IS IT TIME FOR A NEW BED?
Buy the best as a third of your life is on it
WE spend a third of our lives asleep, so are you getting the most from your nightly rest? Your mattress won’t last forever. A combination of factors – changes in lifestyle, changes to your body as you age, the quality of the mattress and how much you use it – will determine how long it will provide optimum comfort and support.
Buying a mattress can be confusing, so follow this simple guide to help you make the right choice.
Size does matter. Is the bed big enough for you and your partner? Ergonomic research has confirmed that couples sleep better in bigger beds. Ensure you have enough room to spread out.
Seek support. Correct support is vital to healthy sleep. A good mattress and foundation will gently support your body at all points to keep your spine in the same position as good standing posture – whether on your back or side.
Choose comfort. Comfort is as important as support in a mattress. After all, you can’t truly relax and have a peaceful, restful sleep if you aren’t completely comfortable.
You can have both. Support comes from the innerspring unit and the comfort level comes from the type of padding. You can choose from softer or firmer comfort layers while being sure you have good support at the same time.
Be selfish. You don’t want to be affected by your partner’s every turn and shift in the night. Find a bed that doesn’t bounce and creak every time your partner moves.
Quality counts. The old rule of “you get what you pay for” applies to beds as in everything else. You spend 26 years of your life in bed so buy the best bed you can afford.
Ipswich Furniture Court manager David Holdorf.