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How often should I change my mattress?

How often should I change my mattress?

Everyone has their own ideas and thoughts about how often they should change their bed or mattress.

There are a few things to consider when you start thinking about when to change your mattress. How long have you had it Have you cared for your it to the makers recommendations? And the most important one is, are you still comfortable? If you wake up aching, or are rolling together in the dip in the middle, then it’s definitely time to change.

A good mattress should last around seven years, or a bit more, depending on the quality and how it’s been cared for, although we have personally heard of people having the same one for over 40 years.

The construction is quite varied, from traditional coil springs, to pocket springs, to full foam mattresses, to combinations of springs and foam, latex, traditional white fillings or top of the range wools, silks and cottons. The construction can make a difference to how long your mattress will last.

A cheap mattress with lower priced fillings SHOULD last a lot less than one with top quality fillings and materials. But, if the cheaper mattress is cared for better than the expensive one, ie turned or rotated regularly and is covered with a good quality protector, then this COULD last longer than an uncared for expensive mattress.

Another thing to consider. As in any household, we all have visitors. We have microscopic visitors who don’t like to leave. Bugs and mites like to live in mattresses due to them being a safe place to live, and the never ending supply of food. Our sweat and dead skin cells are a feast for them. Yuk!! This is why it is vitally important to have a good mattress protector. The mites and bugs can’t survive, as nothing gets through to them.

Our advice. Purchase the best quality mattress that you can afford, and look after it too. Cover it with a good quality mattress protector and follow the manufacturers caring guidelines on turning or rotating. Do these little things regularly, and you will get great life from your mattress.


The benefits of a pocket spring mattress

Your mattress is your essential accessory to get a great nights sleep.

And there’s nothing better than a great nights sleep on a quality pocket spring mattress.

But what are the benefits of a pocket spring mattress? Don’t be scared by the price of a pocket spring mattress, as they tend to last a lot longer (when cared for in the right way) than probably buying 2 or 3 cheap mattresses.

Lets look at the workings of a pocket spring mattress. Instead of the classic coil spring mattress, which is essentially one continuous wire structure, coiling around to produce the springs, a pocket spring mattress is filled with individual springs, each sitting in its own fabric pocket.

The number of pocket springs varies greatly, from around 300 to around 10 thousand. The finish of the pocket spring mattress can vary with the addition of a layer of memory foam, or gel or latex for a final contour moulding to your body.

Another of the main benefits of a pocket spring mattress is that it helps greatly with eliminating “roll together” between you and your partner, which is excellent if there is a weight difference between you and your partner, as the individual springs support your body in a much better way than a traditional coil spring mattress.

So, the benefits of a pocket spring mattress are many. Value for money in the long term, as the pocket spring mattress will (with the right care) last longer than a mattress from a different construction. Little to no roll together between you and your partner. Many variations on the number of pocket springs help you choose your perfect mattress with firmness ratings and individual comfort preference. Different finishes too, for individual preference. Eg memory foam, latex, gel or a simple fibre on top of the springs.

One thing you can be sure of though, that the main benefit of a pocket spring mattress is a great nights sleep.

Our pocket spring mattresses. Pocket springs with memory foam.  Pocket springs with latex or gel.



Memory Foam and its Health Benefits:

We all deserve a good night’s sleep, that’s easily agreed, but more than 50% of Britons suffer from not getting enough sleep. This can have serious health ramifications in the long-term. Memory foam mattress offer a number of benefits and one of them is that the orthopaedic assistance that they offer can give you the good night’s sleep you deserve.

The Effects of Poor Sleep:

67% of people in the Great British Sleep Survey cited that they suffered from bodily discomfort that negatively affected their sleep. When the survey gauged the psychological impact of poor sleep, it concluded that people were:

  • 7 times more likely to feel helpless.
  • 5 times more likely to feel alone.
  • 3 times more likely to struggle to concentrate.
  • Twice as likely to suffer from fatigue.
  • Twice as likely to have relationship problems.
  • Twice as likely to suffer from low mood.
  • Twice as likely to struggle to be productive.

The Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress:

Sealy Orthopaedic Memory Foam Mattress

The physical benefits of a good night’s sleep are well documented. Sleep boosts your immunity to disease, prevents diabetes, wards away heart disease, and increase both sex drive and fertility. With reasons like this, it’s inarguable as to why you should be focused on getting more sleep; we can help with that.

Sealy memory foam mattresses are the most popular brand of bed in the world, with good reason. All of their memory foam mattresses are evaluated by the Orthopaedic Advisory Board, a selection of doctors and scientists who specialise in sleep science.

Sealy’s Posturepedic beds have a unique ‘zonal support’ system which uses memory foam to ensure your spine is supported and aligned to its natural shape. They provide greater ‘push back’ support to areas of the body where weight is concentrated. This  approach helps prevent tossing and turning at night, when you don’t rest properly because your body isn’t comfortable and properly supported.

UK Bed Store stock a wide range of Sealy orthopaedic memory foam mattresses and memory foam divan beds our Staffordshire store. You can click to view our full range of Sealy products. Or, for a personal enquiry, contact us! We’re open from 9am to 5:30pm and are available via e-mail, telephone, post, or in person – get in touch!