It’s official! Double beds are the new ‘singles’ among Britain’s solo sleepers.
With the news that sales of single beds are down by nine per cent in the past four years* while those of doubles are up, The Sleep Council says the Race for Space in bigger beds can only be good news for the nation’s sleep.
Said Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council: “We’ve always known that people enjoy a better night’s sleep when they have plenty of space in their bed. The evidence now is that an increasing number of children and single adults are choosing to sleep on their own in a double rather than single bed and that’s a trend that can only be welcomed.”
Pointing to a changing bedroom landscape, the statistics reflect our evolving social habits: the growing number of single households and the increasingly ‘digitalised’ lifestyle of youngsters who spend large chunks of their lives interacting with others online from their bedrooms.
“The fact is that double beds are probably better suited to people sleeping alone than they are for couples,” said Jessica. “The average sized double bed is just 4ft 6” wide which gives each person just the same amount of room as a baby in a cot!
“The Sleep Council has always advocated sleeping in as big a bed as possible – and couples should certainly consider buying as big a bed as they have room for. Bigger beds mean less partner disturbance which means a better night’s sleep.”
Here are some other reasons why Bigger is Better:
Source Daily Mail & Sleep Council
We sell more and more singles as more of our customers go continental. It's common to have separate duvets if not separate beds pretty much anywhere except here but it's definitely catching on.
The question is 'do you sleep well' and if the answer is no - it's time to change!