We’ve all probably heard the phrase ‘age doesn’t matter’ when it comes to your mattress, but this is a common misconception. A mattress changes over time and so does your body.
A well looked after mattress can indeed last up to 10 years, but it’s advised that you replace it every seven years.
However, the most important thing is that you listen to your body. Have you been waking up with aches and pains for a while now? It might be time to change your bed.
A mattress is as individual as you, and what’s right for one might not be comfortable for another. It’s important that you find a bed that works for you and your body. If you are unsure, talk to a sales adviser in-store who can show you the options available and recommend what’s best for your needs
Just as you wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, you shouldn’t buy a bed before trying it first. A mattress is a long term investment, and taking your time to browse your options when shopping for your new mattress is the key to many nights of restful sleep.
If you are sharing your bed with a partner, make sure they try it too.
Now, we’re not saying you should clean your mattress as often as you clean your sheets, but you should consider doing so every six months, even if you have a mattress protector.
Over time, your bed will gather up dust, dirt, pests and allergens that you get exposed to and will breathe in every night.
This can have a serious effect on your health, and lead to insomnia, breathing problems and possible allergies. So make sure you check the care guide for your mattress, and take a look at our top three tips for maintaining its quality.
A mattress is only as good as its base, and the two work together in harmony. A good base should be able to hold the weight of your mattress, offer even support and provide sufficient air circulation.
The wrong base can also damage your mattress, so it’s important to check what type of base is recommended before you purchase it.
So, now that you’re the mattress expert, why not try one of our beds in one of our stockist’s stores near you?