Why are you waiting to king-size your bed?
Posted on February 03 2021
Too often we underestimate the impact our sleep has on our lives. In a scholarly article about the connection between our sleep and the strength of our relationships, researchers wrote:impaired sleep adversely affects the ability to regulate emotions and behavioural responses to interpersonal situations suggesting a bi-directional association between sleep and the social environment.
In layman’s terms: bad sleep means bad decisions. The worse your sleep is the less you are able to control your emotions and responses, especially involving other people.
This is probably not a huge surprise to anyone who has experienced prolonged sleep deprivation or worked in a job that requires you to do overnight shifts. Our sanity, the quality of our relationships, and our happiness depend on getting good sleep. So is well worth the time and effort investing in the most crucial area of our homes - the bedroom.
How did you get where you are?
Many young couples when they move in together will upgrade to a queen-size bed. They might go out and acquire a lovely on-trend bedroom suite with the frame, side tables, even a tall-boy or dresser if their bedroom has space for it. They make the very clever move of using a king-size doona so there’s no problem with one person stealing all the covers. And they stick with this set up for years and years because it cost them so dang much to buy in the first place and why change, right?
Then one day they save up and go away for a few nights, staying at a place with a king-size bed, and suddenly they see a new possibility. They talk about it, but ultimately they can’t justify the cost of upgrading. After all, they need to buy a cot, and a pram, and a car seat, and a million nappies.
Time goes by and after another short trip away they talk about the possibility of upgrading to a king-size bed, but buying new sheets is a much cheaper way of feeling like you’ve made a change. Besides, there are bunk beds to buy, and a double pram, and another car seat, and still more nappies.
It's time to king-size your bed.
Finally, their growing family has outgrown the house and they move to a new place and talk of upgrading to a king-size bed pops again. After much discussion and research and reviewing the budget, they decide they can do it. After all, they might be able to sell their queen-size bedroom suite to recoup some of the money, right?
On their first night in their new bed, they turn to each other (much more easily because of the extra space in the bed) and say, why didn’t we do this years ago?
So what is really holding people back from upgrading to king-size bed?
Some couples may not think they need the extra 30cm of space in the bed and worry that the bed will actually be too big for their room. Perhaps they think they will have to forgo a set of drawers they think have always needed.
Many bedmakers these days recognise the importance of functionality by providing built-in storage space under the bed. A great example of this is the Sheridan Bed which can come with a gas-lift option, giving you a huge mattress-sized space to store off-season clothes, spare bedding, and other seldom used, but essential items.
For other couples, it may be the cost that is holding them back after all a new bed frame means a new mattress. For as little at $1600, you could upgrade to the Royal Bed in king-size with a New Comfort Zone Mattress in either firm, medium or plush.
When it comes down to it though, what price can you put on years and years of quality sleep?