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Sweet Dreams 悄進夢鄉 We all need a mattress and most of us have no idea how to buy one 優質睡眠 先由揀床褥開始 經過一天辛勞工作,有甚麼比躺在床上 呼呼大睡更令人神往?優質睡眠不 但讓人保持健康,還可令思維敏捷,難怪床 褥市場向來都有捧場客。香港工時長,生活 壓力大,有時就算身心疲累也會緊張得睡不 著,這一點說明了為甚麼一張優質的床褥如 此重要。 Kokoon的Moira Chan說:「床褥生產技術至 今已相當成熟,市場上亦有不少品牌可供選 擇。床褥始終是貼身用品,選購床褥已成為 一種個人品味。」Moira的顧客來自五湖四 海,他們都喜歡在店內試盡不同款式、不同 設計的床褥。她表示,有些顧客追求名牌, 願意大灑金錢來添置床褥,但最終仍發覺買 錯床褥,需要向我們求助,尋求專業意見。 在香港這個彈丸之地,床褥尺寸與歐洲或美國 的標準有差別,需要加倍留意。本港部分寢 室品牌,例如三大龍頭品牌-舒達(Serta)、 Sealy和蓆夢思(Simmons)-均設有度身訂 造床褥服務。因此,若然你已買了IKEA床 架,甚至想要一張「香港尺寸」的雙人床, 也不愁沒有選擇。買床褥的時候,首先要預 算資金,還要留心價格會否因為附送的贈品 | Text : Elizabeth Kerr | Photo : www.depositphotos.com | We’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it again. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep for maintaining good health, mental acuity and, if it’s important (and judging by the size of the industry it is), beauty. Hongkongers don’t get nearly enough hours in sleeping, making quality more important than quantity. That’s where the mattress comes in. “Mattress technology has developed and evolved over the years and certain mattress brands have set the benchmark in the market, so choosing a mattress is as much a cultural as it is a personal choice,” begins Moira Roberts of bedding specialists Kokoon, whose international clientele wants every kind of mattress available. “Some customers who go for ‘brands’ and spend a lot on a mattress and find that they have not purchased the right mattress and end up coming to us for help.” Size can be an issue in Hong Kong, but it’s not truly an obstacle. Many major brands — the big three being Serta, Sealy and Simmons — can have a mattress made to order, so if you have an IKEA bed frame, brought one from home (European sizes and California Kings are different dimensions) or have opted for the more space-saving “Hong Kong Double,” you can find a mattress to fit. So start with budget and stick to it. Mattresses, like most consumer products, can come with all manner of useless bells and whistles that inflate the price and do nothing for your slumber. Years ago Slate (in “Going to the Mattress”) pointed out that the most important part of the mattress — its coils — all come from the same source, kind of like how a handful of companies manufacture all smartphone processor chips. So make of that what you will. One thing is certain: pure silk threads, double thickness, organic Brazilian yak tacking and odour repelling free range down padding are unnecessary add-ons. If 50 Home Ideas 品味生活


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