Interesting Bed Facts - Do You Need A New Bed?
Many people are unaware of the importance of having a decent bed with a comfortable and supportive mattress. Are you constantly waking up unrefreshed, feeling tired, or aching? This could be down to not having a good night's sleep, and purchasing a new bedstead and mattress may help eliminate these problems.
Here Are Some Interesting Bed Facts:
- On average a third of our lives are spent asleep so having a
supportive bed is very important to avoid back problems, aches and
- Having an uncomfortable bed can affect your working life as well your social life.
- There is no such thing as an “orthopaedic” bed. It is a generic term used to describe extra firm beds.
- Over 100 million working days a year are lost through back problems. The figures increase annually.
- You grow in the night by as much as 2cm. During the day, your
spine is compressed. At night it has the chance to straighten
- You move in sleep 60 - 70 times a night, with up to a dozen full body turns.
- On average, a comfortable bed will give you one hour's extra sleep per night.
- We use our beds more than any other item of furniture in the home.
- The average life span of a quality mattress is eight to ten years.
- One in five people in the UK suffer from severe lack of sleep.
- After ten years a bed will have experienced 30,000 hours of use and can deteriorate by up to 70%.
- On average we lose a quarter of a litre of perspiration every night which is absorbed into the mattress.
- Having an old bed isn’t good for anyone - especially if you have
allergies. There are thousands of dust mites that live off dead skin
cells, horrible but, if you have any allergies it can make them