How Often Should a Bed Be Replaced?

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As we spend an average of 25 years sleeping, it’s very important that our beds are up to the monumental task of keeping us comfortable and relaxed! Beds play a key part in our mental and physical well-being, so it is vital that you take the best possible care of your bed. 

Regularly turning the mattress should increase its longevity, while investing in a decent mattress protector will keep dust, mites, and bugs at bay. Hoovering and spot cleaning any spills or stains will also keep it in good condition, while letting the bed “air” every few weeks will help to reduce or remove any musty smells. 

But, even with the best cleaning techniques in the world, all beds need replacing at some time or another. The Sleep Council recommend that you replace your bed every 7 years, even if it looks in good condition. This is because it may not be offering the support your body needs to get the best night’s sleep as it will have endured over 20,000 hours of wear and tear during that time. Given that we sweat half a pint of fluid every night and shed a pound of dead skin cells every year, our mattresses may end up harbouring all manner of horrendous surprises. 

If you find that you are not sleeping as well as you used to, or that you are waking feeling stiff and achy, it might be that your mattress has come to the end of its useful life. When a mattress stops giving proper support, it dips in the middle, squeaks when you move, or you can feel springs poking through, these are all signs that it is time to invest in a new bed. 

It is recommended that bases are replaced at the same time as mattresses, as these will have also endured the same amount of wear and tear. Bases and mattresses from different manufacturers may not fit perfectly together, which will reduce the longevity of your new bed. It is worth investing in a mattress protector for any new purchases so as to properly take care of them and ensure that they last as long as possible.  

If you are looking for help finding your new bed, pop in to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect bed for your home. 

Posted by Brian Skidmore
30th May 2017

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