Bed Buying Tips from the Team

Shopping for a bed is an important process that should be enjoyed. In order to get the most out of the experience we’ve put together some tips and advice to help you make the decision. We’ve also got some good advice on looking after your investment, choosing the right pillows and why ‘firm’ isn’t always the best choice.

Get Comfortable

It's not every day you need to shop for a bed, so make sure you dress for the occasion. You want to wear light-weight, comfortable clothes that put as little as possible between you and the bed of your dreams. That way, when testing out a mattress you'll feel even more comfortable. Consider wearing easily removable footwear for added convenience.

Go Armed

We're not here to sell you a bed, we're here to help you buy one. Go armed with knowledge of your sleeping habits, health issues and lifestyle so that you can get the right advice about the best bed for you.

Take The Test

We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it only makes sense to take some time to choose the right mattress suited to your needs. When considering a bed, we recommend giving it a ten minute 'test rest' to get a sense of whether it's right for you. Make sure you switch up your position to get to know the bed through and through.

Don't Be Fooled By Firm

In the land of bedding, there is a distinct difference between firm support and firm feel. You need adequate support for your body with a comfortable feel - this is where beds differ from person to person. Waitemata Backcare Beds have several ranges of beds where the question of compromise between soft and firm is taken out of the equation. Don't be afraid to ask a member of our team to point you in the right direction, it's what we do best!

Don't Forget The Right Pillow

When changing to a new mattress, it's worth while considering replacing your pillows. Pillows contribute significantly to your overall sleeping comfort, so make sure you choose the right one. Your pillow should suit your natural sleeping position and maintain the natural curve of your neck and spine. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, hypoallergenic pillows are the way to go.