Not all of us know how important it is to have a good bed and a supportive mattress. If you are one of the people that wake up feeling tired or aching all over then maybe it is time for a new bed. This may be because your bed is not allowing you to have a good night’s sleep.

We spend, on average, a third of our lives in our beds and having an older uncomfortable bed can affect you generally in life in everything from work to your social life and family life. Here are some facts about your night’s sleep and how it can impact on your life:

Throughout western Europe and the USA over 150 million working days are due to a bad back and some of this can be put down to a bad bed.

During the night it is possible for you to grow up to 2 cm and during the day your spine get compressed by the weight of your body. Night time is the time when your back has the chance to recover.

During the night you may turn as much as a dozen times and move over 60 times and a comfortable supportive bed can help you sleep an hour longer every night.

A good quality mattress should last around 10 years. During those ten years a bed may have been used for up to 30 thousand hours and its effectiveness can go down by up to 70%

Beds can be a big factor in allergies, with things like bed bugs making those allergies worse. When you think that each night each of loses around ¼ litre of fluids into the bed then bed and mattress upkeep is important.

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So taking all this into account then you will see that a new bed could be on your shopping list. Ensure that your enjoyment and productivity in life is maximised by a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed.