Don’t we just love it when friends and family members ascribe our aches and pains to the possibility we’re ‘feeling our age’?
If you prefer to turn a blind eye to the ageing process you’re hardly in a minority. After all, who wants to be told they look older or have symptoms of ageing and, even if we do, what’s to be gained by dwelling on this…probably just more grey hair?
But if you wake up feeling stiff, achy and lacking energy there could be an age factor that you’re not considering – the age of your mattress.
According to research from The Sleep Council 29% of the population are sleeping on a mattress that is more than seven years old*. This may not sound significant, but when you consider that more than a quarter of Brits (26%) sleep in an uncomfortable bed and that 30% of the population are sleeping poorly most nights – it’s hard not to draw some assumptions from the similarities in these percentages.
So if you’d prefer to do all you can not to feel your age, don’t feel the age of your mattress either. Feeling dissatisfied with your sleep is one of several telltale signs that your mattress is past it’s best. If you’re feeling like this and your mattress is more than seven years old and you’re feeling it’s age (rather than yours!) it’s time to start planning your new bed.
Source: The Great British Bedtime Report 2017 by The Sleep Council