Sleeping like a princess in my new Ikea bed
Once upon a time we were struggling to sleep well. We tried everything. Expensive new pillows. Herbal sleeping tablets (me) and prescription sleeping tablets (him). An alarm clock that mimicked the sunset and sunrise. We even tried sleeping in separate beds. But no matter what we did, every night we failed to sleep properly and woke up with aching necks and shoulders.
One day in early June, the pain in my neck and shoulders was so severe that I could barely get myself dressed or brush my hair. Pain killers helped a bit. But I decided we couldn’t go on like this any more.
So we went to Ikea and bought a new bed and a new mattress and slept happily ever after from that night to this.
It was only after we bought the new bed that I noticed that Ikea are currently advertising their beds with the slogan ‘everyone can sleep like a princess’. So now I can say that I am sleeping like a princess on my new Ikea bed.
It really has made a massive difference to the quality of our sleep. When my husband went away for a couple of days he phoned me and said, “I miss that bed so much!” He hastened to add that he missed me too, but the bed was the first thing he mentioned.
Our new bed is as comfortable as the most comfortable hotel room bed. We also treated ourselves to new bedlinen and a new duvet, and I have an Ikea pillow too.
Here are some photos:
Here are my tips for choosing and buying the perfect Ikea bed and mattress for you:
- do some research on the beds section of the Ikea website first
- go to Ikea on a weekday morning and allow plenty of time to test out the various mattresses in the shop
- find a helpful sales assistant to make sure that all the correct components have been ordered from the warehouse for you
- you can pay for the large and heavy components to be delivered to your house, but it is worth taking more portable items home in your car to keep the delivery costs down
We got the Duken bed frame with the Hjartdal mattress in king size (160 x 200cm). We managed to get the bed delivered to us the same day we bought it, but if we had shopped later in the day it would have been delivered the next day.
Finally, if the mattress you choose doesn’t suit you then you have the option of exchanging it so long as you do this within 90 days – the Love it or exchange it page on the Ikea website has the details about this. But we love our mattress so much that we are not planning to exchange it.
This bed, mattress and bedlinen was bought and paid for by us, but I decided to write a blogpost to record just how impressed we are with it all.
Update 9th July 2014 – I still think this is the best bed ever, so I’m linking this post up with The Good Things at Margot and Barbara.