The Beat Down – Are Bigger Beds Better?

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Bigger Beds Help You Sleep Better

No one is saying that standard beds aren’t comfortable ― they are ― but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider buying a bigger bed, especially if you’re a couple.

Large beds are comfortable and spacious and could be the solution if you’re having trouble sleeping at night. 

‘Are bigger beds better?’ you ask. Here are a few reasons they are:

They’re not that much more expensive

Look at the price of a bed, and you might think to yourself, ‘That’s a bit steep,’ but, in reality, large beds are cheaper than you think. After around seven years, every £100 you spend upgrading to a larger bed works out at just under 4 pence per night! Spend £500 on a larger bed, and you’d be paying no more than 20p per night across seven years, which isn’t a bad deal! 

If you think you’ll struggle with buying a larger bed, there’s no need to. Many furniture stores offer finance so you can start enjoying your new bed before you’ve even paid for it. 

Couples sleep better in larger beds.

Ergonomic studies by the National Bed Federation once demonstrated that couples sleep better in bigger beds. Before taking part in the trials, only 15% of the couples said they’d buy a larger than standard bed. That figure shot up to 50% after the trials!

With a bigger bed, you both have enough room to move and stretch out your limbs, whereas, in a standard bed, you’ll be battling for space, especially if one of you likes to sleep crossways. A night-time wrestle for bed space isn’t exactly the formula for a satisfying night’s sleep!

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Pictured: Young beautiful interracial couple in a king-size bed giving a surprise rose.

We spend a third of our lives in bed.

Did you know that by age 50, we’ll all have spent approximately 16 years in bed? It’s a crazy statistic, but if we spend that much time there, we may as well be as comfortable as possible.

This seems to be the perspective Brits have adopted. Although many Brits have double beds, of the people who took part in research by the Sleep Council, 34% stated they had a king-size bed, and 8% said they had a super king-size bed. We might have small homes, but that doesn’t mean our beds must be small, too!

Sleeping positions. Deep Sleep.

We wriggle

Despite how we see ourselves, it turns out that none of us are exceptionally peaceful sleepers. Did you know that, on average, we turn in our sleep between 60 and 70 times per day? We’re wrigglers by nature, so you’ll want to keep as much distance as possible between you and your partner to stop them waking you up during the night ― and they’ll want the same thing.

We’re getting larger.

According to a global study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the world’s population is getting bigger than previous generations. The study found that almost a third of the global population is overweight or obese.

Obesity costs the NHS around £6.5 billion a year and is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer.

Over one in four (26%) adults and 23.4% of children aged 10-11 years in England are living with obesity. In a nutshell, we’re getting too big for standard beds and need a bigger bed. Frightening but true.

Obesity statistics in the UK.

We enjoy a sense of luxury.

When you stay at a hotel, you sleep in a nice big bed and pamper. Admit it: you do, and you enjoy it. Then, when you come home, you start to miss your hotel bed slightly (hotel beds have a habit of being incredibly comfortable!). A bigger bed allows you to enjoy that sense of luxury. Imagine sinking into a king-size bed with crisp white sheets and many pillows. Why not make it happen and feel like royalty?

The kids will sneak into your bed.

Snuggle with your child until they drift off.

Any parents who think they’ll have the bed all to themselves are in for a surprise. At some point, the kids will wake up early, climb into your bed, and take up any extra space you have in the bed. It’s not a question of ‘Will it happen?’ but of ‘When?’ and when that day comes, a standard bed just isn’t doing the job. It’s one of the many joys of parenthood, so you’ll need a bigger bed!

Bigger beds are especially better when you have to share the bed. They’re not as expensive as you think, and you’ll sleep well, and your partner will sleep well, too. Since you’ll spend a long time in bed, you might as well be comfortable instead of battling it out for space on a standard bed with your partner and your kids.

If you think a bigger bed is the way for you, browse our selection of beds and place an order. We can deliver your new bed quickly, so you can waste no time getting a good night’s sleep!

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