We all know how important a good night’s sleep is, yet it can be so elusive for so many of us. The very first step to getting the recommended seven to nine hours sleep a night is to make sure you have a good mattress.
Opinion varies about how often you should replace a mattress but The Sleep Council (www.sleepcouncil.org.uk) recommends a change every seven years. That’s not a hard and fast rule but when your mattress is seven years old, you should observe how well you are sleeping. If you are wavering on getting a new one, just remember that the average person loses half a pint of fluid a night and sheds a pound of dead skin cells each year!
At Knees, we believe that the best quality mattresses are pocket sprung. With this type of mattress, individual springs are housed in separate fabric pockets. The springs work independently to give support and stop you rolling towards your other half during the night. The more pockets there are, the more support you will get. For the best mattress fillings. go for natural fibres like wool, cashmere, cotton or silk. Natural fibres are preferable to synthetic fibres which can cause the body to overheat. We sell a carefully selected range of pocket sprung mattresses, all handmade in Wiltshire. These mattresses are all top quality and at a range of affordable prices.
With a new mattress quality is key – buy the best you can afford and it will reap all sorts of rewards across many different areas of your life. Many people will happily pay out a lot money for sofas, cars, phones and other gadgets but can sometimes be reluctant to invest in a good mattress. The average person spends a staggering third of their life asleep – worth thinking about!
Don’t forget, it is crucial to try out a mattress before buying. At Knees you can test out the different mattresses available and our friendly staff will be on hand to explain your options.