The Sleep Council jan-sales-215x300 Bag A Bargain Bed  Is your New Year’s resolution to sleep better?

If so, then top of your list to achieve this is to invest in a new bed. And what better time to buy than in the January sales when bed mania hits Britain and bed retailers are offering their biggest bargains of the year!

A good night’s sleep makes us all feel so much better and a comfortable, supportive bed is essential for getting it – research has proved it too! However the most basic rule to remember that a bed is only worth what you pay for it. A £1,000 bed on sale for £500 is not a bargain if it’s not the right bed for you.

Before you step into store have a look at our top bed buying tips below:

– Spend as much as you can afford. Instead of buying the bed you might have chosen during a non-sale period more cheaply, take the opportunity to trade up to a more luxurious model.

– Buy as big a bed as you can: a roomy king-sized bed will ensure less partner disturbance during the night than a standard double (at just 4’6” wide it only offers each adult the same space as a child’s cot!). So take advantage of the low prices to trade up a size.

– Avoid the ‘Seven Year Hitch’ – the point at which existing beds may still look good but are beginning to offer less support than a new one. Seize the sales opportunity to invest in a better night’s sleep if your bed is seven years old or more.

– Only buy a drawer divan if you really need extra storage space: four drawers can account for well over £100 of the purchase price – money better invested in a good quality mattress. The same applies to other features – only go for them if they offer real benefits.

– Make shopping for a new bed a special trip – you’ll choose more wisely if you are not in a rush, tired or harassed.

– Dress sensibly and comfortably so you can lie down properly on a selection of beds in your normal sleeping position without feeling embarrassed.

– Once you’ve narrowed your choice down to between one and three beds, spend a good five to 10 minutes or more lying down on each one.

– If the bed is for two, you should try it out together.

– Remember that every £100 invested in a new bed costs less than four pence a night over seven years – now that’s a real bargain!

Are you looking to buy a bed in the sales? How much would you spend on a new bed?

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