The Benefits of Upgrading to a King Sized Bed
Ah, sleep - this is the one thing we can never seem to get enough of. We all know that getting a good night's sleep is crucial for our health and wellbeing, but did you know that the size of your bed can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep? That's right we said it, upgrading to a king sized bed can make a world of difference when it comes to catching those elusive Z's.
Not only does a larger bed provide more space to stretch out and get comfortable, but it can also help reduce any feelings of claustrophobia or restlessness that can often arise from sleeping in a smaller bed. In addition, with the added benefit of less disturbance from a partner's movements during the night, you'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. So why not sleep like royalty and upgrade to a king sized bed? Your body (and mind) will thank you for it.
What is a king sized bed?
Firstly, let's define what a king-sized bed actually is. In the UK, a standard king sized bed (mattress but we will come back to this) measures 5ft wide by 6ft 6 inches long. This extra space can make a huge difference, especially for couples who may find themselves feeling cramped in a smaller bed. King sized beds are also available in other sizes around the world, such as the European king size which measures 71 inches wide by 79 inches long. No matter where you are in the world, a king sized bed is the ultimate upgrade when it comes to getting a good night's sleep.
Benefits of a king sized bed for couples
For couples, a king sized bed can be a game-changer when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. No longer do you find yourself fighting for space or waking up with a sore back from sleeping in an awkward position. With a king sized bed, you'll have plenty of space to stretch out and get comfortable, which can lead to a deeper, more restful sleep. Additionally, a king sized bed can help reduce any disturbances from a partner's movements during the night, allowing both partners to sleep soundly without interruption. Plus, with the added benefit of separate feels for each side of the mattress, couples can customise their sleeping experience to their individual preferences.
However, it's important to note that not all couples may benefit from a king sized bed. If you and your partner prefer to sleep close together, then a smaller bed may be more appropriate. And, of course, a larger bed may not be feasible for those with smaller bedrooms or for those on a tight budget. If you have the room and want to go bigger then there is the less common super king size to consider.
Benefits of a king sized bed for individuals
While king sized beds are often associated with couples, they can also be beneficial for individuals. For starters, a larger bed can provide more space to move around and get comfortable, which can lead to a more restful sleep. Additionally, a king sized bed can be a great option for those who share their bed with pets or children, as there will be plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably. And, for those who may suffer from sleep disorders or chronic pain, a king sized bed can provide the necessary space to move around and adjust positions throughout the night.
Of course, it's important to consider the cost of upgrading to a king sized bed, as well as the space requirements. If you have a smaller bedroom, then a king sized bed may not be the best option. However, for those who have the space and budget, a king sized bed can be a worthwhile investment in your overall health and wellbeing.
How to choose the right king sized bed
Choosing the right king sized bed can be overwhelming, but there are a few key factors to consider. First and foremost, you'll want to make sure that the bed fits comfortably in your bedroom. Measure the space where the bed will go and make sure that there is enough room for the bed frame and any additional furniture, such as nightstands or dressers. As mentioned before the size of a king sized mattress in the UK is 5ft * 6ft6. However the bed dimensions vary significantly. For example a king size New York ottoman divan bed is the same width as the mattress, however it is 2 inches longer when you add the headboard on. Compared to the luxury sleigh bed king size, that's 3 inches wider and a whopping 1ft 4 inches longer due to the scrolled head and foot board. Additionally, consider the style of bed frame that you prefer, such as a ottoman bed or a upholstered frame bed.
Another important factor to consider is the type of mattress that you prefer. There are a variety of options available, ranging from traditional pocket sprung mattresses to memory foam and hybrid mattresses. Each type of mattress has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to do your research and choose a mattress that meets your specific needs and preferences.
Finally, don't forget about the bedding. A king sized bed requires larger sheets, comforters, and pillows, so make sure that you have the appropriate bedding options available. Look for high-quality materials that will provide the necessary comfort and support for a good night's sleep.
Best types of mattresses for a king sized bed
As previously mentioned, there are a variety of mattress options available for king-sized beds. Here are a few of the most popular types:
- Pocket sprung mattresses
- Memory foam mattresses
- Hybrid mattresses
This is where the magic happens. Hybrid mattresses combine the best of both worlds, with a combination of pocket springs and foam layers. These mattresses offer the support and durability of an pocket sprung mattress, with the comfort and personalised support of a foam mattress. Hybrid mattresses can be a great option for those who want the best of both worlds, but they may be more expensive than other options. At Direct Beds 2 U we offer a range of hybrid mattresses including cool gel, memory foam, sin latex or medifoam.
Bedding options for a king sized bed
A king-sized bed requires larger bedding options, but that doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style or comfort. Here are a few of the most popular bedding options for king-sized beds:
King sized pillows are larger than traditional pillows, check to see if your pillow will fill the bed correctly. Look for pillows made from high-quality materials that provide the necessary support for your head and neck.
Maintenance and care for a king sized bed
Like any investment, it's important to take care of your king-sized bed to ensure that it lasts for years to come. Here are a few tips for maintaining and caring for your bed:
- Rotate the mattress
- Clean the bedding regularly
- Invest in a good mattress protector
Accidents happen. A high-quality mattress protector can help prevent spills, stains, and other damage to your mattress. Also remember your body expels a lot of sweat and dead skin over the years, your protector will prevent this soaking in to your mattress. Look for a protector that is waterproof and breathable for the ultimate in protection and comfort.
Cost considerations for upgrading to a king sized bed
Of course, one of the biggest factors to consider when upgrading to a king-sized bed is the cost. King-sized beds can be more expensive than smaller options, and the cost can vary depending on the type of bed frame, mattress, and bedding that you choose. At Direct Beds 2 U we have priced all our beds and mattresses competitively so there is often not as big a difference in pricing as you would find at typical retail stores. However, it's important to remember that a good night's sleep is priceless. Investing in a king-sized bed can improve your overall health and wellbeing, leading to a happier, more productive life.
Conclusion: Invest in your sleep with a king sized bed.
In conclusion, upgrading to a king-sized bed can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. With more space to move around and get comfortable, less disturbance from a partner's movements, and a variety of bedding options available, a king-sized bed is the ultimate upgrade for anyone looking to improve their sleep. So why not sleep like royalty and invest in a king-sized bed today? Your body (and mind) will thank you for it.
Checkout our full range of luxury king sized beds