We all look forward to climbing into bed, especially after a long and tiring day. But when you get into your bed do you manage to get comfortable straight away, or do you wrestle with everything trying to find the right position that will allow you to fall asleep? Do you start moving the pillows around, roll from side to side and then somehow just manage to fall asleep? You may be surprised to learn that it doesn’t have to be like this and you should actually be able to climb into bed and fall straight to sleep, just like our children seem to manage to do when they are small.
Is Your Bed Older Than You?
Think about how long you have your bed. Have you ever bought a new mattress and new pillows or has the thought never even entered your mind? Mattresses do not last forever no matter what you may think and neither do the beds themselves. When you start waking up with aches and pains that you never had the night before it’s a sure sign that you need yours replacing.
Make The Change Check-List
If you answers point to getting a new slab of material to sleep on after this check list, seriously consider treating yourself!
- Ask yourself some common-sense questions about the mattress. E.g. Does it look and feel like a soggy biscuit, can you afford or do you really need a new mattress to improve your sleep etc.
- Have you had your mattress longer than 10 years? If it wasn’t the very top of the range when you bought it, you weigh more than the average pet Labrador dog and you have not cared for it as it says on the label/instructions – advance to go! (Buy a new one.)
- Do you and/or your partner sink so far in; you wake with spring-marks in your back or in an unintentional embrace?
- Are there more aches n pains in the morning than in the afternoon? (Excluding all other medical conditions.)
Just think about how much better life will be when you wake up refreshed and ready to start the day instead of wanting more time under the duvet. How many times have you looked at the kids on the way to school and wondered where on earth they get their energy from. Well most of it comes from having had a good night’s sleep the night before.
A Visit to Mister Sandman is Good for Your Health
You may not believe it at first but a new bed can go a long way to improving your physical, mental and emotional health. Think about it, for years you have been going to bed, not sleeping well and waking up miserable and aching, your mood is now set for the day. Feeling tired, achy and miserable is not conducive to forming or maintaining healthy relationships. When you have slept well you wake up positive and alert, ready for conversation and interaction – existing relations can’t help but be improved. Wouldn’t it be better to go to work or to that important interview or meeting feeling refreshed and firing on all cylinders rather than just going through the motions? When you are feeling good about yourself you reflect it outwardly to those around you, you appear more confident more focussed and a good person to be around.
Relieve Existing Back Problems
For anyone who has suffered with a bad back, there is nothing worse than getting into an old bed that lacks support and ends up making you feel worse. A good sized bed with a memory foam mattress and pillow can not only allow you to sleep better but will support your neck and back and work towards easing the pain you experience every day. Your new bed will support you in all of the important pressure areas like the hips, lower back, neck and shoulders, and ensure that you are never in a sleeping position that will cause you pain. With a good night’s sleep, less pain and a more positive outlook on life you are certain to see the world in a new light and be the first to agree that your life changed when you bought your new bed.