Home Health & Wellness Sleep Experts Warn Against TikTok’s Viral ‘Cloud Bed’ Trend with 114 Million Views

Sleep Experts Warn Against TikTok’s Viral ‘Cloud Bed’ Trend with 114 Million Views

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Since the summer 2022 “cloud beds” have consistently been trending on TikTok. 

In January 2023, #cloudbed surpassed 114.7 million views on the app and reached over 5000 posts on the same Instagram hashtag, indicating that these soft frame platform beds will be a huge trend in 2023. 

Thanks to the TikTok trend, search demand for these beds has also increased massively. Last month, “cloud bed” hit 20k searches in Google, with thousands of people also searching for “cloud bed dupe” and “dream cloud bed”.

However, while demand is high, are cloud beds good for you? The sleep and interior experts at Crafted Beds have weighed in on the debate. 

Brian Dillon, the expert at Crafted Beds, thinks there are three things you need to consider before purchasing a cloud bed.

Do you have back or knee problems?

As with any low platform bed frame, you need to consider whether you already suffer from back or knee pain. I’d strongly advise not purchasing a cloud bed if you’ve ever had any injury in these areas. 

When getting into the bed, you’ll need to use your knees to support your weight as you bring your body down to the level of the bed, which could cause pain and injury to anyone with previous knee problems.

Similarly, cloud beds aren’t incredibly supportive of your back. While they may look as soft as a cloud, I suggest a solid higher frame for stability if you suffer from any backache.

Do you move around a lot when you’re sleeping?

This may not be the best bed for you if you move around a lot when you’re asleep. More affordable versions of cloud beds will often be delivered in separate parts, with the frame and headboard not connected, meaning a lot of movement could separate the two at night. You might find yourself on a separate side of the room from your headboard if you’re a restless sleeper when you wake up.

Can you afford the investment if trends change?

We know that TikTok trends don’t often stick around for more than a few months, but a bed is a costly expense that should last you years. If you even have a hint of worry that you might want another bed if trends suddenly change, I would avoid this costly investment and go for a bed frame that’s more practical and less trend-led. Fans of the ‘cloud bed’ trend need to consider this carefully during the cost of living crisis.

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