Size of bed ''important for proper rest''
The importance of owning a proper-sized bed to ensure excellent comfort during the night cannot be underestimated for those looking to get a good night's rest, it has been revealed.
According to the Sleep Council, the average person will spend more than 20,000 hours sleeping during the seven-year lifespan of the average bed
and therefore it is exceedingly important that they choose furniture that is the right fit for them.
As a result, Brits looking to invest in a new bed, or simply for those who feel they could improve the quality of their sleep by changing their mattress,
the council has offered a number of tips on finding the perfect bed.
Brits should look for a bed that fits their dimensions well, as people should not feel cramped when sleeping, as this will not allow them to get a good night's rest if they are constantly having to toss and turn to get comfortable.
Jessica Alexander, a spokeswoman for the organisation, claimed it is important for Brits to "buy a bed as big as they can afford", as this will ensure they always have the room to stretch out and relax during the night.
Furthermore, people should take into account the correct support offered by a bed and mattress - not just the firmness - to ensure they do not wake up with any annoying aches and pains, which could get worse over time if left unchecked.
Meanwhile, homeowners should remember that a bed and mattress are a pair and should work in harmony to give a great night's sleep. It is therefore a common mistake that people consider these equally important elements in isolation, but this can lead to a bedding situation that is not optimal for comfort.
Finally, the Sleep Council argued that when people are looking to update their sleeping arrangements they should not be afraid to shop around a bit and try out different styles of bed and mattress, as doing so will improve their chances of finding the best combination to meet their daily rest-related needs.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes