There is no evidence that a circular bed offers greater health benefits than the traditional rectangle. "It's purely an aesthetic choice," says Santa Monica chiropractor Eric Dahlstrom. "But if a round bed is the focal point of your bedroom and it makes you feel calm, then you are probably going to get a better night's sleep, which affects your psychological and physical health."
One more upside of a round mattress on a revolving base: It's much easier to avoid getting up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning.
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Take one for a spin
Round beds range in price from affordable to astronomical, as you'll see in the list below.
Prealpi Histoire D'O, from $10,500, is available through the Ambiente Collection, 8820 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 659-1431. Sheet sets are $1,800. The bed can be found at www.spacify.com, with a starting price of $7,320.
Poltrona Frau's Lullaby Due, from $10,900, is sold through In-Ex, 8800 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills (310) 358-0500. Sheet sets are $1,000.
Sercio by Glober Furniture Inc., $3,499, is sold through www.craniumfurniture.com.
Sultan Sandane, $899 with a fitted sheet, is available at the IKEA in Burbank, (818) 842-4532. Extra sheets are $29.99.
Transport by Alberto Frias, from $12,000, is available at Twentieth, 8057 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 904-1200 or www.albertofrias.com.
Cappellini's Rota Nina bed, $23,329; get information at www.cappellini.it.
Bedding: For cotton sheet sets starting at $199.95, visit www.specialtybedding.com and click on "round bedding." Custom sheets are also available at the Company Store, (800) 323-8000.
-- David A. Keeps