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When to buy and how long to hold

When to buy and how long to hold

It's no secret that a good night's sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being. But what many people don't realise is that the quality of our sleep is just as important as the quantity. And one of the most important factors in getting a good night's sleep is having a comfortable, supportive bed.

If you're waking up feeling groggy and sore, it might be time for a new bed. But how can you tell when it's time to replace is that the quality of our sleep is just as important as the quantity. And one of the most important factors in achieving a good night's sleep is having a comfortable, supportive bed.

So, how can you tell when it's time to replace your bed? Here are a few signs to look out for:

1. You wake up feeling sore or stiff

If you regularly wake up feeling sore or stiff, it could be a sign that your bed is no longer providing the support you need. This is especially true if you have any existing back or neck pain.

2. You've had your bed for more than 7-10 years

Even if you're not experiencing any discomfort, it's generally recommended that you replace your bed every 7 years or so. This is because over time, the materials in your bed will start to break down and lose their supportiveness. Bed quality plays a big factor when it’s time to retire your mattress. Those with advanced technology and superior materials can be still holding strong and providing excellent long-term support, while those of lessor quality can roll over before they’re only a few years old if used every night.

3. You sleep better elsewhere

If you find that you sleep better in a hotel or at a friend's house than you do in your own bed, it's probably time for a new one!

4. Not waking up feeling great

It's is an icky thought but over time mattresses become the host for allergens and dust mites, who seek solace in warm, humid environments. This can introduce new allergy symptoms or worsen pre-existing ones—like coughing, congestion and watery-eyes—that interrupt your blissful slumber. A good tip to increase the life expectancy of you bed and keep the critters at bay is to fit a mattress protector when you buy new.

5. Not sleeping through the night

There are a few key signs that it might be time to replace your mattress. If you find yourself struggling to sleep through the night, it could be a sign that your mattress is no longer providing the comfort it once did. Partner disturbance can also be a big factor; an old mattress tends to amplify every movement, while a new one is better at minimising the effects felt from tossing and turning. Finally, take a look at your mattress for any lumps, bumps, or valleys; even small ones can have a big impact on your sleep. If you notice any of these signs, it might be time to invest in a new mattress.

If any of these signs sound familiar, it might be time to start shopping for a new bed. And when you're ready to make your purchase, be sure to check out Sleepyhead's range of quality beds and mattresses here at Folders.

 

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