it first.

When trying a bed in store, wear comfortable clothing. The bed should keep your body relatively straight being neither too hard nor soft to ensure good spinal alignment. If buying as a couple, test the bed for stability and side support and make sure it does not hammock or roll together. This will give a more restful sleep in a shared bed.

Sometimes it takes a little while to adjust to sleeping in a new bed. Allow yourself at least a week or longer.

You need to be assured by the shop you intend buying from, that you have the right to exchange if your bed is unsuitable. You also need to ensure your bed is a standard NZ size

The Bed Barn manufactures a range of comfortable beds to suit most people. Because all the staff are involved in the manufacture of beds, their knowledge and experience is invaluable in helping you make an informed decision on the bed you choose. The Bed Barn is part of Wholesale Bed Supplies Ltd, an independent body jointly owned by manufacturers throughout New Zealand. The world leading technology and massive buying power this group has acquired, leads to advanced products at amazingly low prices that we can unequivocally guarantee to give optimum performance. Coupled with true factory direct to public concept we will "save you money and give you a good nights sleep!"

Make sure you read our "What to watch out for when buying a bed" page.

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