Tips for buying a bed: The right way to rest

With the right bed, you’ll sleep better and start the day feeling more rested. That’s why deciding on the right bed is so important for your overall well-being. This decision-making process starts with the design, which should match your personal style and fit harmoniously into your home.

A guide to buying beds: What do you need to consider?

To ensure the long-lasting enjoyment of your new bed, there are a few things you should consider before making a purchase:

  • Find out which system suits you best – a bed with a slatted base or box-spring bed?
  • Choose the right lying height.
  • Consider your personal needs.

Bed with slatted base or box-spring bed: Two roads to restful sleep

As far as the choice between a slatted base or box spring goes, different people have different preferences – and both bed types have their advantages. Slatted bases typically consist of several slats made of laminated wood that are stretched across the frame. There are also slatted frames made of discs attached side-by-side instead of slats. Some models allow you to adjust the height of the headboard and footboard. What’s important is that the slatted base and mattress fit together well. Depending on your personal preferences, you can choose between different types of mattresses, such as spring core, cold foam or latex. We have a large selection of slatted bases and mattresses.

Box-spring beds from America are also very popular. This sleeping system consists of a sprung base, a mattress and an optional topper. A major advantage here is that the whole body is supported by the springs. It gives you the feeling of sleeping on the clouds. Spring mattresses also promote air circulation and are effective at wicking away moisture. This is great for anyone who sweats easily in bed.

The best way to find out whether a cosy box-spring bed or a bed with a slatted base is better for you is to consult an expert. ADA also offers a large selection of top-quality beds. Just try out a couple of mattresses and you’ll quickly find out what’s most comfortable for you.

The right lying height to make getting out of bed easier

When you buy a new mattress, you should not only consider the length and width but also the height of the bed. Your own height sets the tone here: if your legs are dangling in the air, the bed is too high. If your knees are higher than your hips, getting out of bed will be a strenuous task. Your hips and knees should be about the same height in a seated posture. Beds are usually between 40 and 50 cm high, but more and more people also go for heights of 50 to 60 cm.

Pay attention to individual details when buying a bed

How satisfied you are with your bed also depends on the little details. At ADA, for example, you can customise your bed entirely as you wish. Take the wood, for example: you can choose between Oak, Wild Core Beech, Swiss Pine or Walnut – whatever you like. You also have a choice of upholstery and cover – fabric, leather, colour, pattern, etc. This not only makes the bed look good, but also raises your own comfort level. For example, an upholstered headboard is great if you like to read or eat breakfast in bed.