How to Choose Your Bed

Always test a bed by laying on it before you make your purchase. Perception of comfort varies from individual to individual, we are all different. If you share your bed with a partner, try the bed together to make sure you each have enough room to sleep comfortably and the level of support is right for both of you.

Laying on your back, push your hand between the small of your back and the mattress, if it slides in too easily, then the bed is probably too firm for you, if it is difficult to push your hand between your back and the mattress, then it is probably too soft.

Generally, the more springs in the mattress, the more support the bed will give you, or if a mattress is placed on a nonsprung divan or slatted bedstead, it will feel firmer than on a sprung edge divan. All the advice these days points to choosing a bed with the correct levels of support and comfort for you rather than a firm bed, and to replace your bed every 10 years.

No turn sprung mattresses have been available through the years and are ideal for today’s hectic lifestyles or if you are unable to turn a mattress. The patented, heat treated pocket springs and combinations of resilient upholstery ensure these models stand the test of time.

The Old English Bed Company pocket sprung mattresses are designed to provide high levels of comfort through the deep layers of upholstery so do choose a bed that feels comfortable to you, secure in the knowledge that the springs will be quietly working night after night to support you.

No turn visco-elastic foam mattresses offer a different “feel” to pocket sprung mattresses. The Old English Bed Company’s range quickly mould to your form and, unlike some others, quickly recover and adjust to your new position when you move.

Adjustable, electric beds with a choice of pocket sprung or no turn visco-elastic mattresses are perfect for today’s lifestyles.

With more time now being spent in bedrooms, whether reading, watching television or just relaxing, these models quietly adjust to suit your position at the touch of a button. For the ultimate luxury, choose a model with the massage facility to gently relax you into sleep.