A recent industry survey by OnePoll has revealed that many Britons aren't getting good sleep as literally thousands of us are sleeping on mattresses that are too old.

Many of those who took part in the research admitted to having had their mattress for over 40 years. The obvious solution to obtaining a good night's sleep is therefore to replace your mattress.

There are a number of steps that you can take to maximise the effectiveness of your sleep, with one thing being to replace your mattress every eight years to ensure that it provides optimum support.

A mattress that is not comfortable and does not provide adequate support can cause disturbed sleep, aches and pains upon waking. Experts from Public Health England claim that there is growing evidence that poor sleep can also lead to a number of health issues such as heart disease and obesity.

As well as being unsupportive as they age, mattresses fill up with dead skin cells that are shed during the night. Bacteria and dust mites thrive in these conditions, which can aggravate allergies such as asthma.

There is a wide variety of mattress sizes and fillings, which can all suit the bed and indeed the bedroom they will be based in. So, whether it's bunk beds in a child’s bedroom, or an ottoman bed with hidden storage, it is important to consider whether you would prefer a memory foam mattress, or more traditional filling to help you secure a restful sleep that allows you to wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to start the day.

Here at Happy Beds we have a huge range of beds and mattresses to help address your sleep needs.

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