Pil­low talk: Beds boss lays down his ad­vice

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IT is spring, but look­ing out of the win­dow some days you may not know it.

That’s why crawl­ing into a comfy bed at night can be such a re­lief.

It’s also the foun­da­tion of a good night’s sleep, so choosing the right one is im­per­a­tive to keep your spir­its high.

“Most peo­ple don’t un­der­stand the jar­gon as­so­ci­ated with beds and mat­tresses,” says Si­lent­night mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Nick Booth.

“But hope­fully with a few use­ful tips you’ll be one step closer to find­ing the per­fect mat­tress for you.

“Firstly, size mat­ters. Sur­pris­ingly, two peo­ple shar­ing a stan­dard dou­ble size bed have only as much per­sonal sleep­ing space as a baby in a cot.

“In­vest­ing in a larger bed is ben­e­fi­cial as you are less likely to dis­turb your part­ner or be dis­turbed your­self.

“Although fully de­pen­dent on room size, the gen­eral rule on bed size should be the big­ger the bet­ter.

“You should also know your num­bers. You may have no­ticed that many mat­tresses have num­bers in their prod­uct names.

“Although not an in­dus­try stan­dard it of­ten refers to the num­ber of springs in a sprung mat­tress. So take note.”

Most ex­perts state that it is bet­ter to buy a mat­tress and base to­gether in or­der to el­e­vate the feel and per­for­mance.

By sim­ply buy­ing a new mat­tress and putting it on an old or poor qual­ity bed you may not en­joy the full ben­e­fit.

How­ever one of the big­gest ques­tions asked is: which mat­tress should I choose for my bad back?

Nick said: “There is no def­i­nite an­swer to this. It comes down to a range of fac­tors in­clud­ing weight, sleep­ing po­si­tion and per­sonal pref­er­ence.

“What every­one needs though is a sup­port­ive and com­fort­able mat­tress. Buy a mat­tress with a guar­an­tee, then if it’s not help­ing your ail­ments you can re-as­sess what firm­ness you need. Beds aside briefly, Si­lent­night ad­vises that you wash your sheets weekly, as dead skin cells and bod­ily flu­ids rapidly build up.

“Buy­ing a mat­tress that in­cludes Puro­tex helps bat­tle these mites and main­tains a hy­gien­i­cally clean mat­tress.”

Nick con­cluded: “I also rec­om­mend you change your bed every seven years. This is be­cause the ma­te­ri­als in many beds can de­te­ri­o­rate by as much as 75 per cent in that time.

“And go the ex­tra mile, if you can; mat­tress pro­tec­tors max­imise your mat­tresses’ life span by pro­tect­ing them from spills, dust and dirt.”

●● Si­lent­night mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Nick Booth, inset, ad­vises on best beds

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