Research has found that the average person needs about 7-9 hours sleep every night, in order to achieve optimal alertness during the day, and if you’re not getting that amount, you can’t be at your best no matter how hard you try. Your bed or mattress plays a pivotal role in determining the quality of this sleep. An uncomfortable, unsupportive or old bed won’t give you the restful sleep you need.
The following are some general tips which are worth bearing in mind when buying a new bed:
Proper care will keep your bed in good condition. Always read and retain manufacturers care instructions and ask your retailer for advice, too. Otherwise, the following tips will help you to get the best out of your bed during its natural life.
Every year up to 40% of the population will suffer a bout of back pain and if you’re one of these unlucky ones, you will find that the state of your bed will quickly become a priority. A good bed, providing correct support and comfort, has an important role to play in relieving and preventing back pain. Here are some tips:
How can I tell that a bed will be comfortable for me?
Spend more time making the right choice of bed – trying them out properly in our Sleep Room, a dedicated location within the store, where you can try-out the full range of beds in a comfortable, calm, relaxing and discrete environment. Assess from previous experience the level of firmness/softness you like.
Should I buy a hard bed to ease my aches and pains?
What you need is a new bed which offers the right support for your spine (not necessarily hard at all!) Remember that the term orthopaedic and other derivations of the word only mean that the bed is a firmer specification from that manufacturer. There are no universal standards of firmness in common usage.
How can I get the most from my mattress?
Most mattresses need regularly turning to ensure even wear and tear and today’s mattresses can be pretty heavy, so be careful! However, there are now plenty of non-turn options, which only need swivelling around from time to time.