Your mattress is important for sleep quality and plays a key role in physical and psychological health. An old or uncomfy mattress can increase problems like back pain, insomnia, stress, obesity, and heart disease, and even weaken the immune system according to the NHS – so what are the signs your mattress may have seen better days?
One of the reasons we’re advised to get a new mattress every seven years or so is that – in the same way that we find them comfortable – bugs like to nestle in. Dust mites like to snuggle up inside warm mattress spaces. Once inside, they are almost impossible to remove.
You can protect yourself for a while with mattress protectors. However, in time, it is a losing battle. The easiest way to evict unwanted eight-legged tenants is to relocate them to a recycling centre. This Which? guide has useful details on how to dispose of old mattresses in an eco-friendly way.
Aches And Pains
Creaking joints and aching muscles are a fact of life. As a mattress ages its springs become less flexible and provide reduced support, exacerbating aches and pains. Research has shown that good mattresses can help reduce the pain of conditions such as arthritis. This doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands on a specialist mattress. Simply buying a mid-range supportive mattress can keep you comfortably aligned at night for years. (Note: The type of mattress you choose is extremely important. If you suffer from arthritis or muscular problems speak to us about the most appropriate mattress for your sleeping style.)
A Good Night’s Sleep
There are many factors that contribute towards a good night’s rest. Good bedtime routines, uncluttered spaces, and – as we’re often told – a hearty cup of Ovaltine all help. However, if your sleep has started suffering without a definite cause – the issue could be your mattress.
See Our Selection
Investing in a new mattress is simple with Bedknobs. We have a wide choice of quality mattresses to suit every budget and style. See for yourself by visiting our showroom in Hemel Hempstead or St Albans. To find out more in the meantime, please click here to download our free Mattress Buyer’s Guide.