We toss and turn around 70 times, lose half a pint of perspiration and we grow around 2cm over night! Our mattresses have a lot to deal with and it is no wonder they have an average lifespan of less than 10 years. Despite this, many people hang on to their old, uncomfortable mattresses for much longer than the recommended duration.

So how do you tell if your mattress needs replacing?

If the bed shows signs of wear and tear such as sagging or lumpiness it has to be replaced. Another sign is if you and your partner constantly roll together to the same point each night. This indicates that there is sagging in the mattress.  Maybe they don’t want to cuddle you as much as you think!

How do you choose a good bed?

A common mistake when searching for a good bed is ‘the harder the better’. This is not the case. The best beds are those which are soft enough to fill the gap under your lower back and give under your shoulders and hips when lying on your side. It is important also to make sure that the bed is firm enough to prevent excessive sagging under your weight. The best way to test a bed is to sleep on it. Most beds come with a guarantee to swap it for another if you are not satisfied. The best idea is to take advantage of this.

What are the benefits of a new bed?

Once you have purchased your new bed you will be more likely to fall asleep quicker, less likely to wake up in the night and gain up to an extra hour of sleep each night.

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