Did you hear that too?
It is the time of year when things go bump in the night – but let’s make sure it is not your bed!
If you are hearing creaks in the night, waking up achy, noticing lumps and bumps in your mattress, and getting partner disturbance, don’t live with the nightmare – it might be time to “treat” yourself (excuse the pun!) to a new mattress! We spend a third of our lives asleep, so you deserve to sleep well on a comfortable bed.
If you are still unsure about whether you need to replace your mattress, here are some signs to look out for:
- You can feel springs or ridges beneath the surface of your mattress.
- You wake up with a neck or backache.
- You can hear creaks and crunches.
- You cannot remember when you bought it.
- You sleep better in other beds.
- You and your partner roll towards each other unintentionally.
- There are embarrassing stains and discolouration.
- Or is it simply too small to avoid partner disturbance? We always advise a BIGGER bed is better – buy as big as the space and your budget allows.
All these are pointers to a bed no longer offering the comfort and support it once did, so make a note to treat your bed to a Bed MOT this autumn.
Don’t get tricked this spooky season; be wary about who comes knocking at your door hoping to sell a bargain bed!
From fake flammability labels to used, dirty mattresses stuffed into a new cover, rogue traders will stop at nothing to make a quick buck. A common trick by a back-of-a-van trader is to claim they have an unsold mattress that they are willing to sell for a fraction of the usual price.
The general advice is if an offer is too good to be true – it usually is. Find out more about how to avoid being scammed out of your hard-earned cash.
First published October 22, updated 11.10.23