Bed Myths: One-Size-Fits-All Bed
April 16, 2011
There are a lot of products today with the tag-line, “one size fits all”. They range from caps, clothes, sporting equipments, and even home furniture. When it comes to beds, however, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all bed. Even if you intend to use it just for yourself, size does matter. As you would know, there are three dimensions to consider: the height, the length, and the width. Let me discuss the importance of the three dimensions.
- Height — The thickness of the mattress becomes all the more important if you’re the person who sleeps on the floor with the mattress. I recently moved to a condo and I currently sleep on the floor with my Uratex mattress while I look for a good bed frame. I bought a mattress that’s six-inch thick because I don’t want the coolness of the floor to affect my body temperature especially during dawn. I had a choice between a four-inch thickness and a six-inch thickness when I was buying my mattress and I decided to go for the thicker one because of the support. The price difference isn’t that big between the two. When you already have a bed frame, a four-inch mattress would already suffice. It’s thick enough to provide excellent support and it’s lighter than the six-inch mattress.
- Length — Obviously, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all when there are people growing only up to 5 feet and some people growing up to 7 feet. What’s important with length is not to have a length that’s only exactly as long as your height. Always have some extra length even if you’re not the person who keeps on moving around. For a good estimate, your bed length should be a few inches longer than your height with your hands stretched up in the sky while you’re in tip-toe position.
- Width — The width would really matter if you’re the type of person who tosses and turns a lot while sleeping. I’m a person who moves a lot that’s why the bed I bought has a length that’s about longer than my arm’s reach in a horizontal position. Uratex has a lot of options when it comes to bed sizes.
Remember, you’re going to spend about 8 hours a day on that bed – that’s roughly the same number of hours that you spend working, so make sure to invest in a bed that not only fits your lifestyle by being hypoallergenic or therapeutic, but also literally fits you.