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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 26th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
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    I need a comfortable bed! Where to start?!
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    • 26th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
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    I need a comfortable bed! Where to start?! 26th Jun 17 at 9:36 PM
    My bed must be 15 to 20 years old now, and I really need a new one. But I don't know where to start. I don't drive, so travelling to shops is difficult.

    I don't care about aesthetics. I just want a simple (but very comfortable) bed. Just a base (drawers would be useful) and mattress. No fancy wooden panels, or bed-knobs or broomsticks.

    I don't mind spending the money on something that's good quality, super-comfortable and/or will last a long time. But I don't want to spend crazy money.

    Would heading for the nearest DFS and lying on some brand-name beds be a bad place to start?
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    • Chickabiddybex
    • By Chickabiddybex 30th Jun 17, 3:56 PM
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    Thanks. Are "comfort ratings" standardised in any way across brands? Is there a reason not to go for a "high" comfort rating? Do they offer little extra comfort for a lot more money?
    Comfort ratings are basically how soft or firm it is. They will either be numbered or on a scale of soft to very firm. They're not rated on how comfortable it is.

    And unfortunately they're not standardised, kind of like with clothes where a 12 in one shop is a 10 in another.
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 2nd Jul 17, 12:47 AM
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    Thanks again, everyone -- I don't feel so clueless now!

    Last question (I promise!)... is it better (cheaper) to buy the bed and mattress separately?

    I could get a fairly cheap but functional base, and spend extra on a really good mattress.

    Is that a good idea? Or is it going to be the same price if I buy both together?
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 15th Jul 17, 6:30 PM
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    I've always thought my bed was comfy, and couldn't understand why I've been sleeping so poorly lately.

    I have just spent one night in hospital and was fortunate enough to have an electric, adjustable bed. Oh, my goodness. The best night's sleep I've had in years! Everything was adjustable - fantastic. I slept soundly - unbelievably comfortable. I am now on the hunt for a really good one that I can afford, and I can recommend you try one if you haven't considered it.

    They do come in a variety of sizes: single, double, split double, king.
    Originally posted by LadyDee
    I can vouch for these. I found the hospital adjustable beds incredibly comfortable when I had my knee done. I bought one similar 5 years ago. It's brilliant if you back ache, swollen ankles or all sorts of problems.
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