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When is it time to buy a new bed?

Time flies and it’s easy to lose track of when you bought your current bed. The Sleep Council suggests 7 or 8 years can be the cut-off point for continued comfort but there are a few tell-tale signs to lookout for if you think your bed is in its final stages.

Poor quality sleep

Your bed may still feel comfortable even though it’s lost the ability to support your body. Evaluate your sleep on a regular basis to see whether it’s time to buy a new mattress or bed. If aches, pains or stiffness are common features of your mornings then it’s probably time to upgrade.

Better sleep elsewhere

Another indicator is to evaluate how well you sleep elsewhere. If you get a better night’s sleep in a different bed, such as the one in the guest room or at a relative’s house, then you should consider investing in something similar for your bedroom.

Lumpy matress

Take a good look at your mattress. Does it look used or worn? Is it lumpy? While mattress comfort is subjective, support is not. A soft mattress should still support your body so if yours is sagging in the middle then it may have lost its supportive structure and need replacing. Dislodged springs are another defect to look for and if you want to avoid this issue in the future then a memory foam mattress may be just what you need.

Unstable bed frame

Similarly, examine the bed base, legs or castors to see whether they show signs of damage. If the frame is starting to lose stability then it’s important you invest in something new and robust.

Try before you buy

Once you’ve decided it’s time for a new bed or mattress, you must pick the right one for you. There are many different options available and the best way to this work out is to try before you buy.

Is your bed hard to clean?

A good bed is both washable and reversible, which will prolong the lifespan of your bed. Our mattresses can be used on both sides, but you can also flip the head and foot ends of the mattress. This unique characteristic makes it possible to maintain the same high level of comfort year after year. A fresh and clean bed is inviting and promotes good sleep. As dust and mites naturally occur in our environment, it is important to have a bed that is machine-washable in 60 degrees.

Too firm or too soft?

The most important thing for good sleep quality is to have a bed that is right for you. Your bed should feel comfortable, but still support your hips, your shoulders and your back. Choosing a bed with the proper level of firmness makes it possible to control how deep your hips sink into the mattress compared to your shoulders.

Too firm or too soft?

A comfortable bed should do more for you than simply being wide enough and long enough. Most of us sleep on our sides, and when we share a bed with someone, it is nice to be able to sleep comfortably across the whole bed. The difference between a regular bed and a bed with edge stability is enormous. As you get close to the edge of the mattress you don’t get the sensation that you’re about to fall out of bed.

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.