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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.  If you can't find what you're looking for please visit ask us to submit a question to one of our bed experts.

Q: We have had a Rest Assured double bed called Royal Empress, (firmness grade 8) for many years. It has been very comfortable. What would be the equivalent model to buy now? Question from S Wilson

A:

We thank you for your recent email in which you ask about the Royal Empress bed. This model is discontinued and unfortunately does not have an equivalent in today’s range. We have changed many aspects of bed manufacture in this time and no longer produce this specification.
 
Our best suggestion to you would be to approach your local bed retailer and ask them to talk you through the current features and benefits of our brand new range and the variety of Rest Assured Beds now in store.

Key things to think about when you are buying are support, comfort and size.  Most beds are available in firm, medium and soft ratings but these labels can vary from brand to brand.  Comfort is very subjective.  There are no universal standards of firmness in common usage in the UK.    Because of this we don't give our beds a firmness rating like some manufacturers. Your main aim is to achieve good "posture" in bed.  Too soft and your body will slouch - often leading to back pain - and too firm and you will cause discomfort at pressure points such as your hips and shoulder.  Ideally the mattress should mould to the shape of your body while remaining supportive.  When you lie on your side your spine should be horizontal and you should be able to turn easily.