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    Hi everyone - my first post so please be gentle.

    Looking for advice.... need to purchase a new bed. Is a divan bed or a separate bedstead and mattress better? Need quite a firm matress as I have a sore back, maybe even an orthopedic matress. Maybe my back is sore because the old bed is past it's best! Can anybody advise me?

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    Best place for expert opinion is [url]www.moneysavingexpert.com[/url]. Search for Tim Deegan - he gives a lot of good advice.

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    A sprung divan is better than a bedstead but nor sure what is best for your back.

    We have a tempur mattress,,,We cant praise it enough,,,Can also get the VAT back too with a recognised illness,,,Free 60 day trial to ensure its for you,,,

    tempur.co.uk/tem…uk/

    A beadstead in normally better if you prefer a firm matress for your back.

    A divan is nomally for a softer feel, so depends what you need.

    I have a spinal injury and my husband suffers from a sore back (wear and tear)
    we have gone through a bedstead with a mid range mattress and then an expensive mattress.

    We then swapped to a divan bed and found that this provided alot more support. We first got a divan with a tempur topper and my hubby was fine with this ... unfortunatly my injury got worse and i now sleep on an electric frame with a tempur mattress.

    The best sleep that we have both had is on a tempur mattress on top of an electric motor divan base - like on the television (what they normally sell to old people) but mine was made and supplied for a spinal injury purpose.

    I also think that it depends on your body weight. If you are on the heavier side both myself and hubby are no lightweights and therefore would automatically never go back to bedstead and mattress even though they look more stylish
    unfortunatly quality of sleep overtakes looks in our house therefor the divan wins every time. If you can afford to go motorised then it does take you into a different level of sleep quality altogether but then i suppose that depends on what is wrong with your back!

    hope this helps

    wifeyt

    kjbenja;5275340

    A beadstead in normally better if you prefer a firm matress for your … A beadstead in normally better if you prefer a firm matress for your back.A divan is nomally for a softer feel, so depends what you need.



    This isn't actually the case. You can get bedsteads with either rigid slats or sprung slats. And you can get divan bases that are either platform top (hard top), or sprung bases.

    wifeyt;5275602

    I have a spinal injury and my husband suffers from a sore back (wear and … I have a spinal injury and my husband suffers from a sore back (wear and tear)we have gone through a bedstead with a mid range mattress and then an expensive mattress. We then swapped to a divan bed and found that this provided alot more support. We first got a divan with a tempur topper and my hubby was fine with this ... unfortunatly my injury got worse and i now sleep on an electric frame with a tempur mattress. The best sleep that we have both had is on a tempur mattress on top of an electric motor divan base - like on the television (what they normally sell to old people) but mine was made and supplied for a spinal injury purpose.I also think that it depends on your body weight. If you are on the heavier side both myself and hubby are no lightweights and therefore would automatically never go back to bedstead and mattress even though they look more stylishunfortunatly quality of sleep overtakes looks in our house therefor the divan wins every time. If you can afford to go motorised then it does take you into a different level of sleep quality altogether but then i suppose that depends on what is wrong with your back!hope this helpswifeyt



    Next time you replace your bed, there is no need to pay Tempur's massively inflated prices. You can actually get better for less than half the price.

    Hi SassyB

    What type of mattress are you looking for?

    If you are going for pocket sprung then beware if buying a bedstead. Pocket springs don't really like gaps between slats of more than 1". However there is an easy way to modify them to accept pocket sprung mattresses.

    Tim Deegan;6329177

    Hi SassyBWhat type of mattress are you looking for?If you are going for … Hi SassyBWhat type of mattress are you looking for?If you are going for pocket sprung then beware if buying a bedstead. Pocket springs don't really like gaps between slats of more than 1". However there is an easy way to modify them to accept pocket sprung mattresses.



    im pretty sure she will have sorted it by now :whistling:

    micoo;6329230

    im pretty sure she will have sorted it by now :whistling:



    Oops, I didn't see the date. I just googled my name and it came up with this forum because of the first reply. So I was trying to be helpful. :oops:

    Tim Deegan;6329289

    Oops, I didn't see the date. I just googled my name and it came up with … Oops, I didn't see the date. I just googled my name and it came up with this forum because of the first reply. So I was trying to be helpful. :oops:



    isn't there a word for googling your own name? lol

    I was bored :oops::oops::oops:

    Tim Deegan;6329365

    I was bored :oops::oops::oops:



    welcome to HUKD xx

    ClarityofMind;6329402

    welcome to HUKD xx



    Thankyou :friends:
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