Apparently, the average person in Britain spends 2,372.5 hours annually asleep. That’s not including the time spent in bed trying to fall asleep, so it’s fair to say we spend quite a lot of time in bed. If this isn’t reason enough to invest in a good bed, let us reveal some more benefits to upgrading your mattress.
- Spine support
We’re not the kindest to our spines, are we? Slouched over our desks, laptops and mobile phones in uncomfortable positions for hours a day. So after a long hard day, the last thing you want is to come home to a mattress which doesn’t support you in all the right places. A zoned mattress is great for providing back support. This type of mattress isn’t a simple spring one and instead has a range of layers which provide different layers of support.
Hybrid mattresses are also a good choice, as they feature both springs and memory foam, providing that Goldilocks zone of not too hard and not too soft. Divan Beds Centre offer hybrid mattresses, with orthopaedic designs available too.
- Snoring solution
Are you struggling with a snoring partner? Constantly being disturbed by them and need to give them a gentle nudge with the elbow to get them to stop? Well, your mattress could be an issue – and a new mattress could be the solution. Memory foam mattresses are recommended to help with snoring because of the type of support it provides. Imagine a night of undisturbed sleep.
However, there are times when snoring may not just be caused by a simple mattress problem but rather a more serious health issue. Snoring is often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is a sleep disorder that causes your breathing to start and stop repeatedly during sleep. Typically, doctors will prescribe you to wear a sleep mask for the CPAP machine as part of the continuous positive airway pressure therapy. But it’s also worth noting that not all occurrence of snoring is caused by sleep apnea. It is best to consult your doctor if you suspect having any sleep disorder.
- Reduce stress
Your home should be a safe place and calm zone for you to relax in after a busy day – whatever busy means to you. Whether it’s work, looking after the kids or cleaning the home, you want to relax after doing it. So if you’re feeling stressed the last thing you want is to roll into an uncomfortable bed and add sleep deprivation to any stresses you’re already feeling.
Choose a bed which can help tackle a range of issues, such as a divan bed which has built-in storage to help with tidying teamed with a supportive mattress and new pillows and duvet will help you get a good rest.
- Helps with allergies
Dust can trigger many allergies. It can trigger respiratory problems and many other problems, so a hypoallergenic mattress is recommended. This type of mattress is designed to prevent allergic reactions thanks to being sealed tightly, preventing dust getting trapped inside and causing an issue.
When is it time to get a new mattress?
“My mattress is fine, why do I need a new one?” We get it, you may think your mattress is still good, but there some key signs which you can look out for so you know when you’re due an upgrade:
- Your mattress should be changed every six to eight years as a rule
- If you’re waking up throughout the night because you’re uncomfortable
- If you struggle to get comfortable
- If you notice an increase in allergy symptoms
- If it’s noisier than usual (noisy springs).
Consider these tips and you’ll know when it’s time to invest in a new mattress. Your back and body will thank you for it!