Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ins And Outs: Bed Picking, Positions And More

Choosing A Bed (Frame)
Beds are some of the most important pieces of furniture in a house, because people spend a damn good percentage of their life sleeping, so you should pay close attention to all the factors when shopping for a new bed such as the material of the frame, size, and appearance. Learning about these things early on will make life a lot easier for you.

Type of Bed Frame
The main function of a bed frame is to provide support for the mattress and box spring. Not only that, a bed frame has a wonderful impact on the design of the room. Choosing a bed frame with an elaborate design or canopy is a good way to infuse life in a bedroom. Since bed frames vary significantly in style and design, it is essential to decide on the type of frame you are interested in before considering other aspects.

Four-Poster Bed Frame
This classic type of bed frame comes in a huge range of versions, in materials such as metal or wood. The frame has a post on each corner and is suitable for box springs. Four-poster bed frames come in all sizes, being suitable for almost any kind of bedroom.

Platform Bed Frame
A platform bed frame works well without a box spring because it sits low to the ground. Platform bed frames are ideal for bedrooms with contemporary looks and can be chosen them in wood or metal.

Sleigh Bed Frame
As the name states, a sleigh bed frame features outward curls at the footboard and headboard, resembling an old-fashioned sleigh. Mostly available in solid wood, these bed frames are elegant choices for traditional bedrooms.

Canopy Bed Frame
This bed frame type features tall bedposts with a top frame that allows users to attach drapes or curtains. Canopy bed frames are very decorative and work well in traditional bedrooms. This style will have you feeling regal in no time!

Correct Size
When choosing the size of your bed frame, buyers should take into account both the space they have available in their bedroom, as well as the size of the mattress. People who have a spacious bedroom may decide on a king-size bed, whereas those with a smaller bedroom would do better with a double bed instead.

Material Of The Bed Frame
Bed frames are available in a wide range of materials, with the most popular being wood, metal, and leather.

Wooden bed frames are very versatile, as they tend to work well in both traditional and contemporary environments. Some of the different types of wood used for bed frames include oak, mahogany, pine, walnut, maple, and more. Each of these types of wood comes with different textures and have multiple shades.

Metal bed frames add a touch of sophistication to bedrooms. These frames are solid and sturdy, and buyers often choose them when they want bed frames that last for the years to come. Metal bed frames are also available in a wide selection of finishes.

Leather bed frames are available in both genuine and faux leather. They are a good option for contemporary bedrooms and come in an extensive range of colors, with popular options including brown, beige, and black. But this all depends on your personal style.

Choosing A Mattress
A great sleep starts with the best mattress out there! You cannot have an amazing sleep if you have a bad mattress. There are so many different styles out there, suited for all different people. Whether you suffer from back problems, or you just want something super comfortable, you have your choice of everything.

If the mattress is too firm, it will push on those main pressure points and take you out of alignment. If it's too soft, those pressure points won't be properly supported, so your whole body flops back. Both of these scenarios can lead to an achy body in the morning. So when choosing the right mattress - don't just look at it! Lie down, stretch out, roll around if you have to! Don't be scared to see how it feels underneath you. (And bring your own pillow!) You have to try and replicate exactly how you would sleep in it if it were in your bedroom.


Now after you have decided on a bed, you get to sleep and have many lovely dreams. But how do you sleep? People sleep in all sorts of different ways, which can say a lot about what kind of person they are when they are awake. Studies show us that specific personality traits have been linked up to certain to sleep patterns. Which narrowed down means that the way you sleep is down to how you act. Pretty cool huh? If you would like to find out more, here are a few to get you started.

The fetal position is probably one of the most popular among sleepers. This position is where someone sleeps on their side with their legs curled up. When said, it does seem like an uncomfortable position for people to do, but it happens to be a comfortable sleep style for the majority of people. You may not even know that you are sleeping like that, but our bodies seem to pull us back to this position, just like when we were tiny, little babies. Those who sleep this way are described as having a fairly tough exterior, but on the inside, they are very shy and sensitive.

This is a pretty funny sounding position, (and looks funny too,) this sleeping style has people lying on their side, but they have their legs extended straight down and their arms by their sides. Log sleepers are apparently very sociable people who love to engage with all different kinds of individuals. They are said to be very trusting, which can sometimes leave them very gullible.

This sleeping position is when a person is sleeping on their side with their arms stretched out in front of them. This is also a very common sleeping style for many. Studies reveal that people who choose this position are usually very open and inviting with people. Although, they can be a little suspicious of people sometimes and are may be very cynical at times. Yearners tend to be very slow at making a decision, but having said that once their mind it made up about something, they stick to it.

The starfish isn't a very common sleep style, but it does exist. Sleepers in this style lie on their backs with their legs stretched out, and their arms stretch up by their head. People who prefer this position usually have an unconventional style are very loyal friends, and make their friends a huge priority in their lives. They love hearing the problems of others and go out their way to help then any way then can.

This is a kind of military stance sleep style, which is characterized by a person who sleeps on their back with their arms straight down at their side. While this may not be the most popular of the sleeping styles, quite a few sleep patrons have said that this is a position they get the most sleep in. Soldier sleepers live up to their name; they are mostly people who tend to take themselves very seriously and are very structured. They most likely have high expectations for themselves and others around them.

Some sleepers resemble the Soldier or Starfish sleepers, since they sleep on their backs, but don't keep the rigidity of the Soldier or the sprawling of the Starfish. These hybrid sleepers are characterized by an attitude of flexibility and an easy go-with-the-flow nature. They tend to be easily persuaded by others.

Freefall sleepers spend most of their time resting on their stomach, usually with their head turned to either side and hands near their pillow, as if the were freefalling from an aeroplane. As the name says, freefall sleepers have very free personality types. They can be very sociable people and can also be brash at times. Although they show such a free spirit, freefall sleepers are secretly nervous on the inside and maybe a little too over sensitive towards criticism.

Pillow Hugger
While not really a sleep position in itself, the sleeper can be in any sort of position, but hugging their pillow, this action does reveal the nature of the person. As you might expect, Pillow Huggers place high importance on the bonds in their lives, regarding family, friendships, and relationships. They can be real people-pleasers and may attempt to help others instead of themselves first.


Again, this is not a sleep position, but whether you actually snore or not can reveal something about you. Researchers have found that people who snore are more likely to have extreme emotions, which manifest into hyperactivity, aggression, or depression. Snorers are known for their passion and their ability to live each moment to its fullest.