Rest Assured: A Bed Buying Guide

A good night’s sleep is a cornerstone for overall health. Rest and restoration are often what the doctor orders when someone feels poorly. That’s why choosing your mattress is one of the most important decisions you can make. But where to begin? Between navigating the best materials to length and bed size, you may be left feeling overwhelmed. Hopefully, with our comprehensive bed buying guide, you’ll fall asleep quickly. Umm, but please stay awake until the end of the blog!  

The Importance of Choosing the Right Bed

We can’t extol the benefits of sleeping enough! A key part of good sleep hygiene is choosing the right bed. These are some non-negotiables in our bed buying guide:


A comfortable bed can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. It can also reduce the likelihood of waking up with a literal pain in the neck!


The right bed can provide the necessary support for your body. 


A bed that is too small can make it difficult to get comfortable. While a bed that is too large can make you feel lost in the space.

Mattress type

 A mattress to a bed is like the pillars holding a building up. Depending on your sleep preferences, you may enjoy the close body contour of memory foam. Or, you would prefer the gentle support of latex. Some even like the springy feel of a mattress with coils. 

If you invest in a good quality mattress, you can expect it to last up to 10 years or more. A comfortable and supportive bed helps you to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up feeling rested.

Are you ready to rest your weary head but your bank account says otherwise? With Payflex’s flexible payment solution, you are able to buy now and pay later. You pay 4 installments over 6 weeks, interest free! How’s that for a sweet dream?

The Ultimate Bed Buying Guide

Now that we’ve covered the basic requirements, we’re ready to delve a little deeper with our bed buying guide.

Determine the right bed size

Consider the size of your room and the number of people who will be sleeping in the bed. Common bed sizes include twin, full, queen, king, and double king.

Choose the right mattress type

Memory foam mattresses contour to your body and provide pressure relief. Latex mattresses are bouncy and provide good support. Innerspring mattresses are the most traditional and provide good support and bounce. Hybrid mattresses combine the benefits of memory foam and innerspring mattresses.

Bed buying guide tips to maintenance and longevity

Proper care and maintenance of your bed can help prolong its lifespan and ensure that you get the most out of your investment. Using a mattress protector, cleaning your bed regularly, rotating and flipping your mattress, and replacing your mattress and bed frame when necessary are all important steps in maintaining a healthy and comfortable sleep environment.

Where to Shop for Beds and Mattresses

With all the information at hand, you’re ready to hit the stores! With Payflex partner stores, you are spoilt for choice. Why not check out Bedworld’s bed set deals? At Comfy Beds, you have a variety of choice, including beds, mattresses and accessories. Did someone say Sweet Dreams?