Mattress tips for a healthier night
We do so much to maintain and protect our health during the day that many people forget that looking after our health at night is just as important.
Mattress health and the bedroom environment can significantly affect our personal health, and considering that we spend a third of our life asleep, these may be considerations you need to start addressing.
Ben Thorud, senior vice president of Ashley Sleep said: "As parents, we go to great lengths making sure our family is protected; but sometimes, it's what you don't see that can cause problems,"
"Creating a cosy, safe sleeping environment for your family allows everyone to rest easier and wake up ready to experience their best day ever."
There are several ways in which you can ensure that the mattresses you and your family are sleeping on are the right ones. First of all, you should take time to understand what is in your mattress. A helpful tool for this is the Silent Night website. On Silentnight.co.uk there are step by step cartoon demonstrations of the material that goes into each of the mattresses. It is commonplace for a mattress to be filled with more than one material, so this resource is ideal for gaining a complete understanding of what you are sleeping on.
Allergy sufferers are generally the most affected by their night's sleep, and it is important that all materials are hypoallergenic to ensure that they get the most comfortable sleep possible. Sleeping on old mattresses can also be an irritant, so ensure that the mattress is kept fresh and well maintained.
There are also anti-allergy mattress topper products, which can be placed on top of existing mattresses to protect and prolong the longevity of the mattress. The 30 per cent cotton and 70 per polyester covers have a 100 per cent anti-bacterial filling, leaving the bed fresh and allergy compatible.
Posted by Michael Ewing