Choosing the Best Beds to Buy For Your Family

Are you suffering from yet another morning of backache? Are the kids’ feet starting to poke out of the end of their beds? Is your mattress a little embarrassing to look at minus linen? Is it time to shop for a new bed? When it comes to finding the best beds to buy, it’s more than just picking the one that fits the space. It’s about getting a good night’s sleep, too.

Let’s not beat around the bush; choosing a bed can be a bit like dating. You’re looking for “The One”, but there’s a lot of “mattress-fish” in the sea. 

So, here at Hirsch’s, we’re rolling out our finest beds for sale to guide you through this often bumpy ride. 

buying the best beds from Hirschs

Size Matters 

“What size mattress do I need?” That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? Well, if your feet are dangling off the edge, you might want to size up. The same applies if you’re a restless sleeper or you simply like your space. A single bed may work for independent sleepers but aim for a Queen for the cosy cuddlers and a King for those who enjoy sprawling out like a starfish.

Bed Dimensions vs. Height

When it comes to choosing the best beds to buy based on a person’s height, there are a few factors to consider. Here’s how a person’s height can determine the best bed for them:

  • Legroom: Typically, individuals under six feet tall will have enough legroom on any mattress. Those over six feet tall may want to consider a bed with additional length to ensure their legs are comfortably accommodated.
  • Ideal length: The rule of thumb is to add six additional inches to your height to get your ideal length for a bed. This ensures that the bed is long enough to provide proper support and comfort for taller individuals.
  • Mattress size: The size of the mattress can also play a role in accommodating a person’s height. Here are some recommendations based on height:
    • For individuals under 5 feet 5 inches tall, a Twin or Single size bed may be suitable
    • People up to six feet tall, a Twin XL or full-size bed may be a better option
    • For those who are six feet tall or taller, a Queen or King size bed is recommended

For a little more perspective, standard bed dimensions are:

  • Single bed dimensions: Approximately 91 cm x 191 cm
  • Twin bed dimensions: Approximately 97 cm x 191 cm
  • Queen-size bed dimensions: Approximately 152.4 cm x 203.2 cm
  • King-size bed dimensions: Approximately 193 cm x 203.5 cm

Body Type and Sleeping Position: The Unseen Mattress Matchmakers

Choosing a mattress isn’t always about personal preference; it’s a science. Our body type and sleeping position play a critical role in determining what kind of mattress will offer the best comfort and support. 

Let’s begin with body type. Unlike the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the “just right” level of mattress firmness depends on body weight. Individuals below 60 kg often find softer mattresses more comfortable. Why? Because a softer mattress can adjust to their body shape without requiring much weight, making for a dreamy, cloud-like sleep.

Individuals above 60 kg, however, tend to prefer medium to firm mattresses. Firmer mattresses provide the support needed to keep the spine in alignment, avoiding unnecessary strain and discomfort. 

Now, let’s shift to your sleeping position. Do you like to starfish on your back, curl up on your side, or sleep belly down? 

Back sleepers need a mattress that supports the spine’s natural curve while providing enough give for the buttocks and shoulders. A medium-firm mattress is often the way to go, avoiding the ‘hammock’ effect that can come with overly soft beds.

On the other hand, the best beds to buy for side sleepers need a mattress that can cradle the shoulders and hips, two prominent pressure points when sleeping on your side. A soft to medium firmness level is usually the sweet spot here, helping to maintain spinal alignment while cushioning the body’s curves. 

Although this is not the most recommended position due to potential back and neck strain, stomach sleepers often fare best with a medium to firm mattress. This prevents the hips from sinking too far into the mattress and pulling the spine out of alignment.

In essence, knowing your body type and preferred sleeping position can significantly influence your choice of mattress. 

Quality and Safety are not an ‘Add to Cart’ Option 

Quality? Check. Safety? Double check. High-quality mattresses ensure support in all the right areas, like spine alignment and pressure relief. So, how do you find such a gem? Keep an eye out for beds that are comfortable and durable, with materials that have a low risk of sagging over time.

Exploring Mattress Safety

Navigating the world of mattresses isn’t just about finding the right size, firmness, or price. There’s a lesser-known side to this story – the potential presence of harmful chemicals in cheap mattresses.

Some budget mattresses may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can release gases over time – a process known as off-gassing. These can cause a variety of health issues, including headaches, irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, and in some cases, even damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system.

However, not all mattresses are chemical nightmares. Rest Assured, for example, proudly acknowledges the risks associated with harmful chemicals and makes a point of not using them in their manufacturing process. They steer clear of memory foam in their beds, choosing to prioritise your family’s health above all else.

Similarly, Cloud 9, as attested by many satisfied customers, offers a range of non-toxic products designed to give you a good night’s sleep without the worry of hidden chemical dangers.

Still, we strongly recommend doing your research and asking questions about the materials used in any mattress you’re considering. When it comes to your family’s health and well-being, it’s always better to be safe. 

When to Break Up with Your Old Mattress

Parting ways with your old mattress can be a bitter-sweet moment. Like a trusted companion, it has seen you through late-night Netflix binges, lazy Sunday mornings, and perhaps even breakfast in bed. But all good things must come to an end, especially when it’s about safeguarding your sleep health and comfort. So, let’s delve a little deeper into the signs and signals that might indicate it’s time to replace your mattress.

The 7-Year Itch

Like the infamous ‘7-year itch’ in relationships, mattresses too, have a lifespan. Experts recommend that mattresses should be replaced every seven to ten years. However, this can vary depending on the mattress type and quality and how you use it (for example, a guest bed won’t need replacing as often as your own bed). So if your mattress has crossed this threshold, it might be time to start hunting for a new one.

The Unwelcome Bumps and Lumps 

A good mattress should be like a calm sea – smooth and supportive. If you start to feel bumps and lumps as you lie down or find it harder to get comfortable, it’s a sign your mattress is wearing out. Remember, your bed is supposed to cradle you to sleep, not feel like you’re navigating through a mountain range.

The Morning After

Waking up with aches and pains that ease as the day progresses is a strong signal that your mattress isn’t providing the support you need. This is particularly important for those of us with existing back or joint problems. A quality mattress should help alleviate discomfort, not add to it.

Allergy Attacks

Old mattresses can become a breeding ground for dust mites and allergens, especially if they haven’t been cleaned regularly. If you find your allergies flaring up more frequently, your old mattress might be the culprit. Yes, for those of us with allergies, the best beds to buy are those with a mattress made with hypoallergenic materials.

Your Sleep Quality has Dipped

Finally, if you find yourself tossing and turning, struggling to fall asleep, or waking up feeling like you’ve run a marathon rather than had a restful night’s sleep, it’s a clear sign something’s amiss. You should wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. If that’s not the case, it might be time for a breakup with your old mattress.

Don’t Let Budget Ruin Your Slumber

“What is my budget?” Ah, the niggling question. At Hirsch’s, we believe that good sleep should be affordable. That’s why we offer beds for every budget. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly or luxurious splurge, we have options for you.

The Epitome of Comfort and Assurance: Our Top Picks

Are you ready for the red-carpet introductions? Let’s take a peek at two of our top-rated stars: 

Cloud Nine Epic Comfort Base Set

One of our best beds to buy is the Cloud Nine Epic Comfort Base Set. Aptly named, this bed delivers an epic level of comfort. Not only does it provide unrivalled support with its luxurious soft touch poly-cotton knitted cover and high-density buoyant foam layers, but it’s also great for maintaining a perfect sleeping posture, promoting healthier, more restful sleep. Are you a sensitive sleeper? No worries! This base set is allergy-free and non-toxic. Now that’s what we call an epic sleep solution!

Cloud Nine Queen (152cm) Size Epic Comfort Base Set

Cloud Nine Queen (152cm) Size Epic Comfort Base Set

Rest Assured Galloway Base Set

Next up, we have the Rest Assured Galloway Base Set. This beauty is for those who crave a peaceful night’s sleep. It boasts a blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern sleep technology. With its unique interlocking coil system providing robust support and the blue gel technology ensuring a cool, comfortable sleep, you can rest assured of waking up feeling refreshed every morning. It’s not just a bed; it’s a promise of a good night’s sleep.

Rest Assured Queen (152CM ) Galloway Base Set

Rest Assured Queen (152CM ) Galloway Base Set

These two gems are just a taster of the fantastic range of beds we offer at Hirsch’s. Don’t forget, a good day starts with a good night’s sleep, and a good night’s sleep starts with a good bed. 

Find the Best Beds to Buy

Sleep, like a good laugh, is one of life’s simplest pleasures. So why compromise on it? Remember, the best beds to buy are the ones that give you sleep so good, even your dreams will thank you. And if you don’t trust us, come down and try them out for yourself. After all, seeing is believing, and in this case, feeling is believing!

Now that you’re armed with your bed-buying knowledge, it’s time to get out there, try a few mattresses, and find your perfect fit!