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Did you know that the average person spends one third of their lives sleeping? So assuming that the average lifespan is 80 years of age, this is equivalent to some 26.4 years of sleep. Incredible huh? So, investing in a decent bed is very important, starting with the bed frame, it helps you to sleep more comfortably therefore helping you to have more energy and get the most from your day.
There are many different types of beds on the market, all designed to meet specific requirements or appeal to a certain age group. The most popular types of beds are divan beds, bedsteads and storage beds.
Divan beds are very popular in the UK being one of the most widely available types of bed; they tend to be cheaper, having different options in terms of size, shape and storage options. Divan beds tend to be less stylish than other varieties of beds. It consists of an upholstered box, most of the time fitted with castors to help with mobility or legs to create a space beneath. There are two types of divan beds available, pocket sprung divans and solid top divans.
Pocket sprung divans have springs in the base providing even support across the whole mattress acting like a giant shock absorber also increasing mattress durability. Solid or platform top divans have a solid top panel usually made of hardboard, they are normally firmer and also cheaper than the beds with sprung bases.
As modern living spaces become more limited storage beds can be quite useful. Some storage beds have drawers located in one or both sides, or the food end. Ottoman style divans have a shallow platform top hinged to the rest of the base. When lifted it gives access to almost all the space under the mattress.. The storage space does not affect the comfort or quality of the bed; however it may cost a little more.
Bedsteads tend to be more expensive than divan beds; it usually includes base, legs and headboard. This type of bed tends to be more stylish with different colours and finishes; they are available in wood, metal, plastics, upholstered in fabrics or any combination of these. Wooden slats either rigid or flexible are normally used to support the mattress.
Flexible slatted models are usually more expensive, they use laminated soft woods mounted in a frame resulting in a modest level of springiness from their bowed shape. We have selected great divan and bedsteads to illustrate the points mentioned above and give you some more ideas on the different types of beds available.
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