A bed can be referred as a piece of furniture which is used as a place to fall asleep and relax. In this modern age beds consist of a soft cushioned mattress and a bed frame, the mattress is usually resting on a sprung base, solid base, or a wood slats. Beds come in different sizes ranging from infant-sized cribs to small beds that can just accommodate one person, to large king and queen sized beds designed for two or more people. Most bed are usually a single mattress and a fixed frame, however there are other varieties such as a sofa bed, which folds out of a sofa or a murphy bed that folds in to a wall. Other beds can be referred as temporary beds as they contain neither a bedframe nor a mattress, a good example is the inflatable air mattress or the folding camp cot.
Bed frames also known as bed steads are terms used to describe the support your mattress rests upon. It’s that part of your bed that holds up your mattress from the floor. A bed frame is one of the most overlooked part of a bed when making a bed purchase as most people tend to focus on the mattress alone, however, it’s good to note that bedframes play a crucial role when it comes to the comfort of your bed. The right bed frame provides you with enough comfort and support despite the type of mattress you are sleeping on, so if you have a bed that’s squeaking, sagging, or unstable the problem is usually your bed frame. As we all know a good night sleep starts with a solid foundation, a bedframe will impact the quality of sleep you get, a bed frame will even cause back pains and aches.
A water bed is a bed or mattress filed with water, most of which are usually designed with either a hard side waterbed frame or a soft side waterbed frame. A waterbed is known to be beneficial especially to anyone who might be having a spine or back pain as it drastically reduces the strain on your back or spine providing you with the much needed relief. They are also known to distribute your weight evenly leading to a comfortable night’s sleep. Waterbeds are highly recommended for anyone who is paralyzed or bed-ridden since they do not create bed sores. The waterbed history can be first traced back in 1968 when a student in at the San Francisco State University devised the concept of a water filled mattress on his master’s thesis. Water bed mattresses are said to have a life span of about 10 to 15 years.
A footboard-only bed is a type of bed that is constructed with a footboard, some people tend to see it as a mandatory requirement for their bed while others see it as a decorative element to their bed. Footboard are pretty annoying especially if you’re a tall individual whose feet tend to always stick out from the end of your bed. Since instead of having your feet hanging at the end of the bed you will have feet scrunched up against the footboard and as a result you will have to bed your legs so as to fit comfortably. However, in small bedrooms a footboard-only bed makes the room feel smaller as there is less free space available for your feet. Some people prefer a footboard-only bed as it provides a sense of completion to the bedframe, unlike one where the footboard is missing.