There won’t be many people that disagree, nothing beats a good night’s sleep. Evidence has shown, we can lose up to an hour sleep a night due to poor sleep and this can result in fatigue and, even, poor health
Here’s Floors and Snores Guide to Buying the Perfect Bed
Do you need a new mattress?
The wear and tear of your mattress depends on the use of your bed; is it your main bed, where you watch TV, read, drink tea or an occasional use spare room bed. Have your circumstances changed recently (marriage, weight loss, weight gain)
When you wake up, do you have aches and pains? How do you sleep now, compared to 12 months ago? Do you find you sleep better in a different bed other than your own?
Is your mattress looking a bit lumpy and bumpy?
A mattress doesn’t last forever, so if it’s more than 7 years old and you tick yes to any of the questions above, maybe it’s time for a replacement
Shopping and Buying for a new bed
When shopping for a new mattress or bed ask yourself what sort of style mattress do you prefer? What is it you like or dislike about your current bed? Do you prefer a firmer or softer feel? No one style will fit all people. You spend 25 years asleep on your bed, so it’s worth investigating what works best for you.
You don’t have to break the bank when buying a bed but you should always shop for the best value, not the lowest price. That’s not to say there aren’t lower priced beds available but make sure you know how your mattress is constructed. You can buy cheap, but question how those mattresses are made. The more supportive the mattress, the more comfort you’ll have and the longer your bed will last.
We also urge you not to buy second hand, even if the price is lower. An unhygienic second hand bed will be shaped to someone else’s body and you may be sleeping on years of old sweat, skin and hair!
Tempting though it is to buy online, nothing beats trying the beds for yourself. Try, try and try it again! Wear comfortable clothes (maybe not your onesie and slippers) and lie on the bed for a decent amount of time (we suggest 10 minutes) and replicate the positions you sleep in.
If you sleep with a partner, always shop together, so make sure you’re both happy with the choice. At Floors & Snores we’re happy for you to take as much time as you need, so set aside enough time to do the job properly. And if possible, try not shop when you’re tired or rushed. All the beds will feel wonderful and it’ll make your choice even more difficult!
Caring for your new mattress
Once you’ve chosen your new mattress, here are a few points to help with its care. At Floors & Snores, we offer a free local delivery service. We can help you set up your new mattress in the bedroom as unwrapping can sometimes cause problems
Do not bend or roll your new mattress. It will permanently damage the spring unit and invalidate any warranties or guarantees.
Body shaped impressions are normal. Impression marks – sometimes known as settlement – are a normal characteristic of quality mattresses working as intended to conform to the shape of your body. These will be minimised with regular turning and are perfectly normal
Let the mattress breath. Like a new car, a new bed may initially have a ‘new’ smell about it. This will eventually disperse if well aired.
Getting used to your new bed. It’ll take up to a few weeks for your body to adjust to its new sleeping service. Don’t worry if our new mattress doesn’t immediately match your expectations, just give it time.
Turn your mattress regularly (Unless you have bought a non-turn which has been specifically designed not be turned but must still be rotated). It is important you turn your mattress from end to end and side to side every week for the first few months. Then every three months. This will prolong the life-span of your mattress and minimise impression made by your body
Floors & Snores have over 15 years’ experience in the bed industry. We offer free and impartial advice, so you can make an informed decision when it comes to buying your bed. Pop in for a chat and we’ll do our best to help.