As you know, a person spends one third of the daily time in a dream, and at the same time the body not only rests and gains strength, but also cleanses and heals. This process should take place in comfortable conditions. It is believed that for an adult for a good sleep, a single bed is sufficient. As a rule, the width of such a bed is not more than 1 m. However, if there is enough space in the bedroom, you can not embarrass yourself and purchase a more comfortable option - one-and-a-half beds. The sizes of such boxes will suit the most demanding buyers.
A bit of history
The bed is believed to have originated in ancient Greece, evidence of this can be found in Homer's Odysseus, which mentions a similar modern bed made of twigs.
Interestingly, in Persia, more than 3 millennia ago, watermattresses made from goatskin. Also in Scottish villages around the 3rd century BC, stone beds with filling were used, which rose slightly above floor level.
High couches were popular with pharaohs and queens, and the Persians and Greeks adopted the rule of decorating a place to sleep with various decorations. Already in the days of Ancient Rome, wooden beds were made (half-sleeping and other sizes). They were covered with high mattresses stuffed with hay, reeds, down and other materials.
In a later century, beds made of iron and its alloys appeared. They were valuable because they had a long service life and were not infested with woodworms.
Single Bed Sizes
Today, the choice of furniture is so diverse that it is sometimes difficult to find the right option.
Therefore, it is worth clarifying what dimensions the desired object should have. It should also be taken into account that stocks are usually made according to standard sizes and according to individual orders.
One-and-a-half beds (dimensions are indicated only taking into account the sleeping place, the design itself takes up more space) are mainly produced in widths from 120 to 140 cm. Height - from 60 cm to 85 cm, length (or depth), as a rule, sometimes about 2, 2 m.
How to choose?
To find the right bed option for you, you can be guided by the following points:
- The design and materials from which the sleeping structure is made should be combined with the interior of the room. So, bamboo and other wickerwork will not look good with other details made in the Renaissance style. And platform beds will “fit” better into the interior of Japanese-style bedrooms, where minimalism is accepted in things.
- It is better to choose a bed for sleeping in large dimensions, provided that the area of \u200b\u200bthe bedroom allows. So, for overweight people, the best option would be single beds. Their dimensions will quite allow to accommodate two small Homo sapiens.
- There are special beds with a lifting base, under which there are niches for bedding and other things. If there is not enough space in the house, such an acquisition will be very useful.
- As mentioned above, the width of a one and a half bed is 1.2–1.4 m, and the length is within 2.2 m. The latter value is taken from the calculation: a person’s height + 15–20 cm. And the width of the bed should accommodate the body with arms bent at the elbows. In this case, the distance from the hand to the edge of the bed should be at least 10 cm on each side. Subject to these conditions, the bed will be comfortable and meet all the requirements of ergonomics.
The choice of bed is an individual matter and should be approached with responsibility. As you know, the right design can provide a comfortable and he althy sleep.