Beds can last for at least 25 years, so they should be as comfortable as possible. To help with the selection of the correct bed, Okooko has an easy-to-use online prescription tool that takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect fit. In addition, customers can visit the store and have one of its trained sleep consultants fit them with the right mattress and support system. Because everyone is different, the Okooko sleep system is measured, fitted and tuned to the special body characteristics of not one, but of both partners sharing a bed so that both of them can both get a good night’s sleep. In other words, there are two sleep systems in the one bed, so “partner disturbance” is completely optional. Okooko’s beds use natural materials and processes as much as possible, such as 100 per cent natural latex, organic bamboo and New Zealand grown wool. These materials are sourced from sustainable business partners with the same sustainable ethics employed in New Zealand and around the world. No synthetics or petrochemical products are used. There is more to the Okooko range than just its award-winning beds. Products run from other types of bedroom furniture to natural linens and bedding, soy candles, lamps and floor rugs. Also included are children’s cots, beds and furniture. It is difficult to choose the right mattress by lying on it for five minutes in a showroom with a sales person hovering about. Not only that, since most people are not sleeping on a mattress that provides the right amount of comfort and postural support, it can take the muscles around their spine as long as 30 days to relax and adjust. During this period, they might even experience some discomfort and should not assume that the mattress isn’t suitable for them. After this initial period, their spine and body will adjust, and only then will they be able to determine if the mattress is appropriate. This will also give allergy sufferers enough time to see if there has been an improvement in their allergies and breathing. In light of this, Okooko offers a 100-night guarantee. If customers decide within this time that the mattress is not suitable for them, they can have their money refunded.