Nothing can replace the experience of testing the bed before you buy so we recommend visiting one of our stockists who can help you choose. Enter your postcode on the right to locate your nearest Staples stockist
People often keep their beds well beyond ten years and then have to replace them for all the wrong reasons such as back pain, worn cover, tired fillings, exposed springs and lack of support. A bed is rarely changed because it has reached the end of its ten year life span.
Finding the right combination of both the bed and mattress will give the ultimate degree of support to suit your needs. Many people think that buying a new mattress will give them a brand new bed. However, it's very important to establish the condition and type of the customer's existing base. If it is old - the new mattress will follow its worn contours thus bringing no improvement. Similarly - different types of bases may make the mattress feel different from the shop floor model.
Prodding with your hand is no use, especially pocketed sprung mattresses that are designed to depress with your full body weight. Sitting on the edge of the bed will also give a false impression, particularly if the divan has a sprung edge. The only proper way to test a bed is to lie on it - preferably both on your back and side for an extended period of time.
THE CORRECT WAY TO CHOOSE YOUR BED
Test how well the bed supports your spine lie on your back and try to slide your hand into the small of your back: