Choosing a bed

Meagan Kerr's room tour and bedroom makeover on a budget. Headboard from Elite Products, bed from Sleepyhead, bedding from The Warehouse and EziBuy, bedside tables, lamp and vase from The Warehouse, flowers from Flower Station, trinket dish from Makerie Ceramics, grey canister from Kmart, Sleepy body lotion from Lush, Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful print by Maiko Nagao

I’ve had quite a few people asking me about what kind of bed I’d recommend for plus size people lately, and as you will have seen in this video, Doug and I recently got a new bed so I thought I’d let you know what kind of bed we picked and why we thought it was the best one for us.

It’s kind of hard to make talking about choosing a bed super exciting, because let’s be honest, a lot of the process is me sitting at my computer looking at specs to make sure the bed will meet our needs, and the rest of it is me and Doug lying on a bunch of beds to see which one was the most comfy. I’m going to give it a go though, because there are a few things that I didn’t really know before that might be helpful to other people looking for a bed (the last bed we picked out we didn’t research beforehand and didn’t really test properly before we went in store and picked it out, so this process was really different for us!).

WHAT BED IS BEST?

The first thing I found out while I was looking for a new bed was that a lot of beds are only rated to 80-100kg per person. We both weigh more than that, so before making such a big decision about the bed that we have to sleep on every single night (no pressure, right?), I decided to do a bit of research. Firstly I asked lots of my fat friends about what beds they recommended (and didn’t recommend!), because I wanted to know what people’s actual experiences were with different brands and styles. The answers varied but Sleepyhead beds were the overwhelming winner with my friends of all sizes so I decided to check them out. I started out by visiting the Sleepyhead website and taking their Sleep Selector quiz to see which kind of bed they recommended. It asked questions like who will be using the bed, what position we sleep in, our budget and how heavy we are, then it creates a sleep profile based on your answers. I’ll pop mine below so you can get an idea of what our requirements are when we were looking for a bed. You should totally go check out the Sleep Selector by the way – I just went to grab the link for this post and saw that they’re giving away ten of their duvets, the same one I have, and all you need to do is fill in the questions, so basically you can find out what bed would be recommended for you and enter at the same time! Let me know what bed it recommends for you if you do it, okay?

Choosing a bed as a fat person - Sleepyhead Sleep Selector

Choosing a bed as a fat person - Sleepyhead Sleep Selector

The Sleep Selector recommended the Sleepyhead Chiropractic range – it’s hypo-allergenic, provides good support and is one of the beds suitable for heavier bodies, basically the key things I want from a bed. It’s actually a style that a couple of friends had recommended so we were off to a good start! Doug and I wanted to test drive a few of the beds in the range so we could pick the one we found most comfortable and make sure we got the right firmness, so we went into Farmers St Lukes (from previous visits I know they’ve got a really good selection of beds in store) ready to take a nap lay down on some beds. For research purposes, not naps, of course.

CHOOSING A BED

There’s three things I’d recommend if you’re testing out beds.

  1. Wear comfortable clothes. You’re going to be testing out beds, so my ideal wardrobe aesthetic (feels like I’m wearing pyjamas but actually I’m not) is perfect for this scenario. Also make sure that you wear shoes you can easily slip on and off if you want to, I find it easier to relax and be comfy without my shoes on.
  2. Make sure that if you share a bed with someone (in my case, Doug) that you test the bed together. That’s the best way to make sure you have enough room, that you can move around comfortably without disturbing them (and vice versa) and that the bed works well with two people in it. We’ve slept in a couple of beds before that are great if it’s just one person but as soon as you add a second the roll-together is so bad! Definitely not what we want with a bed that we’re going to be sleeping in for the next few years.
  3. You need to make sure you test out the bed for a decent amount of time. A minute isn’t long enough, I like lying there for about five minutes so that I can really relax and make sure the bed is comfortable. I’ve learned that one the hard way: when I was travelling with my family and would give the beds in our hotels a cursory two second test before claiming dibs on one. So often it turned out that the bed I’d picked was really uncomfortable! Luckily that was only for a couple of nights – you definitely don’t want to make the same mistake in a bed that you’re going to be sleeping on at home!

I got in touch with the Sleepyhead team to make sure that the bed would meet our needs (especially in regards to weight – because Doug and I are both heavy, we really wanted to be sure that the bed we chose would support our combined weight) and was stoked to hear that the bed they recommended was the same one that we had picked out when we were testing in store – the Sleepyhead Chiropractic HD Dominica. Full disclosure, after I mentioned that I was on the hunt for a new bed, Sleepyhead said they were keen to come on board and give us a bed and some of their bedding essentials in exchange for me talking about my bedroom makeover and choosing a bed, so here we are. I feel very fortunate that I have companies like Sleepyhead who work with me and allow me to talk about my experience with things as a plus size woman, and they’ve also been lovely enough to arrange for me to give away a couple of things from their Sleep Solutions range as well – you can read more about that in a moment.

Sleepyhead beds are made to order, so once you’ve done all your careful research and testing, you’ll need to wait patiently for your bed to arrive. This was probably the hardest part of the process for us because our old bed was beyond uncomfortable and to be honest I should have replaced it months ago but it was kind of in the too-hard basket while I was having my surgery and recovering from that. Anyway, we waited two weeks from the date we ordered it, and then our brand new bed was delivered. Cue a choir of angels singing.

Meagan Kerr's room tour and bedroom makeover on a budget

It’s been a month and a half since our bed was delivered, and I can’t even describe to you how much better it is than the bed we used to have. We chose to get a medium-firm mattress because that’s what we both find most comfortable, and it’s absolutely perfect. It’s firm enough that I feel really well supported whether I’m lying on my back or my side, and soft enough that I climb into bed and feel enveloped in snuggly comfort. I don’t spend hours every night shifting around to find a comfortable position to sleep in, instead I just climb in and feel like I’m enveloped by a warm cosy marshmallow. I’m definitely a Sleepyhead convert and when we do up our teenager’s room, I will be looking at a Sleepyhead bed for his room as well – they have some cool trundler beds that I think will be perfect for if friends and family are staying!

DUVETS, PROTECTORS AND PILLOWS, OH MY!

As I mentioned, the team at Sleepyhead very generously came on board with some of their Sleep Solution range to go with our new bed. The range includes pillows, duvets and waterproof mattress protectors, so as with the beds you can pick out what works best for you. They’ve got a promotion on at the moment for the Sleep Solution range, if you buy two of their bedding accessories you’ll go in the draw to win a winter escape to Fiji, which sounds bloody nice – especially when I’m writing this and it’s cold and pouring with rain!

Anyway, we’ve been using this mattress and pillow protector for about a year now, but have only had one set so we got a second set which makes it much less pressure on laundry day to get things dry!  We also got a new duvet, because our one was almost as old as our last bed and not keeping me warm enough over winter. Doug and I have very different temperature requirements when we sleep – he’s always warm and I’m forever cold – so making sure we have a duvet that works for us both is important. We’ve been using the winter weight duvet from Sleepyhead and it’s been perfect while the weather has been so chilly – I used to have to sleep with socks on and full length pyjamas (and even then I’d still get cold sometimes), but I’ve felt comfortable wearing pyjamas that I’d normally wear in summer.

Choosing a bed when you're plus size

It’s recommended that you get new pillows when you get a new bed because your needs might change depending on things like the firmness and support of your new bed. I’m a bit of a rebel though – my pillow (which is this one) was still in really good condition and I liked it so much, that I kept it and just got another one in the same style so now I have two. Doug got a new pillow though – Sleepyhead sent us this one, which he’s claimed, and I’m a little bit jealous because I was lying on it the other day and it’s so comfy! I’m secretly wondering if he’d notice if I swapped one of my pillows for his?

As always, I’d love to know if you found this post helpful, if you have any tips of your own to add, and if you have any questions that I haven’t already answered. Let me know in the comments below, and if you’d like to win some Sleepyhead pillows for your own bed, make sure you enter the giveaway!

WIN TWO SLEEPYHEAD MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS

One of the things a lot of you have mentioned to me is that you’d really like to get some new pillows for your own beds, so I’m really excited to team up with Sleepyhead to give away two of their Advanced Support Ventilated Classic Memory Foam Pillows. The memory foam contours to your head and neck for greater support, which is awesome because it’s like a custom fit for your body, and they’re great if you sleep on your back or your side (or both, like me). They retail at $179.90 each, so this prize pack is valued at over $350 – pretty epic!

To enter, let me know what position you sleep in (on your back, on your side, on your tummy, if you wriggle around and change position like I do…), then click here to subscribe to my free fortnightly updates. You can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win (plus it means that you get style, self love and other awesomeness directly to your inbox!). If you’re already a subscriber then great – all you need to do is comment below. The winner will be drawn on 18th September 2017.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER MELISSA CANN.

Please note that you must have a New Zealand postal address to enter this giveaway. If you’re not in New Zealand, never fear – good things will come your way soon enough.

Let me know if you found my tips for choosing a bed helpful (and if you have any to add)
What position do you like to sleep in?

Peter Alexander New Zealand

This post isn't sponsored but Sleepyhead did kindly supply our bed and some of their bedding essentials to help make our bedroom super cosy, as well as the pillows for the giveaway. As always all opinions are my own.

117 Comments

  1. Tina Lyford
    September 18, 2017 / 7:10 am

    I sleep on my side. I move around a lot as I suffer from insomnia. I need to get a new bed. Just gotta convince the hubby 😊

  2. September 17, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I upgraded to an amazing sleepyhead bed a few years ago and I Love it!! My pillows are a sad sack though 😂😂 i can only fall asleep in the foetal position on either side, but I shift to my back in the night. I have obstructive sleep apnea so I move around quite a bit when I have an episode (usually around 10-15 episodes per hour). Due to the spasms and jerking of the episodes and half consciously waking up, my neck suffers alot and is always very tight and sore so I think i would benefit alot from having a good supportive pillow. Awesome giveaway, sleepyhead for life!!

  3. Sandy Bakker
    September 17, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I sleep on my side and wiggle heaps. I spend a lot of time trying to get my pillow comfortable. The sleepyhead ones sound fabulous.

  4. lesley McIntosh
    September 17, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I sleep on my back as I have degeneration in my neck discs which causes pins and needles in my arms if I sleep on my side. These pillows sound as if they might be helpful. Thanks for your post it has good info .

  5. Jessica
    September 17, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I sleep on my back with my arms over my face. Its ao comfortable!! 😊 We will also be looking for a new bed soon as the one we have now is borrowed. The 5 minute advice is good stuff!

  6. Sharee
    September 17, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I sleep on my tummy/side and hug my pillows, I toss and turn a lot in my sleep.

  7. September 17, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I sleep on my left hand side and i wriggle shuffle all imaginable movements lol and dont even get me started on pillows ive spent hundreds on pillows only to still get a sore neck or nah chuck them on the floor give them away AHHHH and still no decent pillow help me Meagan lol

  8. Nancy
    September 17, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I would love new pillows and am so overdue for new ones, they’re on the bottom of my to do list…. I’m a stomach sleeper although I do wake up upside down on the odd occasion, go figure!

  9. September 17, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I’m a side and back sleeper who wriggles – especially when i’m cold or too hot! I would love a new pillow to help my neck which is often sore when I wake due to my pillow which is too low.

  10. Rebecca
    September 17, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I sleep on my Left side! But generally start on mytummy to get sleepy (years of being a tummy sleeper) and then roll onto my left side ans out cold. I struggle when it comes to pillows!! And definitely need some new ones

  11. Emma Burland
    September 17, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Im a wriggler who can never get comfortable. We just switched from a slat bed to a box base and oh my gosh!! Our mattress is pretty new but the box base makes a huge difference!! Would live new pillows though. The kids always pinch the goid ones and Im left with pillows that bunch or go flat.

  12. Sam
    September 17, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I primarily sleep on my back due to my CPAP machine. Thanks to bad hips I struggle to sleep on my sides, and tummy sleeping is impossible with a CPAP!!

  13. September 17, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I am a tummy sleeper! I try different positions, but they’re just not as comfy and relaxing!

  14. Sarah
    September 17, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Any position thats comfortable … recently on top of the husband (No, no naughty thoughts haha)

  15. September 17, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I’m most definitely a wriggler… I usually start off on my side, switch sides, on my back, in a weird twist. Some mornings I feel like I’ve not slept enough because I’ve been so restless :,(
    As I get older I’m actually sleeping a lot better so that’s good!!

  16. Rhian
    September 17, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I sleep sometimes on my back but prefer my side!

  17. Ilse veenis
    September 17, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I sleep on my side to fall asleep then I become a wiggle worm… spinning round and around..

  18. louise lambert
    September 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I sleep on my tummy and move around ALOT in my sleep, be nice to find the right pillow to stop me moving about, my bed looks like i had a party most mornings ha ha

  19. Angela Rouse
    September 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I start on my left side, then I go to my right, then onto my stomach and when I wake up I’m usually on my partners arm since it’s cuddly lol

  20. Michelle G
    September 17, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I’d love to win new pillows! I think I might be part cat actually! 😂 I tend to snuggle on my side and curl up! I suffer from a chronic illness called Fibromyalgia which I’ve had for over 12 years now so a comfortable sleep is rare but always try to ensure my bed is as comfortable as possible. I can’t afford expensive pillows as a solo mum doing full time study so to win these would be an absolute luxury and godsend! 💙

  21. Petrina
    September 17, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I mainly sleep on my back surrounded by my furbabies all snuggly warm.

  22. September 17, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I wriggle around heaps when I’m going to sleep or napping. But once I’m actually asleep it’s normally on my side but sometimes it’s my back too! 😂 I’ve had the same pillow for the last 10 years so it’s probably time for a new one!

  23. Kristen Dutton
    September 17, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I sleep on my stomach – with my arm under my pillow

  24. September 17, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I sleep in the foetal position! Left arm up against my face, right hand curled toward my chest, and of course, scooted up with my back flush against my beautiful boy, for warmth!

  25. Jane Armstrong
    September 17, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Would love a new pillow.I sleep on my side and don’t move much while asleep.

  26. Catherine
    September 17, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I’ve got baby in his basket on my side of the bed, so I usually fall asleep on my left side half propped up as I’ve fallen asleep watching him sleep.

  27. Lauren
    September 17, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I tend to sleep on my tummy but I wriggle a lot because I’m a restless sleeper

  28. Kate Swan
    September 17, 2017 / 10:07 am

    I always go to sleep on my tummy, but wake up on my back. I haven’t been able to find the right pillow yet, and hubby and I have very different requirements, so this would be an awesome prize to win!!!

  29. Carol Lashlie
    September 17, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Id LOVE to have a king size bed! I get very hot while sleeping so need my space. I start off on my back for meditation then roll on to my side but always wake up on my tummy. Im suffering so bad at the moment with hip pain and its always worse after sleeping. Im going to try the sleep selector to find our perfect bed. Sweet dreams xx

  30. Robyn Martinovich
    September 17, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I’ve worked shift work for over 7 years now so I use melatonin to sleep. I prefer to sleep on my side but my hips hurt after a while. We need a new bed but can’t afford it right now 🙁 . One day. But I have recently purchased one of those shakti mats and it seems to be helping a little.

  31. Sarah
    September 16, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    I sleep on my left and rarely move around, comes from co sleeping w my babies I think .

  32. joanne bryan
    September 16, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    im a bit of a wriggler and change positions a bit. i have a bad back so this dictates a bit of movement to find a comfortable position. on my back is best but i find it does take longer for me to fall asleep in this position.

  33. September 16, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I sleep on my side or tummy. Nice clean sheets and quiet music and I’m asleep in a few minutes.

  34. Theresa
    September 16, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I find clean sheets and fresh air helps me sleep I also have a shakiti mat which helps I sleep on my back

  35. Kate M
    September 16, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I am a side sleeper, facing the wall and for the most part I stay there all night. Your blog was great as we have just purchased a new bed and are waiting patiently for its arrival this week!

  36. September 16, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    I wriggle around…. I’m a light sleeper and Mr 7 often joins us during the night…. lucky he is super delicious but make for a less than ideal sleep lol ….

  37. September 16, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I’m another wriggler… I always start out on my side, but can be sure to move throughout the night.

  38. Lynne
    September 16, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Until earlier this week I have been a ‘sleep anyhow/anywhere/anytime’ person. However, a frozen neck muscle incurred during my sleep last Monday night means I am anything but this right at the moment. My preference is side-sleeping. It is probably best for my husband too as I have been known to snore when lying on my back. Those pillows sound very tempting <3

  39. Jade
    September 16, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Oooh I’d love to win this! I’m a side sleeper, and after two kids I can literally sleep sitting up on the sofa – but I’d love to win for my husband! He often wakes with a really sore back or shoulder from sleeping funny, so I’d love for him to be able to have a good quality pillow to help with that!

  40. Ange Dacombe
    September 16, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I think if sometimes it’s not discussed then we can all forget about replacing our beds and pillows. Hubby and I seem to struggle to find the right pillow. I feel you do need to pay a bit more to get a decent one. It’s worth it for a good night’s sleep. Our bed isn’t too old, it’s a sleepyhead, we paid quite a bit for it. My husband loves it but it’s too soft for me and so squeaky. We have teenagers so would’ve preferred a not so squeaky bed, if you know what I mean lol. I love to sleep on my side.

  41. Shelly de Groot
    September 16, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I bought a new mattress about a year ago and totally regret only lying on it for a couple of minutes! The memory foam stuff that most beds have these days takes a while to do the ‘memory foam’ thing and adjust to the warmth and weight of your body so you sink into it a bit. Turns out once that happens, my mattress is nothing like what I thought it was!

    My sleep tip is to get an clock with red lettering – green letters light up your whole room! And locating it somewhere across the room means that it’s not shining in your face, and if there’s two of you, nobody has to lean across the other to see the time in the middle of the night. It’s such a tiny thing but made a world of difference!

  42. Lisa
    September 16, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I was once told to sleep foetal position as it stretches out the spine and relaxes the muscles. Also no caffiene after 3pm. No electronic devices for an hour before sleep helps the brain destress. But a good supportive pillow would be great.

  43. Kellie whitmore
    September 16, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I’m a side sleeper was not always though

    • Cathy
      September 16, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Me too, usually my left side. I also hate having cold feet, so I have a half sized hottie.

  44. Wendy
    September 16, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I sleep on my tummy most of the night though I do wriggle and toss and turn until I’m in the perfect position. Thankfully our bed is super king and my partner isn’t too disturbed by me flipping around 😀

  45. September 16, 2017 / 10:59 am

    my back mainly but sometimes side for a little while.

  46. September 16, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I sleep in a foetal position, but I flail and wriggle throughout the night. 😂 My husband sleeps in a foetal position too and progressively gets smaller and smaller because our cat loves snuggling right up into the crook of his legs!

  47. September 16, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I’m sleeping on my back at the moment with a mountain of pillows to keep me propped up while I’m still recovering from the birth of my son. Dreaming of the day when I can sleep on my side again lol. My husband would be stoked with new pillows as I’ve stolen one of his to get my mountain just right.

  48. September 16, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I’m a side sleeper. Was a tummy sleeper till I got my pacemaker now I sleep on my side not sure why though. I would love this prize I toss and turn for about 2 hours every night most of this is pillow adjustment. Good luck everyone.

  49. Maree
    September 16, 2017 / 12:25 am

    I sleep on my side (:

  50. Cheryl
    September 15, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I always start on my side but end up on my tummy !! Thanks for an amazing giveaway . My sleep is terrible at the moment so I’m crossing my fingers ☺️

  51. September 15, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    I start on my belly but always move onto my back in the mornings to snooze my alarm. Very informative post. Thanks 🙂

  52. Eddy Gies
    September 15, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    Beds gosh hard work to find the right one however we have a sleepyhead now, it does pay to do if you are a couple test instore lying and turning/rolling over, always makes for a few good laughs to. Once we decided on ours we had the wait and like you say Meagan (should have replaced the old one sooner) because once you get your new Sleeyhead it’s like (where have you been all my life bed). It’s a big investment but worthy given how many hours we spend in them. Fo me i sleep generally on my left side don’t know why just feeld most comfortable, might start on the right but always rollover after a few minutes, might be the Kiss good night from my wife Debs. Hehe.

  53. Vicki
    September 15, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I’m a tummy sleeper and on a good night where insomnia does not rear its head, I am in the land of nod as soon as I lay down. Damn I love a good sleep. Lol.
    The only thing now that I need to make it perfect is those perfect pillows, after all I may as well be comfortable when that insufferable insomnia strikes. Just got to love the change of life. Lol.

  54. Bex
    September 15, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Sleep on my side usually but lately in whatever position my 14 month old will let me lie in!

  55. Kat kalepo
    September 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I fall asleep on my tummy but move to much in my sleep!

  56. Tracey Pinny
    September 15, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    For years I had to sleep on my side due to weight, the last two months though I have been able to sleep on my back, so now I have a mixture. Start on my side then end up on my back. New pillows would be perfect instead of the ones I have, might actually keep my neck and back straight.

  57. September 15, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Start on my back. Then left side. Then wriggle as I’ve had a fee spinal surgeries and waiting on another

  58. Kim Jellyman
    September 15, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Very interesting read thanks. I recently stayed in Auckland at a hotel that had the most blissful beds to sleep on. It was a Sleepyhead Elegance Commercial, I actually undid the bedding to check the brand out. I’d be rapt to win some new pillows as I struggle to find a decent pillow. I’m a side and back sleeper

  59. Deb
    September 15, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    When my stupid insomnia lets me sleep, I’m a side sleeper. Flash new pillows might help 😉

  60. Kerry McKenzie
    September 15, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I always start on my belly, then I roll onto my left side, in the recovery position. I change positions throughout the night but can only fall asleep on my belly.

  61. Dimmie
    September 15, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I sleep on my side but I wiggle back and forth between sides all night!

  62. Rochelle
    September 15, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I always go to sleep on my side but usually wake up on my back. I go through pillows like crazy as it find after a couple of months they lose shape and I end up with a constant sore neck until I get a new pillow again. So frustrating!

  63. September 15, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I’m a back sleeper though this is a new norm for me. I use to always sleep on my tummy and have one arm tucked up under my pillow.

    • September 15, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      I used to sleep like that too! My physio made me change though, because it was really bad for my neck/back/shoulders. Learning to sleep in a new position is HARD!

  64. Tammy
    September 15, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Since getting a new mattress I don’t move much during sleep. I always start on my side but always wake up on my back

    • September 15, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      I noticed that too Tammy, I move around far less now which is great!

  65. Nikki S
    September 15, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I start off lying on my right side like a normal person, kind of curled up, sometime in the night because I think I am an amateur wrestler in my sleep, I roll onto my left side and then my back. But eventually because I have two delinquent cats, that rule the queen size bed, I end up lying diagonally across the bed once again on my right side as they take up the rest of the bed and I just have to fit in whete I can, as they are the bosses

  66. Natalie Kerschner
    September 15, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I sleep on my side, hugging a pillow and generally with a cat or two snuggled around and a toddler regularly smacking or kicking me in the face!

  67. Rochelle S
    September 15, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Side mostly sometimes back.Not much of a wriggler!

  68. Tania Kokke
    September 15, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    I am a restless sleeper. My partner is quiet and does not move while I toss all night and wake with a sore neck many a morning. Sadly he is a light sleeper and I wake him up with my gymnastics😁 I am in desperate need of a comfy pillow to ease the neck issues. (Sadly a new bed is but just a dream at this stage) but one which my partner would welcome if it was one of those that stop you feeling the bed partner moves.

  69. Lara Sanderson
    September 15, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Best thing for a wonderful nights sleep is fresh clean sheets straight out of the dryer and a cold pillow case. I rotate which side i sleep on during each phase of sleep – phase one: my body telling me it wants to sleep – turn on to my right side. Phase two: wanting to get into a deeper sleep – turn on to my left side. Phase three: Sleep for the rest of the night – stomach.

  70. September 15, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I sleep on my tummy. But wake up with such a sore back. So try and sleep on my side.
    I have recently invested in sleepyhead wool duvets and wow what a difference. They are so breatheable but warm so no waking up all sweaty and yucky. My daughter has one too now.

  71. Stephanie Gardner
    September 15, 2017 / 8:03 am

    I’m a tummy sleeper! I also don’t move much in the night, sometimes I wake up in the exact same position as I went to sleep in haha!

  72. Kate
    September 14, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I sleep on my side and mostly stay that way all night. We just bought a bed too and are waiting for it to be delivered. Exciting!

    • September 15, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      How exciting Kate! I hope you have many nights of good sleep to come x

  73. Imogen
    September 13, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    I’m a wriggler! I go to sleep on my side or back but often move to my stomach during the night. I usually wake uo on my side though.

  74. Leslie Whitehead
    September 13, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I sleep on my side with one leg straight and the other curled up..

  75. September 12, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Thanks for this post! Looking for a new mattress at the moment as my side has pretty much completely collapsed 🙁. I’m a back and sides sleeper – my cpap mask wouldn’t cope with tummy!

    • September 12, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Glad you found it helpful! I quite like sleeping on my tummy but it’s so bad for my back so I had to train myself out of it

  76. Cc
    September 11, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I start off sleeping on my tummy, but often end up inside my duvet cover like it’s a sleeping bag!

  77. Sarah Blair
    September 11, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I found the tips very helpful! I usually sleep on my stomach!

  78. Jessielee
    September 11, 2017 / 8:53 am

    My sleeping style has been called the washing machine.
    Apparently I’m all over the place like an agitator then I stop dead like a soak.
    Constantly having to make the bed!
    Iv been thinking of buying a new bed recently & it all seems a bit over whelming hey.

    • September 11, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Oh my gosh that is the BEST description! I think I’m a bit of a washing machine too, although I don’t seem to move around as much in this bed so I wonder if I was doing it because I was uncomfortable before?

  79. September 11, 2017 / 8:47 am

    I sleep in the recovery position lol. Half on my side with one leg bent cuddling my pillow. My poor pillows get a hard time from being scruched up all the time.

  80. Carrie Taylor
    September 10, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    I’m quite a restless sleeper, we sooo need a new bed! I toss & turn between sleeping on my side & my back

  81. nadine
    September 10, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I’m a side sleeper. Would love new pillows 😊

  82. Michelle
    September 10, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I sleep on my side with my back to the middle. I don’t move a lot during the night. I usually end up with at least one cat on me and feel mean moving because of them haha!

  83. Tash
    September 10, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I tend to wriggle around a lot, changing from side to back to tummy in any order!

  84. September 10, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I sleep kinda half on my side, half on my tummy and flip over several times during the night. I really need a new pillow as I often wake with a stiff neck and a headache but I’m having trouble finding one that suits me so I’d be keen to try the sleepy head ones

  85. September 10, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Judging by how my bedding looks like when I wake up, I must do somersaults in my sleep!!! I do a lot of moving.

    • September 10, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      I don’t understand people whose beds still look perfectly made when they get up!

  86. September 10, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Great info! I’m a side sleeper and I do tend to roll over a lot in the night

  87. Jayne
    September 10, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Yay bed hunting at moment so good read , I always sleep on the right side of a bed go to sleep on my back – and then migrate to my right side and then when hubby gets up for work move to my left side –why I don’t know but it’s always the same 😀

  88. Megan
    September 10, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I always love down on a bed with my partner and do a bit of tossing and turning to see how well the bed can absorb the movement. I LOVE sleeping on my tummy on a diagonal… but don t get to very often… only when the other half is away.

    • Megan
      September 10, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Lie down…. not love down 😂

      • September 10, 2017 / 7:23 pm

        Hahaha Megan, that would make for an interesting bed test wouldn’t it! 😂

  89. Christine C
    September 10, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Such good info for future reference, I always find buying beds daunting because it is a fairly big expense but you feel like such a food lying on the beds instore.
    I usually sleep on my left side – I think that is because hubby snores and that is the furthest away I can get lol. But I toss and turn a lot during the night.

    • September 10, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      I always feel weird lying on the beds in store too, but I found it helpful to be there with Doug because it meant that we could just chat while we were lying there

  90. Trent F
    September 10, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I predominantly sleep on my back… always having to puff up the pillow though. Thanks for the tips 🙂

  91. Phil
    September 10, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I always sleep in the recovery position either left or right but I just find it so comfy!

  92. Kelly Roberts
    September 10, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    I always sleep on my side (right side to be exact!) And I pretty much stay that way all night! My bed hardly looks like it’s been slept in, makes it easy to make lol would love to try a new pillow though as I wake up with headaches with my head smashed into my current pillow, think it’s time for a new one 🙂

  93. K Nepia
    September 10, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I like to think that I mostly sleep on my tummy but my partner would probably say I’m a wriggler lol

  94. Kama Scarf
    September 10, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I am a wriggler side, back, front, starfish. Then there is the tent position when it’s so cold you put the blankets right over your head cause the tip of your nose is so cold 🤣🤣This is a great post as choosing a new bed is such a massive purchase. As for finding the right pillow it is so hard I have bought pillows and loved them and then retired them a week later because I can’t stand them anymore so hard to find the perfect one that is not too hard and not too soft

    • September 10, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thanks Kama! Totally hear you on finding the perfect pillow, our spare bed had about ten pillows at one point because I couldn’t decide on one I liked 😂 Now that I have my Sleepyhead one though, I’m sussed.

  95. Ange
    September 10, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I move around all night, I can never sleep in one position for long! I wriggle, wake my cat up, get glared at by him, lol! I wake up on my back sometimes, I wonder how I got there!

  96. Holly Wiseman
    September 10, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I’m totally a wriggler! I feel like I should have a tracker to see how many toss and turn during the night because I’m sure it’s a lot! Not to mention the pillow flip which happens multiple times to achieve ultimate coziness haha

    • September 10, 2017 / 7:46 am

      I never have to flip my pillow any more, because it’s perfectly moulded to my head! Such a dream, makes me wonder how I survived with my super flat pillows before this 😂

  97. Laura M
    September 10, 2017 / 7:05 am

    I sleep mostly on my side but I do wriggle around a lot which probably drives my husband crazy 🙂

  98. Melissa
    September 10, 2017 / 6:38 am

    I’m a hardcore, side , fetal position sleeper. I sleep on one side only, of both the bed and my body, my brain does NOT compute turning over, so I’m like a tubby little log in bed, in one position all night! This post has inspired me, I might need to go bed shopping as mine is about 13, and I’m pretty sure a bed of 13 years is just like a crabby teenager, not that amazing to deal with! But the TOTALLY luxe pillows would be an awesome win for a start!

    • September 18, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Congratulations Melissa, you’re the lucky winner of the Sleepyhead pillows! Keep an eye on your email for a message from me xo

      • Melissa
        September 18, 2017 / 9:24 am

        Omg THANK YOU! I am soooooo excited for this. I definitely didn’t know this was coming, but maybe my neck did as my current pillow has been giving me grief the last few days….Thank you sooo much to you and Sleepyhead, I feel like this is gonna change the game for my sleep day & night (shift worker so weird times are sleep times) 🙂 🙂 xx

        • September 19, 2017 / 5:04 pm

          I’m so stoked for you, hope you enjoy many many great sleeps!

  99. September 9, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I’m at a point right now where I’m sleeping in the comfiest bed ever. There’s a few factors involved because I am a wriggly sleeper like you – I change positions every 10 mins or so when falling asleep. One of them was stop using the bed as a couch. I used to sit on the bed all day with my laptop and it created a dent and because I had been sitting on it all day, it didn’t feel comfortable. Then we upgraded our pillows to super expensive ones – I think they might be sleepyhead too. We also have nice high thread count cotton sheets and I recently bought a fancy silk pillowcase (which has been so good for my hair and skin). I really look forward to getting into bed at the end of every day now because it’s just so amazingly comfortable 😀 So if I was lucky enough to win these pillows they’d be gifted to my mum and sister who would love them 😀

    • September 9, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      So glad to hear that you’re in a comfy bed too! We are SO guilty of using the bed as a couch, especially in winter when it’s cold, so I’m trying to make a concerted effort to stop that and use my computer at my desk instead. That way my bed can be somewhere that I actually relax!

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