Beds & Mattresses
Love’s a little easier in a comfortable bed.
Few things are more essential to our overall health and well-being than proper sleep. If one or both of you is having trouble sleeping, it can even put a strain on your relationship. After all, it’s harder to be patient, kind and courteous when you’re always tired or living with back or neck pain caused by a worn-out bed. Given the importance of sleep, a comfortable and supportive new mattress can change life for the better. We hope this little guide will give you the advice you need to find that perfect bed and get back to being a well-rested and happy couple.
Things to consider before you buy:
Put some space in the relationship.
This may be obvious to some of you, but couples should sleep on at least a queen-sized bed. It doesn’t matter how in love you are, a full-sized mattress is just too cramped for two people and all the involuntary movement that happens in the wee hours. The only exception to this queen-sized rule: Hong Kong apartment dwellers.
Have a good, long mattress talk.
In terms of daily impact on your life, this is the most important piece of furniture you’ll buy. So be sure to talk about what you want in terms of comfort. Firm? Plush? Pillow Top? If it’s not what you want, don’t agree just to get it over with. Mutual happiness should be your goal.
Can’t agree? Then compromise.
If you’re at a stalemate, where one of you wants a firm bed and the other needs something softer, you do have options. There are models that allow each side to be adjusted for softness. Or, for a more economical solution, a thick mattress pad on one side of the bed could help.
Talk about price before you shop.
If money is an object, then determine your price range and stick to it. If you can’t find what you want with the money you have, don’t buy an uncomfortable mattress to save a few bucks. Take a few months and save up more. Short-term discomfort always beats long-term misery.
Research can pay off.
If you’re not in a hurry to buy, there are ways to try out different mattresses. For a true test of comfort, and a romantic getaway, you can always book a night at a hotel that uses a brand of mattress you’re interested in. To help you, some chains advertise which bed they feature. If you travel, peel off the sheets and take note of beds that you like or dislike.
Here’s what’s new.
There have been a lot of innovations since you last shopped for a mattress. Here are a few you should know about.
The pampered sleeper.
Beds these days are more indulgent than ever, thanks to the incorporation of cushy pillow tops and breathable natural fibers like cotton and wool. Taking luxury to another level, the Beautyrest Black® mattress from Simmons is created with high-end materials.
These mattresses are perfect for couples with different needs. Some models allow you to adjust either side, while others come with comfort layers for both sides of the bed.
Thick is in.
When you shop, you’ll notice that beds are getting taller. This is because of all the added comfort layers. Beds even 35 cm thick are commonplace, so you’ll have no trouble finding sheets that fit.
Hold the flip.
First created by Simmons, the No-Flip mattress has eliminated one of life’s sillier chores. And for those who want a king-sized mattress, this should be especially happy news.
The wide world of mattresses.
There are many types out there, so here’s a little primer to help you know what to look for in the store.
Innerspring mattresses, the most traditional type of mattress set, typically use systems of open coils or metal springs layered between padding. When shopping, you’ll hear the term “coil count.” Typically, the higher the count, the more support you’ll get.
Encased coil spring mattresses, such as the original Pocketed Coil ® spring mattress created by Simmons, feature an advanced innerspring system. The coils are individually wrapped in soft fabric. This allows each coil to adjust independently to your body. Because these springs move individually, if your bedmate rolls over, the motion won’t disturb you. This feature alone has been known to save relationships.
Memory foam mattresses are constructed of high-density polyurethane and conform to the body to reduce pressure points and provide natural body alignment. While memory foam is temperature-sensitive and conforms as your body warms it, latex foam is not sensitive to temperature and is available in many different densities. When you research, keep an eye out for Advanced NxG®. Memory Foam found in the ComforPedic® mattress by Simmons.
Many prefer its advanced qualities including heat dissipation, quicker recovery and consistent comfort. Latex foam is hypoallergenic and derived from natural rubber tree sap. The Simmons® Natural Care® latex mattress includes soy-based foams and a cover made from natural fibers.
Hybrid mattresses combine layers of foam and coils. This gives you the comfort and support you’re looking for from each type of bed, and if you’re undecided about foam vs. coil, it allows you to choose both.
Air mattresses use air chambers as their primary support. A quality air mattress will mold to body contours. Some models come with adjustable air chambers, which allow you to change your bed’s firmness whenever you like.
Water mattresses come in several varieties but are all designed to conform to the body and reduce pressure points.
Built for stability, today’s waterbeds have done away with the wavy feeling you might remember.
Patience pays. Take the time to comparison shop. Start looking at the mattress ads in your newspaper. If you know the bed you want, chances are, it’ll go on sale before too long.
Never settle. Yes, we’ve said this a lot. But you’ll spend more hours in bed than on your couch. Hard to believe, but true. So keep searching until you find a bed you both feel good about.
In the store, test for real. However you normally sleep, lie that way for a few minutes and be sure to try out every bed together. This way, you can feel for motion in the bed when one of you moves around.
Bad back? There are mattresses out there that are specially designed to relieve back pain, but the truth is, any good mattress should give your back the support it needs. So if you’re miserable at night, spend a little extra and get some restful, pain-free sleep. It’s worth it.
Know the policies. When it comes to returns, testing period, delivery charge and hauling away your old bed, every store is different. Be sure to ask about all these details. It may affect where you buy.
Yes, buy the box spring. Like any good couple, a mattress and foundation complement each other. Buying just the mattress may reduce its comfort and support. Plus, it might shorten the bed’s lifespan and possibly void the warranty.
A message to men: Assert yourself. If you’re shopping with a partner, be sure to get a mattress that you are comfortable with. According to research, 38 percent of men say they are unhappy with the mattress chosen by their significant other.
Tips for better sleep.
Set the mood. Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool and uncluttered.
Sleep takes preparation. Don’t pay bills or work late at night. Instead, start slowing down and relaxing well before bedtime. Spend some quiet time together listening to music, reading or just talking.
No late night sit-ups. Daily exercise can help you sleep better, but if you work out too late in the evening, it can keep you keyed up and make it harder to fall asleep.
The 11 o’clock news is not relaxing. Don’t watch TV in your bedroom late at night. It goes back to sleep preparation.
The menacing clock. If you can’t sleep, knowing what time it is only makes it worse. So turn those red lights away from you to help you relax.
Make it a habit. Establish a regular sleep schedule and don’t sleep in. Instead, take power naps on weekends.
Bring in the white noise. If you live in an apartment or on a busy street, use a fan or one of those rainforest sound machines to drown out the neighbors and the traffic.
Try not to drink caffeinated beverages after 2 p.m. If you crave coffee late in the day, try decaf. On a related note, don’t eat anything heavy before bed. If you’re hungry, try fruit or cereal.
The night is the most important resting part of your life. With a good night's rest you can recharge yourself to start a new day with a needed fresh start. You are happier, you are more active, you feel happier and we can continue be active for a long period of time.
The basis of a good night's sleep is a comfortable bed and a good mattresses. But especially buying good mattresses is sometimes a difficult task in Hong Kong. There is so much choice and sometimes there are big price differences. That's why we're happy to help you. In this blog we will compare some mattresses.
How to choose the right mattress:
Our spine is one of the most important components of the human body. As we spend a significant amount of time asleep, a good mattress with the proper support to the spine is essential for the restorative cycle of a healthy spine during your sleep. Furthermore, a good nigh of sleep can help alleviate all the mental and physical stress you have accumulated during the day.
Some people have a false belief that the firmer the mattress, the better the protection it provides for the spine. However, the latest medical research shows that only the mattresses with the appropriate firmness can provide the proper support to our bodies.
A good mattress should accommodate that different sleep habits of its users. It should help maintain the proper alignment of the spine for those who sleep on their sides, while ensuring the natural curvature of the spine is preserved for those who sleep on the back.
The right mattress for you should fill up the space between your waist and the bed, and minimize spaces between the back of your knees and the bed.
Sleep Cycles and Brain Activities
Stage 1: (4-5%)
Light sleep - Muscle activity slows down - Occasional muscle twitching.
Stage 2: (45-55%)
Breathing pattern and heart rate slows - Slight decrease in body temperature.
Stage 3: (4-6%)
Deep sleep begins - Brain begins to generate slow delta waves.
Stage 4: (12-15%)
Very deep sleep - Rhythmic breathing - Limited muscle activity - Brain produces delta waves.
Stage 5: (20-25%)
Rapid eye movement - Brainwaves speed up and dreaming occurs - Muscles relax and heart rate increases - Breathing is rapid and shallow.
To avoid any misunderstanding, we want to reiterate;. there are no good or bad mattresses. Due to the fact that every person has it unique body structure, sleep rhythm and personal preferences. So you have to search for a mattress that fits you well as a person.
When you begin to compare mattresses, you have to consider a number of things:
Slatted bottom Not all mattresses are suitable for adjustable slatted bedframes, so be careful. For example, pocket lining mattresses can not be used with adjustable slatted bedbases but polyether foam mattresses do fit.
Sleeping and body weight You have those abdominal sleepers, back sleepers and silk sleepers. This is also important when comparing mattresses. Belly sleepers can best choose a sturdy mattress to support the spine. Side lighters can best choose mattresses with more comfort zones like the Matras Adaptive Bonnel Spring.
Heat regulation Do you get it hot or cold, and you're very busy? These are also important aspects. Would you like to sleep well? Then a cold foam mattress like the mattress comfort is suitable for you. For people who are very outspoken, a pocketspring mattress like the Matras Outlast LV is actually the best choice. A matt foam mattress is the best for the true cold color.
Allergies When you are quickly allergic, it is important to choose an antiallergic mattress. It's also good to watch a printable jacket (the cover) so you can wash it. Wash it at least 60 degrees, because then the dust dust mite will be killed.
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We buy that you continue with these tips with your search for the best mattress. If you do not mind, just call our customer service. We can always help you with bed bases , mattresses and beds.
One is better than the other: sleep! But in general, we can say that everyone deserves and good night of sleep. It is always nice to be able to crawl inside your bed after a long day (or night).
However where some people can easily sleep in, in just 10 minutes others are struggling to catch the sleep and may fight to get their well deserved night rest.
In this article you will find some simple tips to sleep well!
It sounds logical, but inner peace is very important. Once you are in bed, you often you mind is spinning and goes through all kinds of thoughts. A shopping list, an important event, a birthday you should not forget ... To get some rest and peace of mind, you can try some bed yoga exercises. For those of you who do not like yoga, meditation may work better for you, or alternatively read a few easy going pages and listen to some calm down music.
Leave your mobile
In order to keep your inner peace, you will not be able to look on your mobile once you are in bed. It's even better to leave this friend away for a while before going to bed. We have previously written a blog post about taking your mobile. The bright light of your monitor wakes you up and all reports of your apps do not bring down your mind to a sleeping mode.
Once you are calm and ready to go to sleep, it can help to get some lavender into your bedroom. The smell of lavender has a calming effect on your senses. For example, you can apply some lavender body lotion on your upper body or put lavender under your pillow. If you like it, you can even drink a cup of lavender tea before bedtime. Do remember, what goes in, must come out. Don’t drink too much, you may have the chance that you have to go out and visit the restroom during the night.
A good quality mattress
At SofaSale we tell our customer, do invest in a good night sleep, do find yourself a good quality bed. It is wise to adjust your bed to your wishes and your way of sleeping. Everyone has a unique sleep character and once you know, you can choose a suitable mattress,which will fit you. We are ready to advise you.
Hopefully, from now on, you'll sleep with these sleeping suggestions. Sleep well. Goodnight!
This Milton Bed is part of the "Build your own Bed" Series. We offer a wide range of selection for you to build your own bed according your own personal requirements.
Standard this bed comes with fixed bed base, no storage and matching headboard. However you easily upgrade to storage bed with hydraulic gaslift. To complete your bed set. The Milton Bed comes with high quality fabric in many different fabric colours. Start designing your bedroom now!This Milton "Build your own" Bed is unique in Hong Kong. We offer different styles which can be combined into a final upholstered bed frame. With this Milton Bed our customers can re-decorate their own bedroom , without breaking the bank, since this Milton Bed is on special Sale. Build on solid wooden legs, the inner wooden frame gives this Militon bed ia strong and robust structure, clearly designed to last and give your body and soul the rest it deserves, night after night. Can be upholstered in many different fabrics. Milton Bed是“Build your own Bed”系列的一部分。 我們提供各種選擇，您可以根據自己的個人要求建造自己的床。 你可以在選擇許多不同的布料。 Want to learn more about the Milton Bed, please find it here: Milton bed
In a metropole city like Hong Kong, with its regional hub function, there are yearly many travellers passing through our beautifully city. Being a long term resident in Hong Kong myself, me too have international friends visiting me, on average I am hosting once or twice a month. Most of them are keen to stay 1 or 2 nights with me and the family. Given the apartment sizes in Hong Kong, we do not always have room for 2nd or 3rd spare bedrooms with spare double beds for our guests. For those who recognise this situation it is good to know that SofaSale has developed stylish comfortable and affordable SofaBeds. Most of the SofaBeds are in stock and can be delivered fast and easy to your home. So even when your guests turn up unexpected, do note SofaSale is there to offer a comfortable (Sofa) bed for your guests, so they can enjoy the city by day and enjoy and solid rest during the night.
Want to see more SofaBeds, please do visit SofaSale.
Where to buy designer bed frames in Hong Kong, this is a question we quite often received from many of our customers. For us a reason to start developing high quality, good looking designers bed frames. Investing is a good night sleep will not enrich your wallet with extra dollars, however it will enrich your life in terms of health and well being. More and more people investing in decorating their bedroom with quality bedroom furniture. Our well being is extend to quality time in our bedroom.
At SofaSale we are happy to support our customers with customised bed frames. These beds suit most 2 person mattress sizes and can be upholstered in many fabric and leather finishes. In this way you have full flexibility and ensure you full decor fits well together and your bedroom will be in harmony with the rest of your interior.
We look forward to meet you soon.
The SofaSale team
Hong Kong has become one of the most expensive cities in the world. The property prices has been rising in the years to levels that most of the average Hong Kong people can no longer afford large living spaces in the urban areas. Luckily enough the young Hong Kong urban people are known for the innovative spirit to find for space saving furniture. We found a perfect solution, both elegant and unique. This double bed frame is connected to the roof of your living room, where is create a nice ambiance for your living, in fact it is a false ceiling with spotlights. Once you feel it is bed-time, you lower down your double bed in less than a minute converting your living-room into a spacious bed-room. Looking for a stylish sofabed? You may find them here. 貴氣又實用的梳化床 香港已成為世界上生活成本最昂貴的城市之一。樓價一直上升，生活空間非常有限。幸運的是年輕的都市人都敢於創新，找到節省空間的家俱。現在為你帶來一個完美的解決方案，既優雅又獨特。 要自己設計獨特的梳化床？在這裡就找得到！
There is nothing better than a good night sleep. We all know sleeping is important, on average we spend around 30% of our total life-time in bed.. During this bed rest, you recharge your most valuable asset; your body. Given the importance of a good night sleep to the contribution of your overall health, it is hard to believe that over 50% of the world population is sleeping in a bed which is not passing the general quality standards, or you could say that those people do put their own health at risk. There are (too) many bedding systems available in the market, with all specific features for a better sleep. Most basic point to consider: resting your spine. Your spine is the centre of your nerve system and needs to be rested in a neutral aligned, fully relaxed position. Below drawing shows this in more detail:What is good spinal alignment and posture? A healthy spine with proper alignment curves inward at the neck, slightly outward in the upper back, and then inward at the lower back. The curves in the spine act like a spring to absorb shock. These natural curves of the spine can be called it’s ‘neutral alignment’. Proper posture while lying down- Proper spinal alignment and support is important so that your back muscles can fully relax and rest. A supportive and comfortable mattress is important for achieving this. A good mattress will conform to the spines natural curves and keep your spine in proper alignment. A mattress that is too soft allows the lower back to sink too far into the mattress, irritating spinal joints and causing lower back pain. A mattress that is too firm leads to unsupported gaps between your bodies curves and the mattress. Pressure points develop on those parts of your body in contact with the mattress- leading to poor sleep. At SofaSale we have a large number of mattresses and bed frames to ensure you will find the best alternative for a good night sleep, night after night. 睡眠健康－床和床褥的微妙關係 沒甚麼比睡得好更重要，我們每天大約有3份1時間在床上休息，好的睡眠對整天工作起了非常重要位置。你想像到嗎？原來全球有一半人以上，每晚睡在標準不合格的床上，不難想像他們的健康正面臨考驗。 坊間有太多的床和床褥標準，最基本的條件應該怎樣作出選擇呢？簡單看看上圖便清楚。 太軟太硬的床褥都影響脊骨健康，SofaSale 備有大量床褥供客戶選購，專人解答你的睡眠問題，令你每晚也能睡得香甜。
Waking up to a new era Beautiful mornings are born out of wonderful sleep. And wonderful sleep – well, it comes from carefully selected natural materials, genuine craftsmanship and years of bedmaking experience. The Amstel Bed is all of that, and more. It’s a work of art. And the art? It’s called sleeping. Inspired by people, built from the heart. We’re proud to present the Amstel Bed. Hand-made out of high quality, carefully selected and durable materials. You will have an incredible night’s sleep. And what’s more, the Amstel Bed is beautiful to look at.. A magnificent feeling The Amstel bed is finished with an Oeko-Tex® certified fabric ticking. Inside our Amstel bed we use our patent pending Dutch designed pockets spring system. This bed technology, combined with Oeko-Tex® materials, gives you a truly flexible, pressure relieving bed. Night, after night, after night. The Amstel Bed is so much more than just a bed. It is versatile, like nothing else in your home, with its range of features for sleeping comfort, rest, and relaxation. Now on Sale, more info here
Ready Sofa BedNo room for a full sized sofa bed? No problem, we understand this problem in Hong Kong. We came up with this innovative design, to maximize the floor efficiency in your apartment. Now you can create a stylish living room environment and in a blink transform this sofa into a comfy double bed. Your guest will be more than happy to sleep over. More info here. The Ready to Sleep Sofabed measures 135 cm – ideal for smaller rooms. With its modern clean design, it’s perfect for integrating into any interior. Product Details:
- Sofa bed
- Materials: Easy clean polyester cover, metal legs
- Dimensions: Height 80 cm, width 135 cm, depth 86 cm, seat height 39 cm
- Bed Size: 195 x 121 cm