It’s a time of year when a good many of us will nervously clear out throats: the dreaded MOT. Few things fill us with more car-related dread than ‘that’ phone call from the garage to say that your car’s failed the MOT. But there could be a more embarrassing scenario…
In recent years, some owners have reported having their vehicles refused for an MOT because their car’s too dirty. Although these vehicles are in a minority, many of us will relate to having less-than-immaculate cars. Our cars are a relatively personal space and, as such, our cars can be ‘time off’ from standards we uphold in front of other people – we also do a lot more munching in them than in days gone by.
The same can be true of our beds as, as private spaces, they can reveal our inner slob. More people eat in their bedrooms than ever before, and we change the sheets less often. With busy modern lives, the same deteriorating standards of hygiene can absolutely apply to our beds.
If you think it could be time to take a bed MOT, you can do it online with The Sleep Council https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/advice-support/sleep-tools/bed-mot/. By answering a few simple questions, and without fear of recrimination, you can find out if it’s time to start thinking trading up from your old mattress.