Sleep is the third pillar of health, alongside exercise and nutrition. So, your bed and being able to get comfortable enough to fall into a deep restful night’s sleep is of utmost importance. Having a mattress which supports your body whilst providing pressure relief and comfort will also help to avoid additional aches and pains.
With the variety of options available on the market, it can be difficult to choose what is right for you and your partner.
Buying a mattress can be a really stressful experience and unfortunately, lying down on a mattress in a shop for a few minutes does not necessarily help when having to make a commitment for the next 8-10 years (which is roughly the life expectancy of a high quality mattress).
In order to avoid a bad experience, here are a few elements to remember before buying a new mattress:
When should I buy a new mattress?
If you wake up more than usual during the night and have additional aches and pains which seem to dissipate during the day, it might be time for you to buy a new mattress. Waiting for your mattress to get worse could rob you of an additional 1 hour of sleep, every single night.
If either you or your partner are compromising on your comfort, it’s time to find a mattress which works for you both. Nobody should ever compromise on their sleep.
Where should I start?
Just like any other big investment, looking for quality and value for money is important. What matters the most is finding a product which will last and help you feel comfortable. Look at companies who are happy to let you try their product, and return it if you are not completely satisfied with it.
Should I buy online?
Shopping has evolved in recent years and many mattresses are now sold online only. Thanks to home trial periods and reassuring warranties, buying a mattress online is more convenient than ever. Instead of spending a few minutes lying on lots of mattresses whilst a salesperson watches over, buying online allows you to sleep on the mattress in your own home with the peace of mind that if it isn’t right for you, you can return it hassle free.
Is a hard mattress better for my spine?
If a mattress is too hard or too soft, your bed will end up being uncomfortable and you might start waking up during the night as your body is desperately looking for the right position. It is important to look for a mattress which is just right for you.
At SleepHubs, we believe that good sleep is the cornerstone of good health. We design our mattress to fit every individual, no matter what their sleeping position is, there’s never any need to compromise with a partner when it comes to sleep.
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