It’s that time of year again… Spring! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and the flowers will soon be in bloom. Just like the natural world, it’s time for us to refresh our homes too! It’s also a great time to start looking to buy new things for the home and garden. But what are the signs that your bed needs replacing?
March is National Bed Month, the perfect time to ask yourself if your bed is still providing you with a healthy, comfortable night’s sleep – or has it seen better days?
To help you decide, here are 6 Signs That Your Bed Needs Replacing:
Do you find yourself involuntarily migrating to the middle of the bed?
We all like a spoon and a cuddle now and again but if you find that you’re getting a little too close to your partner during the night, it could be a sign that your bed isn’t providing you with the same level of support that it used to.
Do you hear things going ‘bump’ in the night?
OK, it’s more likely to be a ‘boing’ or a ‘creak’ than a ‘bump’ but you get the message. A bed is a common cause of disturbed nights and will only get worse the longer you leave it. A noisy mattress could be one of the signs that your bed needs replacing, an unstable bed won’t provide enough support for the construction of your mattress.
Do you wake up with aches and pains?
It’s not just a sign that you’re getting older – especially if you went to bed without any aches and pains. If your bed isn’t providing correct anatomical support, your muscles will be working overtime to compensate, resulting in common issues such as back, neck and hip pain, even morning headaches!
Are you disturbed every time your partner moves in bed?
Not only is this a sign that your bed isn’t providing independent support to each user, it’s also a sign that you may well need a bigger bed. A standard UK double size bed, measuring just 4ft 6” wide (or about 135cm) gives each user less than a baby has in a cot! Consider up-sizing to a king size (5ft or 150cm in width) or even a super king size which is 6ft or 180cm in width. You won’t believe the difference it makes to getting an undisturbed night’s sleep.
Do you find that you sleep better in other beds.
Whether that’s in hotels or when you’re visiting friends and relatives, this is a sure sign that your own bed really needs replacing.
Does your mattress look lumpy and bumpy.
It’s OK if your mattress shows shallow body impressions where you lie – that’s to be expected and is just a sign of the fillings settling and moulding to your individual shape. However, if it shows signs of significant dipping or is misshapen – and is over seven years old – you really should think about buying a new one. In seven years you spend over 20,000 hours in bed. We sell a wide range of mattresses, including memory foam mattresses, pocket spring mattresses and even mattresses infused with Aloe Vera!