CHOOSING A BED
We all need our beauty sleep, and the quality of our sleep is greatly influenced by the quality of our bed and mattress.
Whether you like a firm or soft mattress, memory foam or a pocket sprung mattress, an Ottoman or divan bed frame, our buying guide is on hand to give you the information you need to make a good choice for your body shape and sleeping style.
Most people spend one-third of their lives in bed. Some sleep eight hours a day and some also exceed that and you know that’s undeniable, especially on weekends when you don’t have to get up so early. We consume most of our time in bed and we also do a lot of things in it such as sleeping and playing with our kids or just watching TV. We should also care about our beds because a good night’s sleep ensures a good day ahead.
Generally speaking, buying a new bed or mattress is an investment. Why? Because the tendency is that you will use it for the next ten years of your life.
What type of bed should I choose?
Choose your size
Mattress sizes are fairly standardised in the UK. A larger bed will improve your quality of sleep and reduce partner disturbance, when you consider a double bed provides each sleeper with less space than a cot bed mattress, it is clear to see how a larger bed can enhance your sleep.
75 x 190 cm
90 x 190 cm
120 x 190 cm
135 x 190cm
150 x 200 cm
180 x 200cm
What type of Mattress should I choose?
BED BUYING TIPS
"Size really is important – go for the largest size you can fit in your room, Consider your new mattress as an investment in your health and wellbeing. Allow sufficient time to select the bed - you will be sleeping on it for years to come."
Shop Mattress by price
Mattresses have become so technological – some are even based on research from the US space agency NASA – that they now sometimes go by the name ‘sleep systems’.
The consensus is that a cheap mattress is indeed a false economy – spending, say, less than £200 is almost certainly not going to ensure a good night’s sleep unless you are very young, very light and frequently sleeping somewhere else.
Cheap mattresses also need replacing more often, perhaps as frequently as every two years. Spend a bit extra, say, more than £800, and you should not need to change the mattresses for 10 years, or, in the most luxurious pocket spring cases, spend over £1500 and the mattress could last up to 25 years.
Spend as much as you can afford. The minimum should be about £700 on the mattress and bed base combined. It seems absurd that people will spend £3,000 or £4,000 on a sofa which they sit on for an hour or two some evenings, and much less than £1,000 on a bed where they will spend a crucial eight hours every night. Prioritise your sleep as it is an essential part of living a wholesome life. Once you have fixed the budget, the next priority is looking for the right kind of support.
Even at the entry level Chelsea only offer good quality British made mattresses, Typically, open coil, or lower spring count.SHOP NOW
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If sleep is precious to you, and you notice the difference, consider investing a little extra. It can make a huge difference.SHOP NOW
Shop by comfort rating
Every mattress retailer and brand has slightly different firmness ratings, but at The Chelsea Bed Co., we simplify that into our 4 levels, which we can match to your needs. The right firmness rating depends on your weight, shape and personal preference. After all, some people like the cosy cushioning of a soft mattress while others prefer something firm. To help you make the right decision, all our mattresses are labelled with different firmness ratings.